The Long Beach Convention Center witnessed a pop culture extravaganza as ComplexCon kicked off its two-day spectacle on Saturday, November 18th. In its 2023 iteration, ComplexCon proved to be a must-attend event, drawing fashion enthusiasts and pop culture aficionados alike. The participating brands brought their A-game, but one that stole the spotlight and captured the essence of the event was none other than Mood Swings, a brainchild of fashion icon Bloody Dior.
Bloody Dior’s Mood Swings booth emerged as a favorite among attendees and garnered praise from 360 Magazine. The collection featured cool pieces, with beanies stealing the show. The eccentric colorways and a font straight out of a ’70s magazine added a touch of nostalgia, creating a visual feast for fashion enthusiasts. The crowd unanimously favored the shirt adorned with Campbell’s soup artwork, showcasing the brand’s commitment to blending art and fashion seamlessly.
Navigating Kid Cudi’s MOTR booth at ComplexCon felt like entering a fashion labyrinth. The booth, cleverly designed as a maze, challenged attendees to find their way through while being surrounded by the avant-garde MOTR clothing line. Unconventional pieces teased fashion norms, creating a surreal experience for those seeking a unique blend of style and maze-like mystery. Adjacent to this fashion journey, the Babylon x Minion bounce house added an extra layer of intrigue, capturing the attention of onlookers with its playful vibes.
Amidst the sea of brands and fashion-forward displays, Complex Con treated visitors to top-notch DJ sets by renowned talents such as Luka Sabbat, Lil Yachty, and socialite Zack Bia. Lil Yachty, in particular, used the platform to preview new music, solidifying his position as an artist pushing the boundaries of rap electronica. The audience was captivated as he showcased a sound uniquely his own, marking a defining moment in his musical journey.
After seeing countless articles of clothing 360 Magazine decided to venture outside to the the First We Feast Lagoon food court. There were countless food vendors like Broad Street Oyster Co, Brique French Toastery, Chicken and Mumbo Sauce, etc. So many different options to choose from.
Having immersed themselves in the fashion maze, 360 Magazine ventured outside to explore the delectable delights at the First We Feast Lagoon food court. The air was filled with tantalizing aromas as an array of food vendors beckoned. From the seafood wonders of Broad Street Oyster Co to the mouth watering creations at Brique French Toastery and the irresistible combo of Chicken and Mumbo Sauce, the food court offered a feast for the senses. With so many diverse options to choose from, it was a culinary adventure that complemented the avant-garde spirit of ComplexCon.
Day one set the bar high, and anticipation is building for day two on November 19th. F1lthy is set to take the stage with electrifying DJ sets, promising an immersive audio experience. The climax of Complex Con 2023 will be a special performance by the one and only Kid Cudi, ensuring a memorable conclusion to the two-day extravaganza.
For those hungry for more Complex Con updates and highlights, head over to complex.com. Stay tuned for a recap of the unforgettable moments, exclusive interviews, and a deeper dive into the pop culture phenomena that defined Complex Con 2023!
By Yash Thadani, Krish Narsinghani, Vaughn Lowery