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ComplexCon 2018: Takashi Murakami Weighs In on the Event’s Evolution

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Every year Takashi Murakami creates a ComplexCon outfit as bold and bright as his Pop Art designs featured on merchandise and figurines throughout the two-day event. This year was no exception.
“I think about people so it doesn’t have a boring feeling,” he said of how he approaches the design each year.
The artist once again served on the ComplexCon host committee helping lead the vision for the third annual fashion, food and art festival at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, which drew some 60,000 attendees this past weekend.
As more eyes fixate on street fashion and the broader community around it, the category matures. ComplexCon, in its third year, only served to mirror the broader buzz around streetwear.
“The first time Complex Media put it together, it was kind of a mystery of what it was going to be and then it was really well received,” Murakami said through a translator, in an interview with WWD on Sunday. “It was a huge event and sneakerheads came. The second [year] it seemed, now knowing what kind of audience was here, huge brands like Nike and Adidas came and there were big booths and drops. This year, the third

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