The weekend we look forward to all year. Inspiration LA weekend during February. The weekend where we get to see our friends from around the world as they fly into Los Angeles to visit and set up at the trade show.
Photos by Richard of Salazar & Sons
We had the opportunity to set up with our good friends Monsivais & Co, where we had a simple display of Ready To Wear hats, and were set up to take bespoke orders. The trade show consists of the best vintage goods in the world and some of the top companies showcasing their goods.
The weekend started off on Thursdays pre-party, hosted by Clutch & Mens File Magazines at Schott Leather on La Brea. We were able to catch up with friends new and old, hang out and have a good time. Friday morning we set up and were ready for the weekend.
Photos by Ethan Wong
It was an honor to see past clients and friends walking around the show wearing their Wellema. We're proud to have such loyal clients and friends from around the world.
As the show on Saturday concluded, we packed up our space and headed to the after party at RRL on Melrose. Again, where we had the opportunity to see friends from around the globe and have a good time. With everyones own unique sense of style, its an inspiration in itself to gather with such great people.
Photos by Ethan Wong
After the RRL event, we were able to attend one last event for the weekend, and a special one at that. Our friend Tito Deler aka Harlem Slim, was in town to give us an unforgettable night of music. In the years past, we've had the honor of knowing Tito, getting to own some of his original recordings and make him a couple of hats. One being for his wedding day late last year. We love having the opportunity to make hats for musicians with such great passion and appreciation for the past. This was our first time being able to see Tito live as he lives and plays the blues throughout Brooklyn, New York. To top it all off, he was wearing a Wellema to make the cherry on top of a fantastic weekend.
Photos of Tito by Susie Delaney
We look forward to next years show! Until then...
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