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ComplexCon Recap

This past weekend the Flock invaded Long Beach for the first EVER ComplexCon, a culture festival celebrating style, music, sneakers, and art. The show was unlike any thing we have ever seen; all of street culture's pioneers, innovators, and tastemakers all under one roof.   We gave ComplexCon goers a visual timeline of the various footwear collabs we've produced over our 20 years in the business.       #ComplexCon A video posted by ComplexCon (@complexcon) on Nov 5, 2016 at 5:28pm PDT   Notable figures well respected for their unique design, musical, acting, activism, artwork and general cultural impact were present at the inaugural event. Marc Ecko, Pharrell, Jesse Williams, French Montana, Rick Williams, Naturel, Vince Staples and Cam'ron were...

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#NoCeilingsNYC Recap 10.12.16

Wednesday October 12th the Flock invaded Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn for Pigeons & Planes X Staple Pigeon’s No Ceilings showcase sponsored by Modelo. The showcase brought the best from the Midwest with theMIND from Chicago opening up the show with his smooth flow and strong stage presence. NY’s own Topaz Jones followed up with an high energy performance and had the crowd throwing their hands up high. Kemba another New York native from the Bronx brought the conscious vibe to sway the crowd. It was all ended by Chicago’s own noname who brought her sultry tunes, and dynamic rhymes to bob heads back and forth, she also had a special fan in the crowd waiting for her; Dreamville’s own...

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INDUSTRY ICONS: RULES FOR SUCCESS.

  Complex reached out to some of the top fashion designers in the industry to see what tips they might have for any aspiring creatives looking to enter the field. Streetwear giants and high-fashion industry icons alike shared some of their rules for success. Check out jeffstaple's response below and read up on the rest of the rules over on Complex Style. Rule #1: Know your profits and losses. "Person A has a clothing line that generates $10 million a year in gross sales. But after he factors in losses/expenses, the 'net income' of that clothing line is actually –$100,000. (Note the negative sign!) Person B has a clothing that generates only $800,000 a year in gross sales. After he...

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