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Here’s What Went Down When House of Vans Came to Johannesburg

Photographer Siyabonga Mkhasibe takes us inside Vans’ 50th anniversary celebrations in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

Vans brought its 50th anniversary celebrations to Johannesburg last week. The California-based shoe company completely tore down 94 Juta Street, Braamfontein with three days of art, sneaker culture, skateboarding and performances from the likes of Stilo Magolide, Youngsta, Kid Fonque, Slice Frederico, Ms Cosmo, Bye Beneco and more.


We tapped photographer Siyabonga Mkhasibe to take us inside House of Vans Joburg.

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Photo by Siyabonga Mkhasibe. Photo by Siyabonga Mkhasibe.

Photo by Siyabonga Mkhasibe. Photo by Siyabonga Mkhasibe.

Photo by Siyabonga Mkhasibe. Photo by Siyabonga Mkhasibe.

Photo by Siyabonga Mkhasibe. Photo by Siyabonga Mkhasibe.

Photo by Siyabonga Mkhasibe. Photo by Siyabonga Mkhasibe.

Photo by Siyabonga Mkhasibe. Photo by Siyabonga Mkhasibe.

Photo by Siyabonga Mkhasibe. Photo by Siyabonga Mkhasibe.

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