Saturday May 19th, 2012 – 6 – 10pm
606 W. Pico BLVD.
“I’m a little shy about walking around my neighborhood wearing Brian
Wood’s sweatshirt with the faces of born-in-Brooklyn legends, since I’m neither a Brooklyn native nor a legend. It makes me feel like I better do something great with my life if I’m going to cut it here.”
– Alex Frank /The Fader
“A “Brooklyn Alumni” sweatshirt designed by Brian Wood featuring Lil’ Kim and Notorious B.I.G. has been generating plenty of online interest. Aside from some of Brooklyn’s famous musical elite, it also features Larry David and Michael Jordan.” – Colleen Nika/Rolling Stone
Brian Wood. You’ve heard the name. You’ve seen the designs. American Fashion designer Brian Wood is gearing up to release another one of his highly anticipated “Alumni” designs. This time around B Wood has teamed with the LA retail boutique COLORS for a LA ALUMNI capsule collection with the help of Minx Society http://www.minxsociety.com/has the official media sponsor. Brian enlisted the help of Dan Regan owner of Los Angeles based Black Banditz tattoo parlor, in selecting the faces for the LA ALUMNI to achieve a balance of commercial and underground personalities. Black Banditz will be on site providing a pop up tattoo parlor at the event. LA artist/tastemaker THURZ will be hosting the event. The Alumni design has become the signature design of the B WOOD brand. The LA ALUMNI is exclusively carried at COLORS http://holygrailgoods.com/index.php and is being released in LA inspired sports team color-ways.
The LA ALUMNI is sure to be a great conversation piece that will resonate with a wide variety of people; it is available on t-shirts, v-necks, tank tops, crew-neck sweatshirts and zip front hoodies.
To celebrate the collaboration Brian produced 9 “Vintage Mash-ups” designs made from1980’s and 90’s vintage LA and NYC sports team’s t-shirts that are blended with cut up pop culture graphics. The Vintage Mash-ups have hand bleached, hand painted and hand pinned detailing to ensure each design is a special one of a kind piece.