Black Box: A conceptual retail space of revolving brands from the genres of fashion, art, music, technology and design.
The permanent retail space has a rotating line-up of brands, changing every month – showcasing the best up-and-coming independent and online retailers, giving them the opportunity to experiment with their physical store.
Each BLK BX collection is carefully curated by founder Darren Rutland, to form an immersive experience at the cutting edge of contemporary style. Expect established independent designers alongside young, developing creatives, many showing physical product for the first time.
As part of the Black Box Revolution concept, artists from around the world including Florence Blanchard, Raul 33, Peachzz as well as local artists including Nicolas Dixon, have designed eye-catching artwork in the mall.
Find Blx Bx Leeds at our Albion Street entrance near Boots. Visit www.blk-bx.com or follow @blk.bx on Instagram and Facebook for more info.
BLK BK 1 Trapstar
14th March- 4th April
London label Trapstar initially started out making custom tees for their mates but due to growing demand, Mikey Trapstar and team expanded into bold graphic hoodies, tough leather biker jackets, caps and sportswear. The brand boasts a boutique on London's Portobello Road, as well as online.
Part owned by Jay Z their cult following is supported by music industry stars such as Rihanna, Rita Ora, Iggy Azalea, and A$AP Rocky. With Cara Delevigne rarely papped without her Trapstar beanie, these Londoners continue to bridge the gap between high fashion and street swag.
BLK BX 2 Leeds Beckett Fashion
11th March- 4th April
Keepers of Lost Clothes is a collaborative research project between staff and students at Leeds Beckett University that explores the relationship we have with found or discarded garments and considers the ways in which this clothing might be remade. Each garment is unique; created from clothes that other people have fallen out of love with; found in the back of the wardrobe, the bottom of a drawer or jumbled amongst the rails of a charity shop.
These garments have been washed, ironed, unpicked, dismantled, cut and re-stitched to create new clothes to fall in love with.All of our garments have been designed by students studying BA Fashion at Leeds Beckett University.
Find out more @LeedsBeckettFashion
BLK BX 2 Daniel Syrett / Runway Gallery
11th March-4th April
SYRETT's work reflects his past career in the fashion industry as a designer and stylist. Painting with nail varnish SYRETT has developed a unique style which is highly fashionable and very glossy. SYRETT’s latest collection of works is called The Designer Collection and each piece is named after a fashion designer that SYRETT respects. This collection is created using True Brit London nail varnish.“Syrett’s art is bold, powerful, simple and beautiful, and his earlier experience in the fashion industry adds a unique perspective.” – Tony Chambers Editor-in-Chief Wallpaper* Magazine.
“Syrett’s art is bold, powerful, simple and beautiful, and his earlier experience in the fashion industry adds a unique perspective.” – Tony Chambers Editor-in-Chief Wallpaper* Magazine.