REBEL8 was born from the tattoo and graffiti art scene in San Francisco. Started by Joshy D in 2003 with only $500, he began selling REBEL8 T-shits out of a messenger bag.
Then in 2007 his good bud Mike Giant joined as Head Artist. A titan in the graffiti and tattoo art community, it Mike who had given Josh his first drops of ink.
Recently, REBEL8 has published its Spring 17 collection, so let’s just check it out and show you the styles that you can’t live without.
This streetwear brand really mixes tattoo and skate culture all with original designs by Mike Giant.
REBEL8’s name is a play on words when Josh had a REVELAtion.
Toast to the “Worst Zip Hoodie”
We always say, “Your clothes define you.”
To that end, what kind of clothes do you love right now?
Are you a REBEL8er?
When you look at a REBEL8 design, there is rawness to it that hits home to its followers.
Their work and designs cross genre lines, just like their amazing fans.
Bottled Violence Muscle Tee
As a rock-solid in the community brand, REBEL8 is in our blood.
With high-quality clothes for the streetwear and lifestyle of skaters,
REBEL8 is heavily influenced by music and subcultures, which also inspires Lula.
Eight Or Die Tee
In a word, the attitude through REBEL8 is to reveal the truth.
Yes, we’re a fan of REBEL8 and you should be too!
For more information on REBEL8 Spring 17 collection, please visit https://rebel8.com/
From us, to you … the Lula 101 Service, Styles & Smiles crew.
It’s a rocking summer here at Lula 101 as we check out another season of tradeshows jam-packed with exciting new trends and collection previews. We had big fun at Agenda Long Beach, where we encountered amazing people and awesome fashion moments. But if you weren’t able to make it, no worries. Come take a tour with us of the Spring/Pre-Fall 2016 Collection at Long Beach Agenda.
Wednesday, June 29, in sunny Long Beach
The Lula crew are Agenda Show regulars; embracing the same innovative atmosphere that attracts cool people from all over the country, who like Lula, appreciate the latest styles. Hey look, we aren’t the first ones here. Can’t wait to get in!
Packed as usual which doesn’t surprise the Lula crew. Luckily, we have a chance to look around, say hi to friends and meet new people here for the first time. A nice Agenda rep shows us the Snapchat way to be more interactive with people at the show while staying tuned with all updates. Lula can’t get enough of the epic tropical/industrial background theme at Agenda this year.
We are here to check out some cool stuff and see which of the coolest new brands we can introduce to Asia, including lifestyle, streetwear, contemporary womens & mens, accessories, actions sports, outdoor, footwear, surf, skate and hard goods. This year 10,000+ buyers, media, distributors and influencers from 50 states and 70+ countries worldwide join us at Long Beach Agenda!
Thursday, June 30, still in sunny Long Beach
Here we go, time to walk in, have more fun and meet cool people and their brands
“For All the Dads” is the slickest pastel color wall in the show; Lula wants to make it the next Father’s Day card.
10 am – 2 pm, Thursday, June 30,
Lula visiting hours
Artists everywhere, Lula is a huge fan of art, here’s a clip of an amazing contemporary art piece.
It was good to see friends and familiar faces again, and the vibe was positive and laid-back all over Agenda. Lula visited section after section, talked with many cool people who felt like good friends in a progressive neighborhood. Agenda brings a lot of “wow” moments along with inspiration, laughter, fun, food, art, girls and fashion … what else can you ask for? Oh yeah, beer and drinks! Lula is so spoiled with all the good things happening at the same time. The Agenda show is the place to be.
3 pm – 4 pm, Thursday, June 30
Lula special visits … let’s go say hi to our friends!
Primitive’ uniquely curated shoe wall, hand picked clothing lines and distinct collection of accessories, showcased alongside the full range of Primitive Apparel that has established Primitive’ reputation for quality, style and authenticity.
Lula is excited to announce an amazing new toy just added to Christmas list: Incredible special Transformer edition skateboard.
Rastaclat is dedicated to the spirit of Spreading Positive Vibrations®, encouraging individual style, a sense of positivity and freedom of expression. Build timeless and innovative accessories inspired by our everyday lives while embracing all cultures throughout planet.
