[dropcap letter=”T”]here are plenty of reasons to be in a state of overwhelming bliss this summer: LAC Dive Club Sessions, the LA Kings’ epic win, and finally (possibly the most exciting of all)— Independence day falling on a Friday this year. Dionysus owed us for the Monday #fail that was St. Patrick’s Day, and we couldn’t be more primed to party within the generous boundaries of the americana color scheme.
So let the nationalistic overkill and overzealous declarations of patriotism commence. The Brits may find our holiday overbearing, but they’re debatably irrelevant these days. On this side of the pond, we are nothing if not enthusiastic when it comes to thematic nostalgia.
We know fireworks are hard to come by without the right connections, but luckily our city has no shortage of public spectating options. And if you don’t get an tremendous feeling of patriotic vigor when you see the glitter of the fireworks reflected on the face of a child—you are presumably dead inside.
That said, let’s talk 4th of July looks, shall we? It’s America’s birthday, and this country was founded on the premise of freedom and an unwavering devotion to costume. So, in honor of the 17 days it took Thomas Jefferson to draft the Declaration of Independence— we brought together 17 red, white, and blue threads for an all-out auspicious ensemble.
Style aficionados and fashion industry movers-and-shakers made their annual pilgrimage to Las Vegas this past week to attend the foremost fashion trade show, PROJECT.
Fighting hangovers, and with our money and personal dignity miraculously intact, the LA CANVAS crew found themselves ready to conquer the aisles and bring to you some of our hand-picked favorites.
Publish Brand’s jogger pants are the perfect mix of casual and class. The unique camo print shown is just one example of Publish’s attention to detail, also seen in their house-made hats.
The discerning eyes of the folks behind Tavik bring us chic swimwear and clothing with beautifully patterned materials.
The anti-shoelace company collaborated with the ladies at LOVE+MADE, and the results are darling.
Hex continually makes transporting and storing our laptops and iPods sexy. Pictured here is their collection with graffiti legend Eric Haze.
Maui & Sons
Who said beach bums have to sacrifice their personal flair? Maui & Sons makes gear for the active person who wants to do it all in style.
3rd & Army
3rd & Army do denim right with great fits and well-cut plaid and patterned shirts.
Did you know that 80% of Doc Martens’ customers 50 years ago were housewives? Today the Doc’s shoes are as stylish as ever with the iconic brand taking on fun materials like hot pink and glossy patent leather oxfords.
Keith Haring X Joyrich Collaboration sweater; classic illustration and tribute to the late and great artist.