DQM gives us a look at their latest collection which is a collaboration with Vans. The collection, made exclusively for DQM, features two shoes, a Vans Authentic and a Sk8-Hi, use the famous “I Love New York” graphic, the symbol of New York City. Designed by Milton Glaser in 1977, the iconic pop-style graphic stands as a postmodern signature of New York; ubiquitous on plastic shopping bags and t-shirts in delis and souvenir stores throughout the city, with the trademarked logo used officially to promote tourism in the state.
The graphic is printed all over on classic off-white canvas on the Authentic, and all over the quarter of the Sk8-Hi, which is finished with a black leather side stripe. The shoes feature a classic white midsole and Vans’ gum waffle sole, flat white lace, and use ‘The Vans DQM General’ branding throughout the shoe: a printed logo at the insole and The General’s signature navy heel tab. View the collection below which features a number of NYC Personalities including tastemaker Vashtie Kola, television and radio personality Michael Colameco, and the multitalented Shadi Perez to DQM founder Chris Keeffe, East Village Radio’s DJ Dirrty, professional skateboarder Ryan Hickey and more.
Produced in a limited edition, both styles will be available exclusively at The Vans DQM General in SoHo, New York and in the DQM online store,www.dqmnewyork.com on April 19.