Our east coast DIY Docs Customization tour can only be described as a collision of creativity. All five events served up the unique opportunity for fans to get Docs personalized by artists they’ve been following for years — and the result was the kind of fashion-meets-art mashup that could only go down in New York City. Keep scrolling to see some of these one-of-a-kind Docs…
Wizard $kull brought his skate and street graphics to our Union Square store.
“I just like to make things. I mostly paint right now, but I’ll also sculpt or draw or do whatever. I didn’t choose anything, I just try doing different things.” – Wizard $kull
Co-owner of Bandit Studio Bruno Levy was down at our SoHo store with art based on his flash tattoos.
“I learned to tattoo when I lived in Nepal…it was through my teacher, Mohan Gurung, that I learned a lot of the fundamentals of this craft — but being a perfectionist, the learning process was really difficult for me.” – Bruno Levy
Multimedia artist Tamara Santibañez came to the Upper East Side to work the Lexington store, pulling from her flash grounded in Chicanx and punk tattoo art.
“My first pair of Docs was a graduation gift when I was sixteen. They were these amazing tall black lace-up boots that also had zippers on the sides.” – Tamara Santibañez
Illustrator Sophia Chang brought her paint pens to our Brooklyn store on Smith St. for some on-the-fly customization.
“You gotta decide whether you want a hobby or a business. At the end of the day my craft and skill took 10,000 hours to develop. Not only do I constantly work on ways to further master but I welcome challenges with open arms.” – Sophia Chang
Tattoo artist and designer Katya Krasnova packed the Bedford store, with one fan running to our Union Square store and back to get a pair of patent Mollies customized by Katya.
“I was always drawing something. My mother is a designer and she instilled in me a love for art which has influenced me since childhood. I became a student at Children’s Art Academy when I was 7 years old. After that, I studied at Institute of Modeling and Design, so all my life was connected to art.” – Katya Krasnova