4 Instagram-Worthy Murals in the Fashion District

Street Art has become a staple in major cities everywhere. Not only does it provide a “stop and stare” moment for those pedestrians passing by, but it allows the City to express itself culturally. There is no question that this public art movement is enhancing and beautifying our communities, but there has also been an unexpected effect that we did not anticipate. The ability to increase our presence on social media.

In this day and age, most people live for that perfect “Instagram-Worthy” photo. Luckily for us, in the LA Fashion District, we have much to Instagram – Alley Dogs from The Santee Alley, flowers from The Flower District, and now various murals that people can’t help but photograph.

Here are 4 Instagram-Worthy murals in the LA Fashion District:

Teddy Kelly (Intersection of 8th Street and Los Angeles)


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This morning at around 8:30 a.m. Taking @emilyanntowner’s photo before meeting her, and before having my coffee…

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This colorful piece by Teddy Kelly has been a smash hit ever since it’s inception in 2016. Inspiring an entire series of posts where visitors attempt to match portions of their wardrobe to the various colors of the mural.

 

Sharp. by Charlie Edmiston (Werdin Alley, on 8th Street between Los Angeles and Main)


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New wall in downtown for @avenuedesarts_hk

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Just finished in October 2018, this colorful mural was a part of Charlie Edmiston‘s first ever solo exhibition hosted at the art gallery, Avenue des Arts. The Sharp. exhibition involved joining vibrant colors and composition, making this mural the perfect backdrop for an Instagram photo.

 

@lamkat & @rad_rio (Inside of Mega Bodega, 1001 S. Broadway)

Enjoy a delicious coffee and a quick bite to eat, all while admiring the beautiful artwork on the walls. Because who doesn’t love shapes and dragons?

 

Peter Greco (Werdin Alley, on 8th Street between Los Angeles and Main)

Another “Instagram-Worthy” installation done with the help of Avenue des Arts by Peter Greco. Peter Greco is one of America’s most experienced practitioners in the art of lettering and typography.

 

Know of another “Instagram-Worthy” art piece or want to share your Instagram photo? Tag #lafashiondistrict for a chance to be featured. 

SOHO GIRL: Fashion For All Occasions

Soho Girl believes Fashion is for all and has clothing for all occasions. The staff can help you find the perfect look whether you want to wear bike shorts or jeans to run a couple of errands, or a sequence dress for a night out on the town. They have accessories, bathing suits, and even masks for your next Halloween party!

Soho Girl fits every girl. They carry every color you can think of: glitters, bright, neutrals, and darks.

Visit their website to shop an even larger selection of clothing online here.

 

Soho Girl
1151 Santee Street, near the Santee Alley
(213) 800-4492
Email: sam@sohogirl.com
Instagram:  @sohogirldotcom
Website: www.sohogirl.com

 

BONUS: Take a screenshot of the photo below to get 20% off your in-store purchase. (Offer valid until November 30, 2018)

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Where to Shop Streetwear in the Fashion District

Where to buy Streetwear

One of the trendier clothing styles of 2018 is “Streetwear” and with the Fashion District being the capital of new and trendy clothing, we’ve rounded up most of the stores that will help you look like the hype-beast you want to be.

For large brands like SupremeYeezy and Off-White, the Holy Grail is the place to be. With their large selection of rare sneaker finds and one of a kind accessories there is something for all of your activities. 836 S. Los Angeles St.


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Track sets #black#white#grey#camo#red#track#set#matching#zipperpocket#zipperbottom#colorblock#fire

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If you are a Hype-beast on a budget then make sure to check out Santee Alley’s very own Geolo Fire, with most of their clothing coming from local brands and designers. 1110 1/2 Santee St.
 


For the more minimalistic dressers that are big on sneakers, Nice Kicks is for you. While they might not have the largest selection of clothing, their numerous sneakers make up for it. 862 S Main St.


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#private collection #ReasonClothing #CamoNylonJacket #Fly #New

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Private Collection is the perfect place to shop for the less expensive yet still popular brands. Their large selection of accessories will make your outfit “fire” no matter the occasion. 1435 Maple Ave.


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Just added!!! All new trackpants

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For a more old-school or casual Streetwear style, Gear Locker is the store to visit. Their large selection of t-shirts and stickers reminds us of when Streetwear was a more affordable style worn by skaters. 1221 Maple Ave. #A

With a large selection of designer brands, Blends LA is the perfect shop for all Streetwear lovers. 725 S. Los Angeles St.

Let Sneaker Lab be the ones to show you how to care for your sneakers, for the ultimate Streetwear look. 721 South Los Angeles St.


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New hoodies in the link in our bio. Stock up babes. #dimepiecela

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Based out of the Fashion District, Dimepiece first began as a small graphic t-shirt collection and has now become one of the leading women’s contemporary streetwear labels.
We want to see your best looks! Tag #lafashiondistrict with your Streetwear looks for a chance to be featured on Instagram.

Mono B Athleisure

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Fashion industry veterans, Chris and Mary Jane Chon created Mono B with quality in mind. The goal was to create athleisure (athletic clothing for everyday-wear) that would move with body but retain its shape and affordability.

“Affordable prices with outstanding customer service [and] without compromising quality” is what the Chon’s have always striven to deliver through Mindcode, the family’s contemporary line. Mono B, like its sister brand, delivers function without compromising style.

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Mary Jane, who designs both lines, tested fabrics and fits until she found the right combination of durability and comfort. In a world of disposable fashion, Mono B offers quality athleisure made from carefully selected, non-shrinking fabrics.

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The entire collections is available for wholesale in ladies and plus sizes. New arrivals are available twice a month, debuting 15-20 new styles. (Fall styles are currently in stock!) Place your orders in person at 747 East 10th Street or online at monobclothing.com.

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Mono B Clothing
747 East 10th Street, 90021
LA Fashion District, Downtown L.A.
213.765.3387
Email: sales@monobclothing.com
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Marking and Grading Services

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We get a lot of questions regarding manufacturing and production services in the district. In an effort to better answer your questions, we partnered with Extreme Marking and Grading to answer the most frequently asked questions about marking and grading services in the LA Fashion District.

What is marking and grading?

Grading refers to the process of creating additional sizes based on the sample garment; increasing or decreasing the measurements of a sample to create patterns for all necessary sizes. Then the patterns are fitted over fabric in the most efficient way possible. This secondary process is known as marking. Marking is the process of creating a guideline for how fabric should be cut to minimize waste. The “marker” is digitized and used during the production process.

How does the marking and grading process work?

The designer brings their pattern to a marking and grading specialist. It can be a paper pattern or digital file. (Paper patterns are digitized as part of the marking and grading process.) The pattern is then sized up and/or down (grading) and the production marker is created based on the new patterns.

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Where does marking and grading fall on the manufacturing process timeline?

First a pattern must be made. The designer then makes a sample from the pattern. Once the sample is finalized, it can proceed to the grading and marking process.

Advice for emerging designers looking to get designs manufactured for the first time?

Be patient and don’t be afraid to make mistakes!

About Extreme Marking and Grading

Extreme Marking and Grading specializes in first patterns, production patterns, duplicates, sample size runs, small productions, cutting, digitizing, grading, markers, file conversion, print outs, and marker plotting.

The company was founded by Jose Carlos Aguirre in 2001, who began his career in the apparel industry at the age of 14 working in a sewing workshop in Mexico.

Extreme Marking & Grading Inc.
719 S Los Angeles St #380
Los Angeles, CA 90014
213-623-5846
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