Scouting Caps at Project
Some fashion reporters are always on the look-out for what is new in jeans. I seem to always be on the lookout for caps. It could be a personality flaw, but I’m lucky. There’s a lot of creativity in cap design these days, and here’s a couple of caps that caught my attention outside of the Project trade show in Las Vegas.
The Grassroots California label (which is now located in Colorado, confusing?) worked with artist Chris Dyer for a grand clash of influences. The front of the cap bears Dyer’s graphic of a creature which seemingly jumped off of a Nepalese temple while riding a skateboard. The back of the cap features Peruvian- style fabrics. The inside of the cap features graphics of Hindu-looking figures in devotional poses. The figures reminded me of the cover of the Jimi Hendrix’s Axis Bold As Love album. One of my favorites.
I’m always down for a little neighborhood pride, especially for a place I like. In the hall outside of Project, I saw a couple of people wearing caps giving shoutouts to downtown L.A.’s Little Tokyo neighborhood. The caps were made by a Little Tokyo company called Japangeles. True to its town, The Little Tokyo snapback comes in Dodger blue and some other colorways. Check it out.