To add to the bubbling activity of who knows what on Broadway is Bold Room LA, a multi-purpose creative space hosting pop-ups and art. Sounds interesting!
Have you heard about COS? Collection Of Style? It’s a more sophisticated, new offshoot of the now ubiquitous H&M. It’s really quite nice (And affordable!) and likely will become a new wardrobe staple for urbanites. The brand recently landed in Los Angeles, specifically at Opening Ceremony—and it’s a pretty fantastic little outpost.
When you think of LA, homegrown design talents, Trina Turk is one of the many people who come to mind. She has successfully tapped a very Los Angeles aesthetic that is at all times Summery and with a reference to very LA things like Mid-Century Modernism and the desert. The latter is something that has a particularly strong influence as she’s quite a Palm Springer herself.
Her Spring/Summer 2014 collection has a divine manifestation of this. It takes a view of the desert and blasts it through a rainbow kaleidoscope. The result is an utterly fabulous textile and collection of goods she is calling Rainbow Desert. All y’all LA ladies: get these clothes on you.
Soccer in America isn’t that big—but soccer in Los Angeles? Kind of a big deal. We’re a city that is pretty forward thinking and, of course, sports follow suit with what locals like as well. Our team—the LA Galaxy—is known for doing some creative stunts for getting attention like hiring David Beckham and moving to Carson. The best, most recent activity produced from the team is a collaboration with local streetwear brand Undefeated. What a genius pairing—and it certainly caught our attention.
If you’re not familiar with The Seventh Letter, they’re a streetwear label and gallery with a flagship store on Fairfax’s bro, sneaker district. They’re one of the brands behind Known Gallery and are now doing their own, very LA things in their own way. One accessory that we randomly happened upon is very much of note as it’s a play on something we all love: Los Angeles and Legos. They’ve made limited edition, assemble-it-yourself kits called LAG0 that let you make your own plastic weed paraphernalia. Brilliant!