ComplexCon first started in 2016 and still 7 years later it continues to be a place where a community of brands, both well-known and up and coming, come together to display and share their art while also interact with clientele and supporters of all backgrounds. This year’s artistic director is the Cactus Plant Flea Market, an American Streetwear brand that was curated by Cynthia Liu. Liu has collaborated with famous brands and names such as Nike, Comme des Garçons, McDonalds, Travis Scott, Tyler the Creator, Kid Cudi, and many more. CPFL will be in charge of the entire ComplexCon vision and will sell exclusive merch over the two day event.
The convention will be home to over 150 brands such as Adidas, Anti-Social Social Club, Converse, TenCo., and Marc Jacobs just to name a few . These brands will sell exclusive and limited merchandise and according to the ComplexCon homepage, “secret projects”!
There will also be so much more to do than just spend money on sick merch, you can visit the ComplexCon(versations) which will feature live conversations with personalities we all know and love. The SVP of Complex Content Strategy, Joe La Puma (Flight Club Sneaker Shopping), New York rapper and fashion icon Jim Jones, Funny Marco, Kristen Noel Crawley, Lil Yachty, and more.
ComplexCon and their First We Feast Lagoon will be held over the two day event showcasing restaurants of all types. We recommend you come hungry! Shows such as Hot Ones and The Burger Show will also be making appearances to interact with fans and give in-person once in a lifetime experiences.
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After a long day of shopping and eating, there are a few live performances and DJ sets occuring on both days that are worth checking out for sure. Artists such as Field Trip Recordings (Zack Bia, Kerwin Frost, Luh Tyler), plus Lyrical Lemonade, and Kid Cudi, amongst others.
If you’re in Long Beach November 18th and 19th, get your tickets and check out ComplexCon for a weekend of non-stop fun.