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  • MADE FOR SKATE – Celebrating 30 Years of Signature Skateboarding Footwear

    House of Vans London presents

    MADE FOR SKATE – Celebrating 30 Years of Signature Skateboarding Footwear

    Special guest: Geoff Rowley

    Launch night: 21st November 2019

    18:00 – 22:00


    The best-selling coffee table book ‘MADE FOR SKATE: The Illustrated History of Skateboard Footwear’ is back! Launching at House of Vans London on November 21, 2019, ten years after its original release. Returning as a limited anniversary edition featuring more than 200 new pages and updated content. The book launch with be accompanied by a ‘MADE FOR SKATE’ historic skate shoe exhibition.

    The ‘MADE FOR SKATE’ exhibition will display 30 iconic signature skate shoes from multiple brands, with a particular focus on Geoff Rowley’s illustrious 20-year career on Vans, the man himself will be in attendance on the launch night. There will also be a preview of the new Vans X Skateboard Museum Berlin Rowley Pro Heritage collaboration. The showcase will remain open to the public at House of Vans London until December 15, 2019 before traveling to destinations across the globe 

    Available now for pre-order with a November 5, 2019 publishing date, the new edition of 'MADE FOR SKATE' adds a special focus: The 30-year history of signature skateboarding shoes - starting with the Etnies Natas Kaupas and Vans Steve Caballero models in 1989 - is told like never before through expert interviews and images of original shoe designs across three decades. The authors also made sure to include new shoe brands into their chronicle of skate kicks.

    The physical manifestation of the culture and creativity at the heart of the Vans brand, House of Vans fosters a rich heritage strongly committed to action sports, art, music and street culture.

  • Vans' Arms Wide Open Premiere

    https://houseofvanslondon.com/event/arms-wide-open-launch-party 

    House of Vans London is delighted to host the European premiere of Arms Wide Open, the first all-female skate film from Vans featuring Helena LongAmy Ram, Shani Bru, Lucy Adams, Una Farrar, Breana Geering and Fabiana Delfino. The film documents their trip around Indonesia as they skate the country’s most exotic spots. 

    Bali is renowned for being a surfer’s Heaven, however more recently a burgeoning skate scene has developed, along with a plethora of bowls and natural spots, making it a must visit destination for skaters globally.

    The film was filmed and edited by Sirus Grahan. Sirus’ unique style perfectly captures the Vans crew’s adventure, hitting Bali and Jakarta’s skateboarding spots, as well as making the most of Bali’s lifestyle. 

    In addition, an accompanying photo exhibition from the film will fill the House of Vans gallery space in Tunnel 1 featuring photography by Sara Parson Texas and Norma Ibarra who followed the girls on their journey through Indonesia.

    The evening festivities continue with a girls only Skate Session, before the night closes out to DJs and karaoke.

    This extremely special event at House of Vans will be free to the public, with no booking required.