While we await news of Vans’ summer party series (fingers-crossed), a one-off show at the Greenpoint outpost has popped up on the radar. The lifestyle brand is teaming up with Urban Outfitters for Strength in Style, a free soiree featuring award-winning British rapper Little Simz and Brooklyn’s own Kitty Cash. The event, which goes down this Thursday, April 6, celebrates the limited-edition capsule collection of women’s apparel, footwear and accessories created by Vans in partnership with UO.
Little Simz, aka Simbi Ajikawo, released her stellar sophomore LP Stillness in Wonderland at the end of last year on her indie label AGE 101. A concept album inspired by Alice in Wonderland, the record features guest appearances by Chip and Ghetts, The Internet’s Syd, and Tilla. The rapper supported the project with a short film, a 4-part comic book series, and an art and music festival called Welcome To Wonderland: The Experience, which took place in London in February. You can find the film and video for album track “Picture Perfect” below.
To attend Thursday’s festivities, you’ll need to RSVP in advance over at houseofvans.com. Doors are at 8pm, be sure to get there early.
Little Simz tour dates
Thu April 6 – HOUSE OF VANS, BROOKLYN, NY
Tue April 25 – TREES, DALLAS, TX
Wed April 26 – THE STUDIO AT WAREHOUSE LIVE, HOUSTON, TX
Thu April 27 – HOUSE OF BLUES, NEW ORLEANS, LA