A Hip-HopFashion Pop-Up is Opening in Vancouver This Weekend

Photograph by Trevor Brady

There ain’t no celebration like a West Coast celebration, after all.

Live in Vancouver and fancy a little hip hop? Well, make sure to clear your calendars on December 22 and 23 because, just like Santa Claus, Blazed Made’s very first Hip Hop x Pop Up is pertaining to town. It is the very first time the brand name has ever had a Canadian shop.

The brand name– which is based in between Vancouver and LA– is understood for its hip hop-inspired clothes. For the occasion, the brand name is bringing a variety of pieces, consisting of tees, hoodies and more emblazoned with the faces and lyrics of a few of the world’s finest rap artists. There are pop-up unique pieces available too, and whatever (omitting the exclusives) will be on sale throughout the 2 days.

Fans will likewise have the ability to customize their purchases with a “pick your patches” station that enables clients to choose 3 custom-made spots to embellish their brand-new piece. Importantly, for each product bought at the pop-up, Blazed Made is contributing a set of socks to the DTES shelter.

In addition to the clothes, rap fans can likewise get up close and individual with some uncommon souvenirs, consisting of the main gold and platinum sales plaques for N.W.A.,Dr Dre and Ice Cube.

On why the brand name (which is presently offered to purchase online and at Fred Segal in LA) is hosting a pop-up in Vancouver, creator Daniel Cutler stated in a release, “This pop-up is our love letter to Vancouver for its support.” Speaking to FASHION he elaborated even more, stating, “We spent the first two years focusing on creating awareness in the US and in LA in particular. I feel like we owe Vancouver something special. This is my home and the brand would not exist without the support of my friends and family here.”

According to the release, Cutler’s love of hip hop started in his early years as his uncle established gangsta rap label PriorityRecords The label represented artists consisting of Ice- T, Jay- Z and Snoop Dogg and contributed in growing the West Coast hip hop scene. Meanwhile it was Cutler’s grandpa, a drill sergeant turned tailor, who influenced his interest infashion Now, Cutler is doing his part to assist motivate the next generation of hip hop skill. “The hip hop community in Vancouver is small but amazingly supportive. Talent wise Vancouver is punching way above its weight right now with artists like BBNO$, Merkules, Tommy Genesis and Snotty Nose Rez Kids breaking through internationally, which is exciting.”

It does not end with skill either– the brand name is likewise assisting safeguard the environment by utilizing 100 percent recycled cotton from the United States “that would have otherwise been thrown away as garbage,” Cutler describes. “The amazing thing about the recycling process for our brand is that it results in a heavyweight fabric that is also soft to the touch so it looks like a truly vintage rap tee.” He includes, “Our sweatshirts and hoodies are made in two places: one is in LA at the same factory as our trash tee’s using 100 per cent recyclec cotton. The rest are handmade in Pakistan using 100 per cent organic cotton.”

See a few of the merch available this weekend listed below: