Chillin Productions was over a week ago and I owe it a write up. By far one of the best fashion/design/art event i’ve been too. The art was so high quality and diverse, the clothing and t-shirts were awesome and unique, and other features like live screen printing and the 10 DJ’s made it an afternoon/evening to remember. I met Irene Hernandez-Feiks who founded Chillin’ Productions at a party the week before and after that experience had to check it out because she is an amazing character (she was even DJ’ing some of the event).
I met lots of great people there and have to tell you that is becoming one of the funnest parts of writing this blog, going out and meeting the people behind the designs. There is so much going on in the indie fashion and t-shirt world things are very exciting.
Wear Me Naked
I loved Wear Me Naked, these are all hand painted and sewn shirts, with awesome designs and quirky condom pockets (they also do underwear with the condom pocket, sweet)
I was also a big fan of what Indie Industries was doing. These guys are an artists collaborative which sell all kinds of indie merchandise with real stores. The stores in fact are probably best characterized as cool and authentic, kind of what Urban Outfitters wishes it could be. (I saw a much wider selection of stuff in person than I do on their site) so it might be worth checking out the store. They are at 2003 Milvia St. @ University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 open Tues – Sat 12-7, Sun 12-5, closed Mon. Don’t believe me, check out their 5 star reviews on Yelp
They even have Wallets
No Guns Productions
Not strictly a t-shirt but boy would this be a good one, from No Guns Productions the deck is for sale for $300 and you can see his stuff at San Francisco stores, Fabric8 and Lower Haighter. He also blogs here.
Boy Girl Tees
The girls that i was with loved the Skinny Bitch shirt from Boy Girl Tees Another local label, based in San Rafael just north of San Francisco.
And finally a big shout out to the crazy guys that were doing the live screen printing from San Franpsycho, these guys were great and screen printing shirts and anything else people brought along right there at the show.
Other folks that were in attendance:
artefacture.com “high design shirts”, Headline Shirts “damn funny shirts”,
Lady Noir, cool stuff for the ladies, Tenaciouslittlemonkey.com, shirts for kids, Artist, Rachel Znerold, amazing belt buckles from BootyBoutique.com
The next big indie shopping event is Capsule which is happening here:
Capsule Design Festival
Sunday, May 25, 2008
11:00 am ‘til 6:00 pm
Hayes Valley Park
Octavia and Hayes Streets, San Francisco, CA 94102