This weekend Deep Ellum is going to be a hub where college interns, music industry professionals, and long time mentors come together and get a great opportunity to network and share ideas with one another. The conference includes panels, guest speakers, and evening networking events.
This conference is geared towards the independent sector of the music industry; with a goal to bring together people who already work or aspire to be apart of the music industry. The conference will include small groups, guest speakers, panels, and nighttime mixer events. All attendees will have the opportunity to submit ideas for discussion and panel topics prior to the conference as to create an environment that is both appealing and educational for all attendees. Tickets will be available HERE and for more info Visit the site https://www.dallasmusicconference.org
LIFE+LESS Clothing () is a lifestyle brand based out of the great Dallas Texas with the full intention of returning the street wear lifestyle to where it rightfully belongs…THE STREETS. Over the past years high fashion and couture brands have adopted the street wear lifestyle to boost their and take away from real independent brands with the same looks. LIFE+ LESS is a movement to celebrate the death of overpriced designer and a rebirth of homegrown styles and ideas.
Their website is up and running check it out HERE and take a look into the world of LIFE+LESS.
Dallas Photographer/Creative Aprils Last Legend () blessed me with his latest photo sets and from what you see he has a great eye and can capture a very unique aesthetic of any model/scenario. Follow him on twitter for booking Info and to see more photos!!
Any time Yak and Dance collab you know its gonna be a movie, and they dont disappoint with their new visuals to Yaks single “GQ” . Shot in a fashion show setting yak turns it into a party. The track is hot and the video follows suit. follow on twitter and let him know what you think of the video.
19 year old Houston native Tolu Augustine Falana (@toluaugustinee) is a self taught graphic designer that found a unique calling for fashion this past year wanting to to create clothing to invoke feelings of positivity, pride, uplift, and good vibes.
On May 12th, Tolu Augustine Falana released “The 5 P’s” a b/w long sleeve, and “OPEN” distressed/regular hats. The 5 P’s (Pray, Plot, Plan, Put In Motion, Prosper) is an acronym produced by Tolu himself that he’s been saying and following for years. The idea of gaining success has become a complex and blurred idea in society, when – according to The 5 P’s – boils down to a simple 5 step process. The“Open Your Mind Before Your Mouth” quote placed on the regular and distressed hats has resonated with him and guided many of his actions for quite some time also. He believes that this quote alone will forcibly invoke forward-thinking and the undertaking of ideas, information, products, people, and everything in-between. It leaves room for love and acceptance, which is all that is needed to make this planet a better place. Tolu believes that with these two pieces of information, one will absolutely gain their form of success, and a happier and more peaceful life while impacting the world around them.
The reception to both “The 5 P’s” long sleeve and the “OPEN” hats have been mind-blowing, and took social media by storm. He has gotten love from all over the planet! Tolu sold out and re-stocked multiple times. After a two-month run (his longest ever) ending on July 22nd – he sold out for the very last time.
Be on the look out for more coming from Tolu this is only the beginning!! Checkout his website HERE
We recently got blessed with a fashion submission from Houston, Texas. InTheLeech clothing (@intheleech) has just started this year and already shows promise with a growing collection, and a keen focus for the future. We got an interview that you can read below:
- When was the company founded and by whom?
Intheleech has been in production since 2016. The brand was created by the two designer Jordan Lewis & Mailk Thompson.
- How Did starting the company come about?
The brand all started when we were in high school, the brand became able because we just got sick of wearing and seeing all of these basic brands people were wearing around the school. So we just decided to create our own, and ever since then it has taken off.
3 .How many States/Countries have you gotten orders from?
We have gotten order all around, from Cali to North Carolina but we mainly get a lot of our order from home (HOUSTON)
4 .Any back to school specials running?
We have a lot new stuff coming out for the kids, so they can come back to school looking A1. So stay tone!
- Have you worked with alot of Houston based companies from ?
We have a one collaboration out right now with the brand Yves Dre and we’re working on a lot of upcoming project with a lot of Houston brands and designer.
6. Are there any other ventures coming from In The Leech in the future?
We don’t know at the moment but just stay tone on the InTheLeech twitter & Instagram for any new updates.
- Are there any more designs you have been working on?
Yes! we can’t really speak on those projects right now that at the moment, but we can tell you that it’s about to be really dope.
- What are your plans for In The Leech for the rest of the year?
Just a lot of new dope new pieces with be coming out and a lot of growing.
Be on the look out for more coming from InTheLeech and check out their website HERE.
Catering to the extreme sports lifestyle, Kareless original (@Karelessorg) is a premium Urban apparel brand started in Dallas Texas. Their goal was to represent all all of the adrenaline junkies, go getters, and true hustlers that don’t live life on a straight line and are willing to dedicate their life to their passion.
Evan and Kareless have established a great presence in the drift and racing scene over the past few years, its common you will find their tent set up and different formula drift or racing events in the south and sponsoring several drivers.
What drew us to kareless was the fact they represent all people who are not only passionate and dedicated to what they do but dont wait for it to come to them. What they have started is far more than apparel, living Kareless has turned into a lifestyle in itself! Check out some crazy apparel and photos below and be sure to check out their website for a lot more info and merch! SITE: https://kareless.com/
Its always nice to see local clothing lines start up in the city and have a lot of local love and support, we try our best to find quality brands that are doing their thing and showcase them the best we can. Not to long ago we reached out to Austin Crawford a 17 year old thats grown up in the metroplex and literally decided to follow his dream. This past December he came up with the thought for the brand Lottery clothing, an acronym for for “Learn Over Time To Enjoy the Real You”
With his brand not even being a year old, Crawford has already gotten some great hoodies,, Tees, and jackets in his arsenal, even some dope bath robes that you can see recording artist Yung Gleesh sporting at one of his shows below.
This summer he will be releasing a look book for an upcoming collection from Lottery and you will definitely see it featured here so stay tuned! follow @LotteryClothing on twitter and check out their website: http://www.lotteryclothing.com/
This Saturday at Epocha shoe gallery in Deep Ellum, A special night showcasing art, poetry and music will take place from 8-midnight. Come mingle over complimentary drinks and music for the night and enjoy some great local talent perform tickets are available for 5$ HERE, 10$ at the door. Hope to see you there
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A Couple of weeks ago I got to hit Deep Ellum With Haley and she got some great shots of Deep Ellum wall art with Mel. You couldnt tell it was her first time in front of the camera she was a natural the shots came out pretty dope check em out here.