Fashion infused into art: It’s a Daye thing

Fashion infused into art: It’s a Daye thing

Kendrick Daye Pyramid Atlanta wearable art

Kendrick Daye is an artist like no other. He creates bright, timeless pieces that exude aesthetic originality. The artist has now transformed some of his art pieces into a new medium for fans and art lovers to enjoy and admire his work.

Daye’s latest venture is a brand called Wearable Art by Kendrick Daye, which features apparel based on a few of his favorite art creations over the years.

Yes, art literally on your back!

His first release from Wearable Art is the Designer Pop piece which features Daye’s Versonce’ piece on the front of the shirt and his Jayvenchy piece on the back. 

From the artist: “So this Versonce + Jayvenchy, designer POP—make them touch iconic. It’s dressed to impress the icon upon you. That’s what stardom is…that’s what this is. This is the word manifest. Know thy selfie, you don’t know it until you wear it.”

Designer Pop, along with several other art pieces, is available for purchase on Kendrick Daye’s website.

 

Steez Fiendz spreads love with upcoming collection release

Steez Fiendz spreads love with upcoming collection release

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Valentine’s Day is approaching, and love is most definitely in the air. One of Atlanta’s hottest urban brands, Steez Fiendz, has caught the love bug with their upcoming seasonal collection release, called The 2015 SpreadLove Collection. 

With the collection, inspired by Valentine’s Day and Black History Month, the brand aims to create a “clear cut collaborative between the two as well as mixing the old (designs) with the new,” Ray Anderson and Erick Gaylord, the creators of Steez Fiendz, said. 

The brand is teaming up with City of Ink to provide an exclusive showcase for the new collection at a pop-up event on February 7. The night will include the collection’s release, art displays, good food, live tattoos, and tunes by NOAHXZARK.

“We want people to feel a sense of enjoyment when they see the new collection,” the creators said. “It has been produced in exclusive numbers therefore we want you to feel special when you make your purchase. As if it were a collectors item or an original piece of art!”

The idea of SpreadLove came from Ray and Erick wanting to create an event for people amongst the indie scene to come, vibe, spread love, and enjoy each other as the brand continues to grow. 

Check out the event flyer below, and definitely come out to support these positive guys!

Steez Fiendz Pyramid Atlanta

 

Lyftd relaunches website

Lyftd relaunches website

Lyftd Pyramid Atlanta

Growing Atlanta brand Lyftd is booming with their recent relaunch of their online store. The company is now making their merchandise accessible via their online store and at Stadium ATL in Little Five Points. 

The interactive online store has big, bright graphics and images that show off the Lyftd merchandise. Branded hoodies and headwear of different styles and colors are available on the site. 

Lyftd will also be featuring their merchandise at the State of the Art Atlanta event on Saturday, January 31st at the Fuse Art Center, from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Check out their new site, and their merchandise showcase at Saturday’s event. 

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Privus Clothing releases new tees for fall season

Privus Clothing releases new tees for fall season

The weather is getting cooler, and Virginia-based brand Privus Clothing has the perfect, new threads for the season change. 

C_UsersDustinDownloadsimage1 (1)The line has released two new items, their “Thrown Away Cardinal” tee and a 3-pack of logo long-sleeved tees. 

The Basics 3 Pack” comes in three colors and is priced at $35. 

We love this brand for their simplistic designs and color schemes! Check them out!

A.P.O.LL.O. Clothing and NAJEE ALIVE Team Up For A.P.O.LL.O. ALIVE 2014 Collection

A.P.O.LL.O. Clothing and NAJEE ALIVE Team Up For A.P.O.LL.O. ALIVE 2014 Collection

A.P.O.LL.O. Clothing and NAJEE ALIVE Team Up For A.P.O.LL.O. ALIVE 2014 Collection (Pyramid Atlanta)

A.P.O.LL.O Clothing (And.People.Only.LoseLove.Once™) and NAJEE ALIVE have come together to create an exclusive fall collection, called “A.P.O.LL.O. ALIVE 2014.”

The creative collection consists of custom-made apparel, visuals, paintings, sculptures and more dope artistic pieces. 

“This special line of art is sure to spread amazing vibrations throughout the Western, Eastern, Southern, and Northern hemispheres of the world.”

The collectives give us a first taste of the new collection with a vibrant and trippy promotional visual created by NAJEE ALIVE and RickyVEVO. 

Check out the art visual below. Love the song you hear in the video? The song featured is NAJEE ALIVE’s “Pixiedust.”

YDCC releases new bucket hat collection

YDCC releases new bucket hat collection

imageThe bucket hat trend is growing more and more popular this summer, and urban clothing company Young Dreamers is on the wave. The brand just released their collection of bucket hats. 

Their hats boasts their name in a very fitting urban style, making the hat the perfect street headwear for the summer. image (1)

Support this up and coming brand by copping one of these simply dope hats. You can find the hats and more gear on their website.

