“It’s cool to see girls in Vans,” said pro skater Tony Trujillo, surrounded by a gaggle of downtown divas at the launch party for the Vans Vault line Thursday night. “The shoes work for fashion or skating — they go both ways.”
That neatly summed up the Sky Studios bash, where the iconic sneakers were seen on beefy-armed bartenders, downtown hipsters and a handful of California dudes sporting long, sunbleached locks. Added to the mix were skating legend Steve Caballero, Claire Danes, and musician Ben Lee, who deejayed for the party before he began a set with his band. Mark Haskins, a designer for the Vault collection, made the rounds in a pair of Vans he had handpainted to match the floral print of his Ben Sherman shirt.