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Los Angeles spring merch drops, art installations and more

This story is part of Image #10, “Clearness,” a vivid document of how LA radiates in its own right. Read the full issue here.

Fiorucci at Fred Segal

Italian brand Fiorucci is introducing the SS22 Desert Oasis collection for Fred Segal right in the near future Coachella.

(Nelson Castillo / Fiorucci)

Italian brand Fiorucci is introducing the SS22 Desert Oasis collection for Fred Segal right in the near future Coachella. The pop-up, taking place at Fred Segal’s flagship venue at Sunset through April 30, will feature bucket hats, midi skirts, crocheted trousers, plain tops, and more inspiration from the years’ archives. 1970 of the brand itself. Think palm prints, sunbeams and warm shades of California. 8500 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles. fiorucci.com; fredsegal.com

‘Enlightenment’ by Matthew Thomas at CAAM

Longtime artist Matthew Thomas has been a spiritual seeker for decades. With his latest show at the African American Museum in California, aptly called “The Enlightenment,” he strives toward light through sacred geometric patterns pervading the myriad colors and shapes reflect life and its elements: earth, fire, water, wind, and sky. Part of the job is giving back to LA, Thomas said in an interview with CAAM. “There is everything anyone needs in this city. Here comes every race, every religion, every form of knowledge. All you have to do is desire it. So being here is a miracle.” Until August 7th. 600 State Drive, Los Angeles. camuseum.org

Sorel X Alfred Coffee Melrose Place

A photo of shoes by footwear brand Sorel and Alfred Coffee.

Your favorite matcha latte-inspired sneakers in LA? It sounds right. Footwear brand Sorel is teaming up with Alfred Coffee to take over Melrose Place, taking place this spring, in addition to two new styles of Kinetic Breakthru Tech Lace Sneakers inspired by iced matcha coffee and Alfred’s vanilla iced coffee, available April 13. See sorel.com for more information.

LA light tour

From below, people take pictures with the most iconic place in Los Angeles, the Urban Lights display

(Maria Alejandra Cardona / Los Angeles Times)

Glassell Park furniture and lighting studio Ravenhill Studio created a tour of LA’s iconic lights – from Chris Burden’s public sculpture “Urban Lights” at LACMA to morning at the Forum to the Wilshire Lantern which runs from MacArthur Park to Fairfax. Take a day to see all that shine in LA by following the tour, available at ravenhillstudio.com/about/la-lights-tour.

Messika Paris X Smiley

Photo of Bracelet My Move Smiley 50th Anniversaire by Mister Andre

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the ubiquitous Smileys motif, Messika Paris has partnered with Smiley Company to create a sparkling collection that is sure to spark joy. Unveiled on April 10, the three-piece collection includes a 7.90-carat Lucky Move Smiley necklace featuring a pavé design set with hundreds of yellow and white diamonds. The necklace is numbered “50” in honor of the anniversary. Available in person at Messika Paris Century City Mall (10250 Santa Monica Blvd.) and at messika.com.

The David Kordansky Gallery presents multidisciplinary artist Derek Fordjour’s first solo exhibition, “Magic, Mystery & Legerdemain,” running until May 7. The exhibition – borrowed its name from his 1938 autobiography Black Herman – “explores magic as it relates to power, race, and countless illusions throughout American history,” the gallery said. (Visitors can expect performances by internationally renowned magician Kenrick “ICE” McDonald, which run Tuesday through Saturday at 2pm for the duration of the show.) 5130 W. Edgewood Place, Los Angeles, davidkordanskygallery.com

G-Star RAW NFT

Rhinoceros G-Star RAW NFT covered with patches.

On March 30, denim brand G-Star RAW launched its denim art NFT in partnership with digital marketplace Rarible. The brand has turned its longstanding denim rhino mascot, G-NO, into an NFT with 10 available designs, all taken from key moments in the brand’s history. See more information at g-star.com/metaverse.

MWEAR Collection

Marcell Von Berlin's MWEAR Season 1 collection photo.

Marcell Von Berlin has released the second sale of the MWEAR Season 1 collection, paying homage to the creative forces and folks in LA and Berlin – resulting in a stream of gender-neutral entertainment counts with techno, grunge and punk cultures. Shop online or in person at the brand’s West Hollywood store, which opened a coffee shop earlier this year. 8619 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, us.marcellvonberlin.com

Polaroid X Nike SB

Polaroid photo of two Nike SB skaters Sarah Muerle and Brian Anderson.

The campaign for the Nike SB Dunk Low Pro Polaroid features Nike SB skaters Sarah Muerle and Brian Anderson. Muerle, a talented photographer in her own right, and Anderson, a gay skateboarder, explore how their identities intersect with photography and skateboarding. The shoe – in unique, wearable black, orange, teal, and white – is available on the SNKRS app (and at select retailers) for $144. nike.com; us.polaroid.com

Missoma’s Melting Pearl

Missoma pearl ring photo.

In Missoma’s new 38-piece collection, iridescent pearls and organic shapes are front and center. The jewelry brand uses recycled metals like 18 karat gold, 18 karat gold plated and sterling silver to create a new piece, called Molten Pearl, that is both trendy and timeless. Prices range from $46 to $330. missoma.com

New PE Country

Photo of two models posing against a white backdrop in PE Nation's latest activewear.

The newest product from the Athleisure PE Nation brand focuses on changing seasons in wearable textures and colors. The new PE Nation Edit products have a street-friendly look suitable for day and night, while the PE Nation Mainline drops are exclusively for sportswear and the PE Nation Swim is of course filled with swimwear, Just in time to buy early jump into the summer. Check it out at us.pe-nation.com.

LaPau Gallery presents the first solo performance in the United States by artist Dorian Ulises López Macías with “Hasta Que Te Conocí.” A combination of photo essay, video montage, archival and portraiture, the exhibition offers a look at the artist’s acclaimed series of photographs “Mexicano”, which includes images of darker-skinned Mexicans. In the century. (The title of the exhibition pays homage to Juan Gabriel’s famous song.) The installation was accompanied by a technical mix, performed in collaboration with DJ and producer Regal86, provides an energetic backdrop to the exhibition. Watch until May 7. 3006 W.7th St., Los Angeles, lapaugallery.com

TIER pops up at Beverly Center

Interior photo of the TIER pop-up at the Beverly Center.

Creative fashion brand TIER will open its first brick-and-mortar store in LA on April 15 with a three-month pop-up store in the Beverly Center. Located on Level 7, near stores like Prada, Kenzo and Balenciaga, TIER’s 975-square-foot makeshift outpost will house beloved brand staples and a selection of in-store products row. shoptier.nyc

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