Jackets by Josh
Josh is the gem behind 'Infinite Expressions'. Heres how I met Josh, and how myself and my friends’ backs have become billboards for his tantalising textile talents!
As I was wandering through the Melrose Trading Post market (my favorite Sunday Funday LA activity!) I was drawn to this one pop-up. The colours, patterns and the unique aesthetic stood out from the crowd. Looking through the racks I knew I was going to purchase something … the big question was what!? I started chatting to Josh and his girlfriend Devon who spends her time at the market quietly sewing her own pieces. At 23 years old, Josh has been altering and experimenting with digital designs and patchwork since he was a teenager. When most other kidlets were playing videogames, he was drawing, designing and sewing. Legend. We arranged to meet up for a bite so I could pick his brain about his process, the genesis of his brand and where he sees it taking him.
What I love about ‘Infinite Expressions’ is that every piece is individual, one of a kind and is hand stitched with care and love by Josh himself. His process is also pretty neat. Sourcing jackets, trenches, hoodies and T’s from all over the place. Rummaging through fabric houses up and down the coast for unique prints and aesthetics that inspire him. Then using his handiwork and innovative mind to repurpose the bland and forgotten, and create something new and exciting. The fashion industry is known to be hugely wasteful and one majorly contributing to fossil fuels and environmental damage across the globe. Josh is a young fashion enthusiast choosing to use pre-existing materials rather than compounding the fashion industries adverse affect on the world by generating even more new product. Providing a rebirth to garments coming to the end of their life and likely heading to the dump.
Josh will also with collaborate with you to create a bespoke piece, which is super fun as you can both have creative input into the design. You can repurpose tired pieces from your wardrobe instead of purchasing a completely new item. Bring him the piece you want jazzed up and he'll revamp it!
I wore this jacket to death in NYC earlier this year ... warm, weather proof and REVERSIBLE!!!! #swoon! Myself and so many of my friends now have Josh’s pieces in our wardrobes. They’re those unique statement pieces you know you’ll love and cherish forever. Very excited to see this creative soul fly!
Visit the Infinite Expressions Apparel instagram to check out what he's been working on!
All images taken by the fabulous Pip Cowley :)
Peace + love homies!