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‘Our Generation’s World Fair’: Photos from ComplexCon 2018 Hosted by Pharrell Williams and Takashi Murakami

9:28 AM PST on November 13, 2018

[dropcap size=big]M[/dropcap]ore than 60,000 people packed in the Long Beach Convention Center early this month for ComplexCon, a celebration of street fashion and the world and economy around built around it.  The two-day event billed as "our generation's world fair" is in its third installmen, and once again featured input from the event's cultural director Pharrell Williams and artist Takashi Murakami.

The convention featured a collection of stars from the world of music, art, food, and fashion.

Murakami told WWD that the event is getting bigger each year and attracting brands looking to change it up a bit. “I feel like it’s an experimental ground for streetwear," Murakami told the fashion magazine. "I saw Cadillac and I was like, ‘Oh, Cadillac is here.’ Maybe they are looking to see what kind of reaction they get here to let that influence what kind of direction they’re going to go with the design.”

New York based rapper and chef Action Bronson.

Artist Trav (bottom) x KKADE (top) on display at The Seventh Letter x Tree Base Klear x Fresh Baked booth.

Rapper A$ton Matthews from Los Angeles, California.

Contemporary artist Takashi Murakami returns to the ComplexCon host committee to oversee the brand's identity and help direct the overall design and aesthetic experience of the two day event.

Free tattoo station of pre-selected flash art specifically for ComplexCon.

New York floral artist Mr. Flower Fantastic and his installation at Sole Collector booth.At the McDonald's booth you could create a custom tee and have some fries or nuggets while you wait.

Artist Keith Harrington signing at the BAPE booth for a special limited capsule collab drop.

Rapper and songwriter Sean Kingston wearing his customized Champion Jacket. Boxing demo at the Creed II booth.

Local artists were given wall space to create custom murals inside ComplexCon.

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