Friday, July 8, 2011

Vans Captn Fin Co Op

Vans celebrated the launch of a collaboration with Southern California based fin company Captain Fin Co. on Thursday, July 7 at Vans by Thalia Surf Shop in Laguna Beach. Founded by surfer Mitch Abshere, Captain Fin fuses art, music and performance to create unique surfboard fins and is well-known for embracing and supporting the creativity of its riders. The event spotlighted Vans x Captain Fin Co. footwear and also featured artwork, photographs and surfboards created by Andrew Doheny and Alex Knost. The footwear collection includes Del Norte and Srpls Surf Siders and a Lanai sandal with colors and art by Doheny and Knost. North of 400 good friends came out for the party including Alex Knost, Andrew Doheny, Mitch Abshere, Tyler Warren, Manny Caro, Kameron Brown, Tanner Prairie, Chris Ballreich, Mike Lohrman, Troy Elmore, Ford Archbold and artist Andy Davis. The packed house enjoyed tunes by DJ Akram, Primo beer and attendees came away with free limited edition t-shirts and wax.

Vans by Thalia Surf Shop, adjacent to Thalia's South Coast Highway store, melds Vans’ heritage with Thalia’s bohemian brand of beach culture in what is Vans’ first ever boutique surf partnership.  The shop showcases a continuously evolving mix of Vans surf footwear and apparel including limited releases in shoes and signature Joel Tudor apparel. Vans by Thalia Surf Shop is located at 911 South Coast Highway in Laguna Beach, CA.