OC-fam got together last weekend to celebrate Kids Of Immigrants, an LA collective offering a wide collection of one-of-a-kind repurposed and collaged ready to wear pieces. The brand has gained their following by sticking by a strong set of guiding tenets: collective inspiration, ingenuity, and good old-fashioned resourcefulness. OC’s own Daniel Buezo, along with his extended team of collaborators and the talented and beautiful Kehlani who hosted the party (just a month away from the release of her debut album, SWEETSEXYSAVAGE!), got together to kick back, celebrate the brand’s mission, and support Inner City Arts, an organization that provides art education and a creative space for the underserved youth of Los Angeles.
K.O.I. brought out an impressive collection of both one-of-one reconstructed garments and a run of original t-shirts made specially for the occasion with the apt slogan “Best Day Ever” scrawled across the collar. Together, the team and psyched attendees put their money where their mouths were, in regards to the words of creativity and inspiration that adorn many of the garments. After dancing late into the night, and some delicious cocktails, the event raised a sum for donation to Inner City Arts that exceeded even Buezo and company’s ambitious hopes.
As the evening winded down or rather the Ciroc bottles were finished, the aura was one of gratitude, and it felt as though everyone had a hand in achieving the Kids of Immigrants’ own idiosyncratic version of the American Dream: “DO THE BEST WE CAN WITH WHAT WE HAVE.” Everyone walked away inspired by the DIY ethos that K.O.I. espouses, and satisfied with the knowledge that, at least for a night, we were all able to ‘Do It Together’ instead of ‘Do It [Y}ourselves.’
Shop Kids of Immigrants’ current offerings at our OCLA location.