Over the last few days, Vegas was not about the bright lights and drinks by the pool. It was the fashion industry taking over with Agenda and Magic week in town. I was able to attend all shows but Agenda is where it’s at and I aspire to be. While streetwear remains a small part of a gigantic fashion industry, it’s know for it’s bold, creative concepts and hood rich qualities in a lot of ways. I snapped tons of pics and previewed brands spring and fall lines. Here’s a few pics.
" I put the team together like I’m Meyer Lansky… Cc: @richforever #vegas #magictradeshow2014 #magic #agenda2014 #fofla #streetwear #fashion (at Riviera Hotel & Casino)
Happy bday to me. Attending Magic wearing my own brand with my company name on my badge. Market research time. First up: Sourcing. #steerwear #fashion #sourcing #magic #tradeshow #pooltradeshow #magictradeshow2014 Shout out to Bruce! (at Sourcing at Magic Las Vegas Convention Center)
Rolled thru rif today. I was in the area. Finally checked out the clothing and apparel shop next door.
Venue Trade Show:
Last Wednesday, Miles Canares and the Venue team hosted their second show at the Cooper Building in the Downtown LA fashion district. Buyers, bloggers and aspiring brand owners filled the hall for two days of networking and brand building panels with industry expert speakers Nicholas You of the Attic, Seven Cohen of Karmaloop.com and more. Be sure not to mix the next show. To learn more and even register to attend or exhibit at the coming show in July visit VenueTradeShow.com
"American Royalty" by Sam Spratt commissioned by Childish Gambino
Sam Spratt’s commissioned illustrations for actor/rapper Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino.
"What began as cover art for his mixtape ‘Royalty’ evolved into a series of Rockwell-esque vignettes on Americana meant to highlight the side of hip-hop that tends to take a back seat to “money, cars, and jewelry” – where you come from.
The collection of 10 illustrations cover a wide-spectrum of the little moments – the struggles, the simple pleasures, the risks, the irony, the humor, the hopes, and the realities of the American life that maybe isn’t quite so cookie cutter.” Prints available at royalty.samspratt.com.
The quality, not the longevity, of one’s life is what is important. #MLK
Bgrt: Apt. 4b
I first came across the Apt. 4b installation on Instagram, by following the brand Bgrt. The brand is the child of Queens, NY native Moon who moved to LA six years ago. Bgrt is inspired by the drug culture that anyone living in the ghettos of the U.S. in 80s and 90s would be able to identify with. While not meant to glorify, ” you can’t deny that the street/ hip hop fashion culture was birthed in apartments just like 4b.” Moon says. From the gold chains, the music, the flashy clothes were all a huge part of a drug dealers persona and sparked a culture. I’m amazed at the details of the pop up, from the roaches in the bathroom sink, to the rat traps in the corners. This is pure greatness. Check it out for your self and pick up some gear. Popup ends on Dec. 31st, just off the corner of Fairfax and Rosewood in the Tried and True shop. You will thank me.