ComplexCon 2018: Gucci Ghost Artist Trevor Andrew Debuts Line

PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST: Trevor Andrew, known for his Gucci Ghost collaboration with Gucci, can now add streetwear line Real Buy to his resume.
Andrew was on hand at ComplexCon this past weekend to debut the Real Buy, which was initially teased online on Nov. 1 with a long-sleeve T-shirt. For ComplexCon, the artist brought hand-painted jackets, which lined the walls of his space. There were also short- and long-sleeve T-shirts retailing for $ 65 and $ 90, respectively, bearing seven different designs.
“I’ve always been making stuff so it’s nice when I find somebody that believes in what I’m doing and they give the free reins to do what I do. That’s always a good scenario,” Andrew said of the Real Buy while sitting on a couch in the brand’s booth Saturday.
Andrew’s ComplexCon buildout re-created his Koreatown studio, which he moved into last year after working out of Brooklyn for 17 years. The booth came complete with painted floors mirroring his actual work space and free tattoos done on site.
Andrew’s art has been seen in places such as Dover Street Market in Tokyo and Milk Gallery in New York. The artist, who is a former pro snowboarder, has also worked with the aforementioned

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ComplexCon Issues Statement on Dior

LOS ANGELES — ComplexCon officials were duped into believing Dior would have a presence at the upcoming streetwear event by an agency that said it was acting on behalf of the luxury house, WWD has learned.
ComplexCon on Wednesday had announced Dior’s inclusion in the third annual festival, which is to be held Nov. 3 to 4. The deal had been viewed by ComplexCon — which melds fashion, music, food and art — as a push into luxury and a way to diversify its base of vendors exhibiting at the buzzy event. It would have underlined luxury’s continued charge into the streetwear space.
Neil Wright, ReedPop event director of ComplexCon and Agenda, issued a statement to WWD Friday morning in which he said, “Yesterday ReedPop learned that an agency that led us to believe they were representing Dior in negotiations to exhibit at ComplexCon did not have the authority to enter into agreements on behalf of the brand. We apologize to Dior for the confusion this caused and for our failure to discover the issue sooner. We are reviewing our internal policies and taking steps to ensure this doesn’t happen again.”
A Dior spokeswoman said the company did not have comment on the

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