LA CANVAS hit up the Agenda Trade Show in Long Beach this past week, and now we can’t shake the feeling that we need an entirely new wardrobe for fall. Connection? Maybe. Agenda is like stepping into a world where everyone is really cool-looking and wants to hand you their business card. Well, there are worse ways to spend an afternoon. As we made our way through the varying aisles of the latest in streetwear, we caught up with some of our old favorites, along with our most anticipated up-and-comers in the game.

Check out some of our highlights from the tradeshow.





Publish designer holding their signature Jogger Pants.



Creative Recreation has been using a lot of pony hair this season with their own line and their upcoming collaboration with Barney’s (left).



Rhythm‘s soft and wearable board shorts with a giant orange.



Reebok always gives us what we want: old school, but never boring.



Zanerobe shows some LAC love while we can’t stop thinking about those perfectly tailored sweatshirts.


This year Agenda previewed their first ever women’s collective — aptly named Agenda WMNS — which seems a little overdue, but I guess we’ll let it slide. Now, the ladies in the industry have a place beyond the sea of printed board shorts and scantily-clad women used as marketing tools (we’re not bitter . . . ).



It was matchy-matchy over at Mink Pink, a perfect summer vibe.



It was poppin’ at Hellz Bellz, and we know it’s because their collection is exactly what women want to wear.



YRU is bringing it with their platforms in just about every style and color you can think of. Props.



Tavik‘s women’s swimwear is all about neoprene and mesh and we’re not mad about it.


All-in-all, it was a successful couple of days at the Agenda Tradeshow and we can’t wait to see what’s next for these labels. Not pictured/honorable mention: the mini horse dressed as a unicorn next to the food trucks.


Featured Image: Tommy Brockert for Tommy B Photography.



‘Tis the season…well, tradeshow season it is, and we at LA CANVAS are pumped to see the latest trends at one of the biggest events in the fashion and street wear community: the Agenda Tradeshow. It’s where the who’s who of the fashion and streetwear industry gather to hawk their wares (so to say) to buyers and media alike. This year, we expect to see OG streetwear brands like 10 Deep and Stussy, newcomers like Publish and GPPR and fan favorites like Blackscale and SSUR, to preview their fall collections. This year is also the first year Agenda will be previewing their very first women’s collective, Agenda WMNS.

One trend we’re more excited to see our favorite brands showcase is Summer Socks. For the guys who aren’t into rocking the uber-tailored board shorts and tennis shoes, Santa has come early this year. Here’s a line-up of socks that are sure to look dope with a pair of cut-offs or even peeking through your rolled up jeans. Drop that crotch and pull up these socks.


Clockwise from top: Odd Future Mint Donut, 40’s & Shorties White Blunt, SSUR White TCB, Benny Gold Black Tie Die, 40’s & Shorties Black Jesus Piece, HUF Yellow Can Crew, Obey Quality Dissent, Happy Socks Leopard High



Trade show season is now in full effect.  As hordes of buyers, press and sales reps busily milled around the Long Beach Convention Center working their hustles, we kept our composure and sauntered down the aisles checking out the latest in action sport lifestyle brands making the crossover into a more fashion-conscious consumer market. Check out some of our highlights below.


From Eco-Sustainable materials to great classic prints and cuts, the guys at Arbor are really stepping up their game for the 2013 season.


3rd & Army

Supreme denim quality and some of our favorite board short patterns for this summer.


Filtrate Eyewear

Expect some new styles and a redesigned “RAW”  process of creating frames.



Stylish new Ipad Mini and Macbook hardshell cases encompassing the brands classic design.

Fleet Axis Folio


Unique swimwear and accessories to help welcome in the Spring Summer ’13 Collection.



Classic skate & motorcycle-inspired cuts and design, and great use of a variety of different materials in the Spring/Summer & Fall ’13 Collections.


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Geometric and tribal patterns make their appearance for the Spring ’13 Collection.

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Florals, Hawaiian-influenced prints and earth tones from Element’s Eden Summer ’13 Collection.

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