Ask Carl and TJ: The CAAM Exhibition

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Written by: Mark Edwards Cross Colors, in celebration of its 30th anniversary, collaborated with the California African American Museum to curate a new retrospective exhibition. Find out what you can expect from the exhibition straight from the founders in this interview. What can we expect from Cross Colours collaboration with CAAM for this exhibition? TJ: “They are covering the historical perspective of the Cross Colours Brand. This exhibition will reflect back on the 90s, and everyone who is attending is encouraged to wear Cross Colours gear. The actual direction they are taking for the show is phenomenal. They are taking...
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“The Dope 10”

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Written by: Kadeem M. Pilgrim Rihanna Queen Fenty herself takes the number one spot donning our vintage oversized denim jacket for a night out. Rihanna’s choice of a red lip paired with matching knee-high boots completes this classically cool look.  Billie Eilish This Gen Z prodigy has managed to take over the billboard charts and master the art of oversized chic. Who else do you know who can dominate a stage in all white? Drake Champagne Papi, known for his appreciation of luxury (and feelings),  turns our vintage “Cross Colours Posse” jersey into a whole new wave. Feeling this look?...
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Don’t Call it a Comeback

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Written By: Kendrick Porter When anyone mentions Black fashion in a cultural sense, the name Cross Colours is inevitably part of the conversation. A brand that prides itself on being moved by culture rather than trends, Cross Colours uses a wider lens when taking a look at fashion as an art and as an industry. This lens has been used for over 25 years and nearing its 30th anniversary, Cross Colours is not looking to switch their lens on fashion any time soon. In its upcoming denim drop, CXC is taking its customers back in time.  In 1989, Cross Colours...
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Cross Colours Takes Over CAAM

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Written By: Kendrick Porter The California African American Museum, the first of its kind in the LA region, will celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of Cross Colours. The exhibit will showcase the iconic brand’s influence in the way the world views streetwear, and the brand’s unwavering relevance. Running from September 25th, 2019 to March 1st, 2020, the exhibit will walk visitors through the history of the brand and the ways in which founders, Carl Jones, and TJ Walker, used fashion to eliminate the negative socio-political depictions of African American youths. The exhibition curators, Tyree Boyd-Pates and Taylor Bythewood-Porter, refer to Cross...
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 Writer: Kendrick Porter     In terms of street fashion, Japan has created and maintained its own particular wave. Beginning in Tokyo, Urahara (“behind the scene”) is known as the origin of Japanese streetwear. Ura-Harajuku, an area across four blocks that literally means “the hidden Harajuku” is labeled as the root of modern Japanese street culture. In this area, NOWHERE, a store founded by Jun Takahashi (UNDERCOVER designer) and Tomoaki Nagao, is the birthplace of internationally popular brand A Bathing Ape. With what started as a collection of graphic tees, NOWHERE and A Bathing Ape is argued to be the...
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