LOS ANGELES — Once a small cult brand with a passionate Japanese following, Crooks & Castles has joined a select group of street and skate brands that are shunning mass market channels in favor of building their own branded retail existence.
In Los Angeles, the epicenter of this direct retail trend is the Fairfax District near the intersection of Melrose and Fairfax avenues, once home to several European designer boutiques that have since moved to tonier locales.
Issa Rae stopped by WWD's NYC headquarters to talk about season two of "Insecure," which premieres this Sunday on HBO. Click link in bio for all the details. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery; Styled by @mayteallende)
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"