DQM has collaborated with Vans to produce a very special project with the iconic Blue Note Records. Releasing this Spring and Summer, the project includes two separate, consecutive footwear releases accompanied by a film featuring Don Was, the renowned musician/ producer President of Blue Note Records, and the legendary skateboarder and jazz-inspired contemporary musician Ray Barbee.
DQM has collaborated with Lakai this Spring to create a capsule footwear collection. Part of Lakai’s top tier ‘Echelon’ program, the collection features premium leathers and materials throughout in a palette of golden brown and black with DQM branding. The collection is designed by skater/designer Scott Johnston and includes three low-top styles: the Albany, the Camby Mid and the slip-on Owen. All three styles will be available online on Thursday, April 9th.
The House of Vans in Brooklyn is hosting the Anti Hero crew this Thursday, March 19th for the world premiere screening of their film produced with the Six Stair crew. Filmed whilst on an epic trip to Israel, ‘Eighteen’ accompanies Anti Hero’s larger collaboration with Vans. Bad Shit and Grindline play at the premiere on Thursday. See you there.
DQM will be releasing its Spring 15 footwear collection in collaboration with Vans next Thursday, March 19th. Made exclusively for DQM, the shoes are inspired by the brownstone row houses of New York and the North East. The history of brownstones, specifically in New York and in the shape of neighborhoods such Harlem and Park Slope in Brooklyn, has a long and celebrated past. Images of tall front stoops, curved entranceways and terraced homes in hues of red, gray and brown, conjures up a lifestyle of days gone by. Featured in hundreds of films by directors from Woody Allen to Spike Lee, brownstone buildings have become an icon, an architectural identifier, of the city.