Whole Year Celebration Embracing Creative Self-Expression in Skate, Art, Music and Street Culture
Announcing the First Ever Asia Custom Culture Competition Winner &
Showcasing the House Of Vans Asia Tour in London &
Extending the celebration to Australia and New Zealand for the first time!
Music Performance at House Of Vans Kuala Lumpur
Vans successfully rolled out the House Of Vans Asia Tour to more than 10 cities in Asia-Pacific this year. With more than 90,000 participants gathered to celebrate the “Off The Wall” spirit in forms of art elements, skateboarding competitions and classes, music performances, street markets and a wide variety of workshops, Vans inspired everyone to express their creativity all over the region.
Vans Stoop Series Competition at House Of Vans Hong Kong
The year-long celebration kicked off on 13th May in Chengdu, China together with the first stop of the Vans Musicians Wanted and Asia Custom Culture workshop, then moving onto Shenzhen, Zhengzhou in China and further across the region to Yokohama, Taipei, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Seoul and Shanghai during the Summer. The tours final stop landed in Guangzhou in October with the winners of Asia Musicians Wanted, Custom Culture Competition and Stoop Series gathered to showcase their talents.
Vans Musicians Wanted Winning band Mi Ultimo Showcased at House Of Vans Guangzhou
Final winners of Vans Stoop Series Competition were crowned at House Of Vans Guangzhou
House Of Vans is a place where the imagination is let loose over multiple facets of creative outlets, it also connects and inspires those who participate. With the first-ever Vans Asia Custom Culture Competition taking place along the Tour, Chinese illustrator Felix Shaozi bought his Authentic shoe design from the Asian Tour to House Of Vans London and shared his inspirations to the world. Winning musicians from the Vans Musicians Wanted program also won opportunities to jump on the House Of Vans stage across Asia cities and London to share their music.
Neo Retro – Winning band from Musicians Wanted Asia performing at House Of Vans London
Asia Art Showcase at House Of Vans London
The “Off The Wall” spirit was also embodied in a range of House Of Vans activations including skate classes where participants learned the skate skill basics from Vans Pro Skaters; Art installations where Vans partnered with local art communities to enable co-creation of artwork; Street market where local hand-makers are encouraged to introduce their work publicly. Participants also experienced the customized shoe culture with Mr. Sabotage or DIY their own tote bag or turntable with the guidance from local creators.
Street Market at House Of Vans Hong Kong
Tattoo Workshop at House Of Vans Seoul
Mr. Sabotage Custom Workshop at House Of Vans Yokohama
House Of Vans Asia Tour expanded across the Asia-Pacific this year with the additions of Melbourne and Auckland stops. Check out vans.com/houseofvansasia for more highlights and stay tuned for the 2018 programming.