Black. White. Red. + DTLA Street Art

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Black. White. Red. + DTLA Street Art









“Black is the new black”, “white is the new white”, and “stripes never go out of style”. Or something like that. I spent some quality time Downtown this week and after lunch at LA Chapter and being inspired by the infamous “PARK(ING)” Banksy piece directly across the street, I went on the hunt for some of DTLA’s most favorite street art murals. Debating where to start, I decided to go with the most obvious – the Arts District (Mateo/Industrial/Imperial area). It’s there that you can find some of my favorite murals in the area depicting black and white illustrations of animals/rodents and life/death done by famed Belgian street artist, Roa. Continuing on my walk around the area, up Imperial to be specific, I happened upon a mural I had not seen before but was immediately drawn to due to it’s geometric, futuristic look and simple black/white/red/orange/yellow color pallet. Come to discover this was a collaboration between street artists Vans the Omega and Zes MSK and it certainly is a gorgeous blend between the two artists and their styles, I think I could have really added a nice touch myself but, they must have lost my number. Next mural. Next time.

This is a #fashionfridays series I hope to continue; art with art, LA street wear with LA street art, the juxtaposition and yet the blending of two LA creative cultures, peanut butter and jelly, you get the point. There’s plenty of awesome LA murals and beautiful articles of clothing that need discussing – you’ll wanna stay in the loop on this one!


Details | Jacket: BLQ BASIQ “Long Coat”  | Shirt: American Apparel “Stripe Tank” | Pants:  Topshop “Moto Black Ripped Leigh Jeans”  | Shoes: French Connection (similar pair here) | Sunglasses: Le Specs (cute similar pair here) | Lipstick: Bite Beauty “Blood Orange”

Photos | Tommy Garcia Photographer

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