Lesson Learned – Fall 2013 Collection

Photos shot by Mikey Avila

This Fall, Happen introduces the Lesson Learned collection. Fresh out of college, one may be eager to jump straight into the professional world. Consider this collection a reflection of the four years of time and money invested into education. The shoot itself displays one important lesson learned, mainly through experience, which is to step out out of one’s comfort zone. The concept of the shoot was to place something we’re all familiar with, such as school photos, and place them in the world, not in a room where you’re expected to dress up and pose generically. Framing the actual backdrop are different backgrounds, textures, colors, etc. The informality of it all is to reveal the rough edges, giving a glimpse into the behind the scenes and process behind the shoot. Other than that, there are a dozen more reasons why this shoot is the way it is, but it’s best to leave the rest up to interpretation.
Releases Friday, October 11 at 8 am.

A Side Called West

Summer is nearly over and Happen is overdue for some new products. A Side Called West consists of an embroidered snapback and hand dyed tie-dye tees. The graphic is a flip of A Tribe Called Quest’s logo done by Dave Scilken, reimagined as an image representative of westside lifestyle whether it be cruising on your bike, pushing on your skateboard, listening to some music, or firing up the barbecue. It felt appropriate to do this kind of thing with Tribe’s laid back vibes being the perfect backdrop to a chill summer. The tie-dye colors are pulled from the Midnight Marauders album and being a recent college graduate, the fact that the song Award Tour is on the album made it feel right. Both the snapback and tee will be available 8/1.

Winter 2012 Capsule Collection

Over the past few weeks, photos and previews have been released for the upcoming Winter 2012 Capsule collection, which features a small range of pieces which includes a coach jacket, cuffed beanie, and tee to fit right in to the cold weather coming in. Unlike the previous run of hoodies and tees, this collection houses designs somewhat more mature and reserved. The collection itself will be available Thursday, December 20 just in time for the holidays. Click here for more.

Happen Signature Script Beanies

Remember something being said about beanies? Well, they happened. The new Happen Signature Script graphic was embroidered on cuffed beanies available in black and maroon. These drop with the coach jacket and a new tee some time next week. Stay tuned.

Tuff’n Up

A few weeks ago, a sneak peek of the Tuff’n Up coach jacket went up on the Facebook page. Lots of people were like “When’s this gonna drop?” I gotta admit, it was a bit hasty to put up a preview of this jacket before it’s ready, one bad habit that I’m working on fixing. To answer those questions of the release of this piece, it’ll be out when it’s ready, along with a couple of other pieces. The wait won’t be too much longer. Hopefully those who showed interest, make good on the inquiries, this piece will be super limited.

Scheming Hoodies

Cold weather is upon us and it’s the perfect time to drop the Scheming hoodie in new colorways. The last run of these hoodies were a limited run, barely making it above double digits, this time around, there’s only just a little bit more. They’re 10 oz. so they’re thick and will keep you warm, comfortable, too. Charcoal gray with a black print and maroon with a white print will be your choices if you choose to support Happen by purchasing one or both of these hoodies. In addition to these two hoodies is a Scheming tee in hunter green. The online store will be live on Friday with these in stock. More…


Victor came through with the idea to tie dye one of his Happen tees the other day. After maybe less than an hour of work and a 24 hour wait, he ended up with a customized tee with a tiger stripe pattern. It’s cool to see post production things happening to clothing, especially with endless possibilities of customization. Salute to creatives. More…

158/365: Summer Tank Tops

Officially, summer has begun. It’s hot, I know the struggle, so I understand a lot of you wanna rock some tanks. Ask and you shall receive. Well Qualified comes in two different colorways, black and twilight black, and Scheming comes in black. If the reception is good, who knows, maybe more will be released, but for now, these are EXTREMELY limited. These will be available in the store shortly. More…

Summer Sale

A more formal sale is now up at the webstore making all tees $17, buy some tees and support Happen.