words // Luis Sanchez
video & photography // Jotham Porzio

Earlier this month, Vans OTW officially launched their Block Collection with the release of three LA-inspired silhouettes celebrating the city's rich streetwear culture.

The first of several city-inspired collections to release as part of the new OTW global sneaker series, LA's collection features new looks for the Bedford, Prescott and Tesella silhouettes. Working with three of the most influential guys in LA, each shoe is inspired by So Cal's sneaker scene and feature designs reminiscent of classic athletic wear and skate fashion.

Sole Collector was on-hand for the launch of the LA Block collection, and got to talk about the designs and inspiration that brought the collection to life with OTW Category Manager Brian Johnson.

Check out the exclusive interview in the video below, along with a second video celebrating the recently launched LA Block Collection by VANS OTW.

The LA Block Collection is now available at select VANS OTW retailers nationwide.