Hidden inside the historic Kim Sing Theater in Downtown Los Angeles is a world where fashion meets efficiency. You wouldn’t suspect this theater could host such a plethora of entertainment until you walk through those iron gates for a taste of everything the Flagship Showroom and Willard Ford (Harrison Ford’s son) has to offer.
For starters, the theater is home to a variety of industrial object designs and urban chic brands, like MRKT (Mad Rabbit Kicking Tiger), with eco-friendly designs that are biodegradable and adorable. You could bury any of these bags in the ground, and within 3 to 4 years they would turn to dust. While leather is timeless, there’s something to be said about a company that actively reduces its carbon footprint without sacrificing aesthetic.
Next, there’s Bucketfeet. This canvas shoe relies on artist submissions for designs. You can submit your textile or anything you’ve created as a textile, and if they like it, they’ll buy it and put it on a shoe!
The Flagship Showroom has got so many amazing pieces, you’d think you just walked into an independent section of LACMA. One of the best parts of the place is the back area, where Ford cohabitates with his two dogs and collection of boxing photos. The Kim Sing is also home to “Strong Sports Gymnasium” dedicated to striking and grappling arts. Drop in for a class(sometimes taught by Ford), and take a peek at everything this showroom has to offer.
POSTED BY VICKY C