Kids of Immigrants Partners with Vans
Kids of Immigrants, the trailblazing Los Angeles-based brand and collective who’s quickly amassed a cult following, launched their new apparel collection in celebration of their five-year anniversary, along with a series of releases and activations as part of their “Love Week” blowout. In addition, KOI announces the release of their new footwear collaboration with Vans out May 19 and a skincare collection with Youth To The People out now. Every partnership and event part of “Love Week” is deeply rooted in the brand’s primary mission of putting love at the forefront by supporting and giving back to the community that nurtured them, garnering the brand mass critical acclaim and further cementing Kids of Immigrants as leaders in the fashion space.
Kids of Immigrants has amassed a deeply devoted fanbase by placing social issues and community at the core of their work, resulting in powerful collections that sell out in just minutes time after time. The highly sought after brand has garnered praise and support from the likes of Bad Bunny, Dua Lipa, Kehlani, Lil Uzi Vert, Jhene Aiko, Odell Beckham Jr., and many more. The brand has also been featured on HBO’s Insecureand Netflix’s On My Block. Like the history, culture, and beliefs of Kids Of Immigrants, the brand is unisex and for all people.
KOI x VANS x GREENHOUSE NEW SHOE OUT MAY 19:
Following their explosive debut footwear collaboration with streetwear brand Vans and Greenhouse that sold out in just minutes, Kids of Immigrants returns with a new footwear release in collaboration with Vans and Greenhouse that is set to drop May 19 exclusively on the Greenhouse app. The shoe celebrates the five year anniversary of the brand and the beautiful community it has built. The shoe brings two classic old skool colorways into one style featuring the key message of “We Are All Cut From Different Fabrics But Together Make A Whole”. The shoe features an aged sole with sail laces and double tongue element that honors a Vans staple. A pair will retail for $120.
KOI x YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE COLLAB:
Out now, Kids of Immigrants partnered with skincare brand Youth To The People for their new “Love 2 The People” collection. The skincare and apparel collection includes three limited-edition pieces: a Superfood Cleanser, a Refillable Minsi Kit and a short-sleeved shirt. The project honors and brings light to self-care and self-love within communities of color and men of color to activate their inner glow for their mind, body and spirit.
“Self-care is the real work and it shapes the way we connect with those around us. We know that when we get to know ourselves, we have the power to enrich and uplift those around us.”
– Daniel Buezo + Weleh Dennis, Kids of Immigrants Co-Founders
“We are huge fans of Kids of Immigrants and big supporters of their mission. To do our first collaboration with them during their Love Week is an honor and a special moment for us. With this collection, we hope to inspire our communities to practice love and self-care.”
– Joe Cloyes + Greg Gonzalez, Youth To The People Co-Founders
BUY “FIVE YEAR LOVE COLLECTION” HERE: www.kidsofimmigrants.us
KOI x VANS ‘FOOT THE BILL’ SHOES SUPPORTING TWO LA BUSINESSES:
In continuing to highlight the importance of community and love, Kids of Immigrants partnered with ‘Foot The Bill’, a Vans program committed to supporting small businesses owned and operated by diverse communities. As an ambassador, Kids of Immigrants selected the two local POC-run small businesses to receive support and funding by launching two new shoe designs to support Los Angeles businesses – Shop Mi Vida, a Chicanx lifestyle and apparel brand based in Highland Park, Los Angeles, and Mandarin Noodle House, a family-run Chinese restaurant in Monterey Park. The net proceeds from the limited-run shoes will go directly to each business, along with promotion and visibility on the Vans site.
BUY THE ‘SHOP MI VIDA’ & ‘MANDARIN NOODLE HOUSE’ COLLECTION HERE: https://www.vans.com/footthebill.html
KOI X WALK GOOD LA “LOVE GOOD LA” SUPPORTING THE LOS ANGELES MISSION:
Kids Of Immigrants partners with Walk Good LA to host a 5k Run on May 5 in Los Angeles supporting the Los Angeles Mission. In addition, Kids of Immigrants tapped over ten artists to design donation bins that will be present at the event, encouraging attendees to donate shoes and socks to Los Angeles Mission in support of unhoused neighbors.
In addition, Swiss footwear brand On Running has partnered with Kids Of Immigrants for the run and will provide shoes and gear for 50 of the runners. Kids of Immigrants also designed an exclusive Walk Good LA shirt – including a donation of two hundred pieces that will be available for runners on-site and the remaining sold on the Walk Good LA website.
MORE INFO ON THE LA MISSION + HOW TO SUPPORT HERE: https://losangelesmission.org/
Los Angeles Mission exists to provide help, hope and opportunity to men, women and children in need. Join us and help transform lives.
ABOUT KIDS OF IMMIGRANTS
Kids of Immigrants is a Los Angeles-based clothing brand and collective that was founded by Daniel Buezo and Weleh Dennis as a medium to express their passion to create, empower, and love. Inspired by their roots, environments, and life experiences, their mission statement is simple — DO THE BEST WE CAN WITH WHAT WE HAVE. Both Buezo and Dennis are first-generation Americans (their parents are from Honduras and Liberia, respectively) and established the name from what united them and what makes this country, WE ARE ALL IMMIGRANTS.
ABOUT VANS’ FOOT THE BILL
Vans®, a VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) brand, is the original action sports footwear, apparel and accessories brand. Vans® authentic collections are sold in 84 countries through a network of subsidiaries, distributors and international offices. Vans® has over 2,000 retail locations globally including owned, concession and partnership doors. The Vans® brand promotes creative self-expression in youth culture across action sports, art, music and street culture and delivers progressive platforms such as the Vans Park Series, Vans Triple Crown of Surfing®, Vans Pool Party, Vans Custom Culture, and Vans’ cultural hub and international music venue, House of Vans.
ABOUT YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE
100% Vegan. Cruelty-Free. Superfood-Powered Skincare. Founded in 2015, Youth To The People creates consciously-sourced, nutrient-dense premium superfood blends and pairs them with clinical premium Pro-Grade Vegan™ actives, made in California for the benefit of your skin’s health. Our formulas are safe for you, our oceans, and the planet.
ABOUT ON RUNNING
From small beginnings in Zürich, Switzerland, On set out in 2010 with a big ambition: to change the world of running. In the ten years since, On Running has been embraced into the hearts, and onto the feet, of more than seven million runners in over 50 countries. And there’s no sign of slowing down…
ABOUT LOS ANGELES MISSION
Los Angeles Mission strives to be a world leader among missions that provide for the poor, restore the addicted and eliminate homelessness. We see each individual as a spiritual person of worth and dignity and worthy of assistance in their journey. Our vision is to see individuals and families set free from addictions and homelessness, transformed by God to become physically and spiritually healthy; educationally equipped to participate in society and sustain housing; and encouraged to create relationships of love and service to others. We seek to help those who have been abused and neglected to find a better life. We seek to help those who have become addicted to understand their addictions, to expect physical healing and to live in ways that are healthy to the soul, mind and body.