For over a decade, supporting new talent has been an integral part of Complex’s DNA, and it’s important to us that we remain a platform for emerging designers. On November 2-3, we’ll be bringing an activation called “Brands to Watch” to ComplexCon Long Beach

Initially launched at ComplexCon Chicago, “Brands to Watch” is a dedicated space on our marketplace floor that spotlights rising, homegrown labels. We provide free booth space and support during these designers’ road to ComplexCon. For Long Beach, our deputy style editor, Aria Hughes, and I selected four brands from the West Coast that we feel have an interesting vision and story. There’s Equihua by Brenda Equihua, Zach Kinninger’s Basketcase, Come Back as a Flower by Esper, and Warner and Waverly Watkins’ Brownstone

This will be our fourth ComplexCon in Long Beach, and fifth overall. Since our debut in 2016, we’ve brought together culture, music, art, food, sports, innovation, activism, and education. ComplexCon is one of our biggest platforms, with tens of thousands of attendees. We wanted to make sure, that at the event, we also put on for rising talent we believe in.

If you’re an up-and-coming designer/brand, hit us up. Who knows? Maybe you’ll be at the next ComplexCon.

Our fourth annual ComplexCon in Long Beach takes place Nov. 2-3 at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center. For more info and tickets, click here