D-Nice could have chosen anywhere in NYC; he selected BCHTS, the premier VIP celebrity event space. This relationship and what it means to the culture to connect a historic Carnegie Hall performance with some of the most talented black artists, actors, and fashion legends created a historical moment.
The PUMA Galleria saw sneakerheads excited to check out the 90’s vibes in the Toys, Tech, Tracks and Trophies sections with line ups for the limited RS-X Toys custom sneaker works by JBF Customs and Alexander John inspired by 90s Tech and Mix Tapes respectively. The artists also did live custom designing demos at the courtyard. All pairs were sold out in minutes. PUMA also unveiled the upcoming collaboration pack with Hot Wheels – the RS-X Toys Hot Wheels that release on December 1st.
Special guests Kali Uchis, A Boogie Wit a Hoodie, Yo Gotti and Nipsey Hustle all came out to promote and sign the limited-quantity bootleg tees designed by Chinatown Market. Each tee design were inspired by each artist. YesJulz and her 1AM radio crew continued with their live broadcast from the PUMA Galleria and interviewed the artists mentioned above plus a whole lot more. Also seen were Emory Jones, Upscale Vandal, Karrueche and Victor Cruz, among the many celebrities who dropped by.
To celebrate the launch of Cadillac’s newest vehicle, the XT4, Cadillac & Nas dropped a one-of-a-kind Cadillac crest piece and gold chain filled with yellow diamonds, black diamonds, rubies and sapphires. While Nas was signing custom Cadillac/Nas/Complex Merch he surprised a lucky fan by giving the chain to them, creating a once-in-a-lifetime moment with the most coveted drop at the event.
DJ Akademiks and A Boogie wit da Hoodie battled it out during a live episode taping of “On the Sticks,” the new interactive gaming series from Complex and Xbox. The two played NBA 2K19 with A Boogie wit da Hoodie emerging as the champion. The series launches Friday, November 9 on Complex’s YouTube channel.
Virgil Abloh headlined ComplexCon(versations) to a packed house of 700 fans. He was joined on stage by emerging designers (b).stroy, comprised of Brick Owens & Dieter Grams, as well as Ev Bravado and Rhuigi.
Nas, Big Boy, Jeff Staple and Tinashe stopped by the HBO barbershop experience that was promoting the new series “The Shop.” Capitol Records’ James Davis, Njomza, BJ The Chicago Kid and Marc Byers joined artists Nick Grant and A Boogie wit da Hoodie for panel discussions at the booth.
Balvinhit the floor checking out the booths, posing for photos with fans, copping exclusive merch and more.
As part of Adidas Originals main event at ComplexCon, the brand joined forces with creative partner Pusha T to present a journey through three connected environments, reimagining a retro bank vault and penthouse office, to unveil a limited edition EQT Cushion 2 collaboration. Answering the popular demand for more cultural experiences, the mogul sat with 12 aspiring artists from Los Angeles for an opportunity at the adidas Originals Sound Labs Grant for musical development. Only five musicians made the cut after two days of listening sessions and now local LA semi-finalists Sareal, Lorine Chia, Ice Cold Bishop, Indiigo and Rugby Wild will continue the application process for the grant that will result in a winner in the first days of 2019. Also, King Push was joined by adidas Originals partner Pharrell Williams, who released pairs of the elusive adidas Originals N.E.R.D HU NMD and 50 pairs of never-seen-before PW HU P.O.D. System exclusive for the conference. Winners of the Friends and Family HU P.O.D. System pairs got to meet Pharrell as a special treat from the icon and Adidas Originals. And finally, Adidas Originals launched its new Los Angeles-focused social identity @AdidasLA alongside rap legend and creative ambassador Snoop Dogg. Coinciding with the 25th anniversary of Doggystyle, the brand partnered with Snoop and LA’s World Famous VIP Records for a special pop-up experience. Snoop himself made a special appearance and signed 25 pairs of adidas Originals P.O.D. System sneakers that had been customized by LA artist Gregory Siffs.
Reebok closed out the weekend with its limited-edition Futsal Fusion R58 drop and the final silhouette of the the R58 Series, the Sole Fury Floatride. Lil Baby stopped by in celebration of the drop, purchasing the first ten pairs for lucky customers in line before customizing shirts for his whole crew.
Karen Civil introduced film narrator Pharrell Williams at Universal Pictures’ special screening of THE GRINCH Saturday night ahead of of its upcoming release.
GUESS JEANS U.S.A. x PLACES+FACES debuted at ComplexCon ahead of its global launch. Unique items such as reflective tees, photo-vests, cargo pant and tracksuits were the first to go. J.Balvin, Teyana Taylor, Made in Tyo (Tyoko), Olan Prenatt, Trill Sammy, Christian BULL1TRC, and Premium Pete all stopped by GUESS Jeans U.S.A. to pick up the goods.
