February 13, 2009
By Kristine McGlinchey
Recognized by most for its delicious cheesesteaks and landmarks, the city of brotherly love offers a generation of designers putting Philly on the map for more than its historical significance.
Check out the trends Philly conjures up.
Shedding light to social injustices, one organic t-shirt at a time, LastDays Wear combines urban flair with eco-friendly chic. As seen on their web site, “When you wear the LastDays brand, you are in fact embracing the movement and communicating the message to others: People Positive, Earth Positive,” these tees not only look good but they make you feel even better.
Get your good vibes on at www.lastdayswear.com
Think Dancing with Wolves meets The Mummy. This unique collection offers vintage tees with Egyptian designs and a desert feel. Featured on Nylon Magazine and Daily Candy these hand-drawn tees are sure to get you a howl or two.
Are you a horse or wolf? Find out at www.moonblood.net
Art In The Age of Mechanical Reproduction
Take innovative artists, combine their infinite design possibilities, give them the tools to create hand painted and silk screened shirts and what do you get? A line of tees focusing on the intellectual part of design and intricate patterns that shine in each of their pieces. The designs are created by a slew of breakthrough artists each delivering a message of awareness or irony.
Fight the movement at www.artintheage.com
Pete Whitney and Joel Peterson are the founders of Outlaw Print Co., specializing in screen-printing, and Magick Outlaw, a rebel clothing line. While other lines aim to be bad, contrasting tees and neon designs make these tees a force to be reckoned with. Don’t be timid, take a walk on the wild side!
Resist the ordinary at www.outlawprintco.com