We are proud to introduce the Vans x OTH AΩ Slip-On LX, celebrating the shop’s 15 year anniversary and uniting OTH's joint Greek and Quebecois heritage.
The letters AΩ have great significance in Greek culture, and symbolize that every story has a beginning and an end. With OTH celebrating its 15 year anniversary, the AΩ Project serves as a way to examine the shop’s roots and its history over the last decade and a half. Thus, the AΩ Slip-On LX touches on both the Greek roots of OTH’s founders, and its history within Montreal’s streetwear scene. The letter A is lightly embossed on the top of the right shoe, while the left shoe carries an embossed Ω. Further tying together the joint heritage in Greece and Quebec is the colour-scheme, which features grey suede and blue stripes, with grey symbolizing a solid foundation as it’s a classic colour that can be worn season after season and blue stripes representing both Greece and Quebec.
As part of the AΩ Project, we teamed up with Quebec designer Isaac Larose, of Larose Paris, to bring a new and unique vision to a classic silhouette. We also called upon photographer Vassilis Karidis, of Dapper Dan, to shoot a lookbook that embodies the spirit of today’s youth in Athens. The shoot was styled by Nicholas Georgiou, also of Dapper Dan.
The Vans x OTH AΩ Slip-On LX ($90 +tax) will be available in limited quantity on Thursday, September 3rd at 10AM in store and 12PM on the online store, with shipping offered worldwide.
We'll also be celebrating the launch of the AΩ Slip-On LX on Thursday night, as of 7pm, in the Vans OTH space. You'll be treated to a live DJ and catering inspired by the shoe's theme! Space is limited, so we ask you to RSVP on the Facebook page.