Zen, a new e-commerce experience celebrating sneaker culture with a unique blend of commerce, storytelling, community, and events that launched at ComplexCon, gave away to lucky winners hundreds of pairs of rare kicks including Nike Air Mags seen in ‘Back to the Future,’ Undefeated Jordan IV, Nike Dunk SB Low Diamond Supply Co. “Tiffany,” all Supreme Nike SB Blazers and Dunks, and Adidas Chanel Pharrell Hu NMD.
Becky G bounced around on the giant inflatable art installation from FriendsWithYou Art Collective at the POPSockets booth.
Steve Aoki joined Kim Jung Gi for selfies in the Find Your Grind infinity room.
At McDonald’s Project Connect booth, exclusive designs by influencers Joe FreshGoods, Elise Swopes and Richie Lewere added to jean jackets, jerseys, long sleeve tees and book bags. Also at the booth, Teyana Taylor hosted a first-ever tasting of the new Triple Breakfast Stack for a lucky winner. Hosted by Kenny Burns, Lena Waithe, Don Benjamin and Marcellus Bennett dropped in to enjoy the drops, live DJs, McDonald’s McNuggets, world famous fries and soft drinks.
From December 7-10th, the Style Artist Lounge was home to a series of immersive and exciting events that enveloped attendees in art, music and fashion.
Throughout the four day event series, which took place at the newly renovated MiaBea House, attendees could view exclusive art installations by some of Miami’s top upcoming artists including: Adam Thompson, abibi.k, Robert Young, Mike Habs, Stephen Gamson, UncuttArt, JohnBorn and Marlyn Sasson in addition to work from Los Angeles-based Moncho1929, Laurent Proneur, Mr. Clever Art, Suzanne Currie, NulSMS and others. The Style Artist Lounge was additionally home to a brunch in support of the Rush Arts Foundation, hosted by Merrill Lynch—Angela Simmons, amongst others were noted in the influential crowd. Notorious Pink Rosè could be found in the glasses of artists, designers, socialites and guests throughout the weekend.
Vezt Music App filled the Style Artist Lounge with incredible recording artists, DJ’s, celebrity entourages and fans—The music app took over Style Artist Lounge’s opening night, hosting Dre, of Cool & Dre’s private birthday celebration. Notable persons in attendance included Fat Joe, Derrick Adams, Hank Willis Thomas, Shawn “Pecas” Costner and more. Throughout the weekend, performances by DJ’s Mark Ronson, Clark Kent, Tony Touch and Rich Medina drew a high-profile crowd.
The Style Artist Lounge was also home to incredible debut fashion presentations by Char Loves Swimwear, Poseidon Society and Andre Emery. Chelsea Pereira’s Poseidon Society is the first jewelry collection for you and your dog. All of the jewelry is crafted with fine metals, diamonds and Swarovski crystals. The launch brought out an star-studded crowd, Tyson Bedford amongst others were noted in attendance. Celebrity designer, Andre Emery debuted his Scarface-themed collection on Saturday night. The presentation was styled by international model, Slick Woods.
The Style Artist Lounge Art Basel events saw an incredible turn out of musicians, designers, artists and entrepreneurs. Stay tuned for upcoming events at www.stylefashionweek.com and learn more about Vezt here: vezt.co
Style Artist Lounge will return to Miami—bringing debut fashion collections, live music performances, and exclusive art installations to Art Basel 2017.
Events will be held at the newly renovated MiaBea House, on 23rd and Collins. The Style Artist Lounge will provide guests with two floors of extraordinary experience; the first floor will transport guests into a warm and welcoming area, filled with incredible art installations. Notable artists including: Giuliano Bekor, the Popovy Sisters, John Born, Moncho 192, Rachid Kallamni, Scram Jones, Domingo Zapata, Sofale Ellis and more.
Guests can expect debut fashion presentations by influential designer, Andre Emery accompanied Chelsea Pereira’s Poseidon Society. Draya Michele will present her SS’18 Mint Swim collection and the Style Artist Lounge will additionally be home to a private party hosted by celebrity designer, Marco Marco. A luncheon held by Merril Lynch will benefit the Rush Arts foundation, while a separate networking event by Entrepreneur Magazine will bring young entrepreneurs together.
In the night, a string of parties, celebrity dinners and live music performances will take place in the Style Artist Lounge Annex. Guests can anticipate live performances by DJ Clark Kent, DJ Tony Touch in addition to luxe parties by Lux Now. Vezt Inc. — the music app taking over the industry—will bring a number of notable musicians to the crowd, celebrating the recent launch of their app at a private dinner hosted by Dre of Cool & Dre. Sensational rosé provided by Notorious Pink will fill the glasses of designers, guests, artists, musicians, celebrities and socialites each night.
A special thanks to Essentia Water, Harmless Harvest, International Chamber of Design, Entrepreneur Magazine, Rush Arts Foundation, Merril Lynch, Style Fashion Week, and Mia Bea House.
New and exciting events are being added to the event schedule each day—stay updated on event schedules and get more information on www.stylefashionweek.com
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