Recently we were invited to set up shop at the Inspiration L.A show, a vintage-lovers paradise aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach. The show, organzied by style guru and author Rin Tanaka, brought together small label clothing and surfboard builders, artists, artisans, and top vintage resellers from all over the world. The show was an interesting mix of fashion-hungry tourists, designers, and rough looking bikers, all doing the same thing - Having fun while rummaging through piles of vintage treasures. Needless to say, we had a great time!
Meredith crash tests Mr. Brian Bent's new 4 wheel bike.
Surfer/Artists Tyler Warren, Mason Dyer, and Harry Daily holding it down. At the end of the second day, some Japanese collectors came and bought out Tyler's whole booth. Crazy!
Gorgeous Native American blankets from the '30s
Seea suits in the new display. We busted out this whole setup the day before the show!
Pretty sweet little set up huh? We kept the tunes rolling all day, and the VW tent was a smash hit! We even brought some of the new summer suits out to play. Look for the Hermosa one piece (top right) and the special colorways of the the Doheny rashguard (bottom left, Surfindian exclusive), due out in March/April!
What an amazing, inspiring weekend!