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 short break from the computer screen. Click here for more.
A quick trip to San Francisco was very much needed. The couple of days spent were the most eventful and longest in a while. Came up to handle some business, meet some new people, link up with friends, and support fellow artists. All photos shot with the iPhone. Click here for more.
Swung by Dunkxchange last week. The parking spot we got had a pretty sweet view.
First of all, big thanks to everybody that showed love at The Goods. I say this over and over, but it’s always appreciated. It went well, sold a couple of things, met some cool people, and got the word out. Not to go and preach, but to be honest, if you have a product, craft, or whatever that you take the time and effort to create, then you should put your work out there in the real world and be vulnerable to critique and criticism, but praise as well. I guess what I’m saying is that I’m appreciative of opportunities like The Goods, opportunities that allow Happen to be seen, be put in context, and to exist in the world.
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.
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.
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.
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…
The other day, my friends over at the Haus of Godspeed, opened their studio to the public. A tour of the whole building revealed that a furniture store on the first floor and art studios on the second floor, with multiple art collectives and creatives inhabiting the art space. The Haus of Godspeed belongs to multiple creatives that I’m fortunate to know. They all have a strong bond and relationship having known each other for years, each with their own creative niche. When you walk in, you can see that each person’s space is catered to each individual’s personality and craft. With friends and fellow creatives around you, it’s hard not to be working on something and after only a short time in their space, they’ve made a lot of progress. More…