If you think street culture festivals are synonymous with hypebeasts and hypebaes flexing their streetwear gear, hold that thought. The inaugural Culture Cartel shines a spotlight on street culture, featuring everything from art and tattoos to fashion and toys, on December 1 and 2 at the F1 Pit Building.
The first-of-its-kind convention is an interactive affair that brings like-minded individuals together to celebrate the diversity of street culture. Expect brand and retail showcases as well as art exhibitions and installations by local and international street artists, designers, tattooists and urban labels from all around the world. Headliners include guest artists Stash, one of New York's graffiti legends, Joshua Vides, Jason Freeny, Whatshisname and Alex Face.
With street culture's explosive influence showing no signs of waning, stay in the know with current topics in street culture at its live talks. You can also level up your beatboxing skills and sartorial game at its string of workshops as well as check out live music performances and graffiti showcases, and more.
Reinvent your style and invest in exclusive merch from Culture Cartel's exciting collaborations with the likes of Subcrew, SBTG, Few & Far, CHPLCO and New Era. Alternatively, you can amp up your wardrobe with exclusive launches of original and limited edition merch from big names like Asicstiger, Vans, Adidas, Nixon and Timex among others. And if you're looking to expand your streetwear repertoire even further (and perhaps get inked too), drop by the pop-ups of Obey Clothing, Motochimp, Subtle, Ageless Galaxy, Pestle & Mortar Clothing and more.
Don't bat an eye – artists like Jahan Loh, Rukkit, Beerpitch, Dub Williams, Phunk, Yok & Sheryo, SKL0, Mightyellow, Erikatoon and the folks behind Obey Giant and Kult Studio & Gallery are also set to invade the space with attention-grabbing street art, so get those cameras ready to feed the 'gram.
Time Out Singapore in partnership with Culture Cartel