Using a variety of medians, Los Angeles has always attracted a wide scope of artists. Since the 1970's -- the largest growing form & most visible has been street art. These large installations have been able to document the culture of the Los Angeles community, an emerging and ever-evolving blend of different backgrounds, heritage and experience.
The ability of street to capture a unique visual language celebrates the society and history of the city and its inhabitants. Embodied on the walls of the different neighborhoods in LA are stories that bring together different generations of community, movement, and change. Unlike art that is carefully preserved in a museum or exhibit, street art is vulnerable to the elements and can also be buffed or destroyed. This allows for a larger audience to experience the work, but by giving it more exposure it also transforms it into a vanishing landmark.
From the perfect summer street-look I decided to go with patterned Big Star shorts. For a cool display of color, I paired with a tee by Miami based brand Algae. Similar to street art, each piece is produced in limited edition and by local artists to create a visual series. Showcasing the originality of each designer, the brand focuses on displaying totally unique pieces each season.