ComplexCon Hong Kong Enlists Verdy as Artistic Director

2024 will see ComplexCon going global with stops in Hong Kong and Melbourne.

Verdy is once again back in the ComplexCon mix, this time serving as Artistic Director for the festival’s Hong Kong edition later this year.

The news came this week, with the prolific graphic artist telling Women’s Wear Daily he has a deeply personal connection to the city stemming from a childhood visit with his grandmother. For ComplexCon’s first-ever international event, Verdy added, attendees can expect him to “bring my world” to Hong Kong.

ComplexCon Hong Kong kicks off on March 22 and runs through March 24. Also newly announced this week is that McDonald’s Hong Kong is serving as the event’s “official taste partner,” meaning attendees can expect special pop-ups and more across all three days of programming.

Hong Kong isn't the only non-U.S. locale getting the ComplexCon treatment in 2024. This April, the festival is making its debut in Melbourne, Australia.

“After ComplexCon Chicago, we learned that we could work closely with our partners abroad to create more frequent regional editions of ComplexCon all over the world,” ComplexCon Advisor Neil Wright said last year. “As the authority in youth and streetwear, it’s important for us to amplify and empower the burgeoning creatives and brands within the global communities at the forefront of driving culture forward.”

For a look back at ComplexCon 2023 goings-on from Long Beach, hit this link.

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