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This Adidas Skateboarding x Bonethrower Capsule Collection Captures LA's Emerging Fashion Scene

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Fashion Editor
Updated: 7 October 2017
Los Angeles has been on the verge of becoming a fashion capital for some time now. Designers such as Rachel Comey, Tommy Hilfiger, Rachel Zoe, and Rebecca Minkoff chose to show their SS17 collections in Los Angeles last February. Tom Ford, Stella McCartney, and Vetements have also shown in Los Angeles. With a booming downtown arts sector, Los Angeles is becoming a fashion hotspot.

Defying the Beverly Hills, sunshine and roses Los Angeles stereotype, Los Angeles’ fashion scene has grit and glamour. Take for instance the adidas Skateboarding collaboration with David Cook (aka Bonethrower) capsule collection, which dropped at Rhabbitat last week.

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(If you don’t know, Bonethrower is a psychedelic artist, skater, and DIY culture aficionado.) The limited edition adidas Skateboarding x Bonethrower footwear and apparel collection launch party was thrown in conjunction with the offbeat art and culture magazine, Juxtapoz. One look at these party photos, and you’d think you were on New York’s Lower East Side.

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The collection was fabricated with the Better Cotton Initiative, and a selection from the collection was ethically sourced to help improve cotton production worldwide.

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The collection includes street wear faves like snapbacks, backpacks, and utility wear illustrated with Bonethrower’s statement art.

As Cook (aka Bonethrower) says, “Everyday is a battle for survival and it’s a struggle to get to the end of the day to grab a cold one at the bar with your friends.” The capsule collection reflects the tribulations and joys of living on “struggle street,” as the saying goes.

Will Los Angeles emerge as an edgy, art-infused, hipster haven? Only time will tell. After all, isn’t Hollywood the land of perpetual reinvention?