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  • ONE NIGHT IN CHINATOWN (EXCERPT) / YOKOHAMA

    05 December 2016

    After the Moon Eyes show a few of us headed over to Chinatown in Yokohama for a few drinks and some good ol' Chinese food. Those of you who may not know, Yokohama's Chinatown is one of the biggest Chinatowns (if not the biggest) in Japan. 

  • MOON EYES 25TH ANNUAL HOT ROD AND CUSTOM SHOW / YOKOHAMA

    04 December 2016

    Today, Moon Eyes celebrates its 25th annual Hot Rod and Custom Show in Yokohama Japan. Folks from all across the globe came to showcase their custom works of art. The 9 hour event housed thousands of diehard enthusiasts not only Japan, but various parts of Asia, Europe, and the United States. The event featured headliners such as Steve Cabellero, Max Schaaf, and our good friend Jeff Leighton just to name a few. Fans who were unable to make it to Born Free 8 were able to see some of the trophy machines and their builders in person. The space was carefully partitioned between lowriders, hot rods, motorcycles, and vendors. Below is a visual synopsis of the epic event.

    Warning, A lot of photos!

  • BRIEF VISUAL RECAP OF THE MOON EYES PRE-PARTY / YOKOHAMA

    03 December 2016

    Good seeing some of good friends tonight at the Moon Eyes Pre-Party. Plenty of familiar faces, but to keep it interesting we didn't want to show you guys too much. Want more? You guys have to wait until tomorrow!

  • COMPLEXCON / LONG BEACH CA

    07 November 2016

    Celebrities and streetwear fans flocked this past weekend to the Long Beach Convention center to partake in the first ever, Complexcon, an expo that allowed consumers to purchase rare pieces directly from their favorite brands as well as the chance to meet some of their idols in music, art, and fashion. Brands (A Bathing Ape, ASSC, Nike, Union, Bodega, RSVP Gallery, etc.) showcased limited edition pieces specially curated just for the occasion and had fans flocking into epic lines to purchase these rare once in a lifetime pieces at their booths. Celebrities such as Kid Cudi, Pharrell, Virgil Abloh were amongst the few who interacted with the crowd, giving their fans a chance to have a special moment with their heroes. Digital montages by Japanese artist Takashi Murakami adorned the centerstage of the convention center with psychedelic Manga-style visuals that gleamed through large LED screens that allowed the artist's fans to capture a special moment with Murakami's art as well as artist himself.

    It's amazing to see how far this niche market we call "Streetwear" and "Sneaker Consumerism" has evolved from '90s to early '00s. Never would we have imagined the likes of Complexcon to come to fruition back in those days, let alone deeming it a monumental success as it was this past weekend. A special thanks to the folks who worked rigorously to put together this epic convention where consumers could engage with their favorite artists, musicians, and designers as well as Complexcon for giving us the full-access pass to the full weekend not only at the expo, but at the evening shows as well.

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