New York City, New York (WiredPRNews.com) — London Edge New York, a street wear trade show, breezed into New York this week joining New York fashion week for men. Apart from the expected fare of street wear like studded leather, graphics printed t-shirts and gothic graphics such as spiders and skulls satisfying every urban clique and taste, a few independent designers stood out of the crowd with their unique, casual clothing.
Tarantula Clothing Co., inspired by the 1940s and 1950s for both males and females, has already become a favorite brand among the rockabilly scene of Los Angeles for its stress on high-waisted, curve hugging dresses with popped collars and cleverly hidden zippers at the back of buttoned fronts preventing shirts from flying open. The art director for Tarantula, Cherrie Vasquez, says that there are sharp shirts for men and Tarantula’s signature jackets for weekenders.
David Contreras, the designer, said that he started making clothes when he could not find any good pieces of the 50s era jackets in thrift stores as most of them had stains or moth holes and deteriorated fabric. He started making his own custom clothing and soon, people started asking for a piece for themselves. Eric Wilson from Agorables Clothing, based in Florida, started making hand-painted shirts, ties, bags and wallets. Kelvin Belfort from Camden designs graphics for t-shirts inspired by music and his hand-screened pieces revolve around messages through lyrics.
Both timeless and modern, a label of street wear celebrating hot rod and rockabilly culture is a type of clothes that people will like to wear during weekends or Saturday afternoons. Black tough t-shirts portrayed with pin up motorcycles or girls are a hot rage these days.