 

Will Hill and Steez The Fiendz University collaborate for custom jersey

Will Hill and Steez The Fiendz University collaborate for custom jersey

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Atlanta rapper Will Hill and rising urban brand Steez The Fiendz University have come together to collaborate on an impressive custom piece for the rapper’s latest projectIDLE. 

The jersey, designed for fans and supporters of both parties, includes subtle details that work to make a dope piece. There are 50 custom embroidered jerseys available for pre-order purchase on RealWillHill.com and SteezFiendz.com.

If you have yet to check out Will’s IDLE, catch up below.

 

[Fashion] Privus Releases Summer Collection Preview Pieces

[Fashion] Privus Releases Summer Collection Preview Pieces

Virginia Beach-based clothing line Privus Clothing previews their “Warm Up The Summer” collection with a few preview pieces. 

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Classic Script Tee, Privus Clothing

The preview pieces include a tee showing off their scripted logo and another with “Privus” displayed in a rope-inspired text.  With these pieces we see a minimalistic approach in design and branding. It simply catches the attention without the usual overtly blasting images we typically see in urban brands. 

“Privus has a three big releases in the next couple months,” the brand told us. “[This includes] a of couple capsule releases to fill up the summer with great gear, then our fall delivery in September.” 

Rope Tee, Privus Clothing

Rope Tee, Privus Clothing

 

Originality is said to be the factor that separates their brand from all others. They focus on cultivating threads for a diverse audience, rather than appealing to one demographic our culture. With these preview releases, we look forward to seeing even more creativity from Privus.  

Find these pieces on PrivusClothing.Net.

 

Street Style: Shaina Green

Street Style: Shaina Green

This week, I had the pleasure of chatting with Georgia State University student and senior Exercise Science major, Shaina Green, about her clothing choices and how she manages to put a quirky, individualistic spin on the latest urban trends. Check out the highlights of our conversation below! 

 Pyramid Atlanta: Tell me about what you’re wearing today.

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Photo by Mary Elizabeth Schurrer

Shaina Green: This transparent black and white blouse is from Express, and I have a black tank underneath it – because, ladies, nobody wants to see your goodies! These gray leggings are from Victoria’s Secret, and I threw on an oversized button-down denim shirt with lace trim. I think that’s from Charlotte Russe. I’m also wearing a leopard-print scarf and Steve Madden ivory combat boots.  

 PA: Describe your personal style aesthetic.

Green: I’m a nonbeliever in matching, and overdressing is always acceptable.

 PA: Is fashion important to your lifestyle, and why?

Green: Yeah, but I wouldn’t say “important” since that makes it sound like a priority. Fashion does play a major role in my life though because when you look good, you feel good, and when you feel good, you do better. A girl in one of my classes told me that last year, and it has stuck with me.

 PA: Do you follow trends, or are you more into self-expression?

Green: A little bit of both, but typically I find that I’m ahead of trends – like I started wearing combat boots four years ago, and now everybody has them. As long as a trend looks good on me, I’m not opposed to trying it though.

 PA: What stores do you typically shop for clothes at?

Green: Victoria’s Secret mostly, and then Dillard’s for shoes – those are my two main stores. Anywhere else is just whatever catches my eye in the window.

 PA: What factors have influenced your personal style?

Green: I would have to say my mom, for the most part. From the time I was really young, she helped me put outfits together and always encouraged me to experiment with whatever looks I liked.

 PA: Name one go-to item of clothing in your closet.

Green: Either my infinity scarf from Victoria’s Secret, or the Madden combat boots I’m wearing now.

Street Style: Olumba Obu

Street Style: Olumba Obu

Photo by Alexis Carthan

Photo by Alexis Carthan

Spotted in the Georgia State Univeristy Library during the busiest time of the day, I found Olumba Obu- “Mr. GQ” himself. 

 While his ensemble was nothing short of polished and crisp, the easy-going Biology major was more than willing to sit down with me and discuss his style! 

 Alexis: So, what are you wearing today?

 Olumba: I’m wearing Blue Magic hair grease [laughs], I’m wearing a Timex watch, an Express tie, an Express tieclip, H&M collared shirt, Calvin Klien slacks, and the shoes I’m not really sure. 

 Alexis: Do you dress like this everyday? 

 Olumba: Yes! It is how I normally dress. I’ve actually dressed down one time this semester, and nobody could recognized me. But, it’s my style. I think it fits because I’m a musician, so I kind of got the Robin Thicke/Bruno Mars thing… 

 Alexis: How would you describe your style?

 Olumba: I would say definitely GQ. 

Photo by Alexis Carthan

Photo by Alexis Carthan

 Alexis: So how much of an effort do you put into your outfits in the morning? 

 Olumba: About 30-45 minutes. 

 Alexis: Just picking out the outfit? [laughs] How long is the full process? 

 Olumba: [Laughs] Only an hour. 

 Alexis: What are your favorite stores? 

 Olumba: H&M […] ,and I like Express. Plus, my borther works there, so I get a discount! 

 Alexis: Do you have any favorite articles of clothing or accessories? 

 Olumba: Watches! I love watches and sunglasses! I’ve probably been through 40 or 50 pairs of sunglasses since I’ve been in college!