The Ninja looking … Just kidding. Rastaclat, introduces more ongoing styles that help your wrists rock your positive vibes style.
REBEL8 is a San Francisco streetwear company with deep roots in skateboard, graffiti and tattoo cultures. Lula and REBEL8 go waaayyy back … and it shows.
CLSC is an independent brand based out of Los Angeles that offers clean-cut timeless goods. Born to create higher standards in quality and innovation, CLSC has quickly grown into a lifestyle brand stocked in some of the most coveted retailers around the world, and Lula’s Asian customers have been quick to embrace CLSC’s pureness of style.
Lula is proud to be one of the regime members out there continuing to celebrate the difference and not give a **** about people’s opinions. (Other than our brands, or customers, of course =)
5:30 pm Thursday, June 30
End of the trip
It’s hard to leave the happiest place on earth, and Lula is talking about the Agenda Show in case you’re wondering. (Or maybe it’s the hippest place on earth.) No doubt Lula had tons of fun and eye-opening experiences along the way. Glad you could join us here to help relive the excitement.
From us, to you … the Lula 101 Service, Styles & Smiles crew.
Like it or not, heat waves, sweltering humidity and maddening mosquitoes are punching the summer ticket – and they are ready to make a season-long statement.
Without planning ahead by sporting trendy styles with cool silhouettes, one can easily drown from summer’s long spells of scorching weather, making it feel like hell on earth.
So when summer’s heat arrives in full swing, embrace refreshing colors and cool, comfortable styles to help you rock the season instead of allowing it to simmer you. You can even shine throughout summer time by following along here as LULA 101 showcase some of the best summer trends for you.
- FAIRPLAY - All is Fair
- RASTACLAT - Seek the Positive
- REBEL8 - Spread the 8
Yes friends, you need to gear up when the season heats up. So let our stylish summer collections be the HOTTEST thing you experience this season!!
As the leading Asian-Pacific distributor of fashion-forward American designer brands, Lula 101 always updates you with trendsetting news for U.S. brand fans from Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Philippines and Singapore. They’re hot and cool – and just right for you.
“A picture is worth a thousand words.”
This exceptional collaboration by renowned tattoo artist Mike Giant and celebrated graphic illustrator Lamour Supreme is wowing streetwear fans globally with the release of “The Gates of Hell.”
Back by popular demand, this is not the first collaboration between two cool streetwear brands: Brooklyn, New York born – MISHKA and San Francisco, California found – REBEL8.
If this is your first time witnessing REBEL8 x MISHKA collaboration, you really need to experience what you had missed in the previous sold out collections! LULA Speaks has captured them all here!
Not only the brand values would seem easily to clash based on the obvious “West Coast vs East Coast” ordeal, this combination also represented a bit of stretch from two street cultures of the “Legion of Death Adders (MISHKA)“ to the “Lower Class Royalty (REBEL8)“. And yet, through this collaboration, you can find each distinct elements been boldly illustrated through each stroke of details. The creativity from each origin had been displayed fully in the fascinating colors and content, while truthfully reflected both genuine DNA in the complimenting harmony. This rare piece of art is certainly proven to be a collector’s items, and it is for anyone who is seeking to preserve a piece of subculture history of our times. Along with limited quantity release in the USA on January 18th, 2016 , fans across Asia Pacific such as: Korea, Thailand, Hong Kong and Taiwan will have an opportunity to experience this collaboration.
The “GATES OF HELL” collection offers complete apparels collection for fans to embrace. Short Sleeve Tee Shirt (white /or black), Long Sleeve Crewneck Tee Shirt, and Zip-up Hoodie. The items WILL BE sold out, and you do not want to miss it!
For more information regarding REBEL8 and MISHKA at your closest location across Asia Pacific, please contact LULA101.
Two Days, over 750 brands represented, with thousands attendees to witness the latest and trendiest Spring/Summer 2016 collection, AGENDA Show had over ruled Long Beach, California and it is the most diverse and creative lifestyle fashion trade show in the world!
The concept of AGENDA Show is to embrace each originality and lifestyle of the brand, with the emphasis on communicating the story and inspiration behind each product. It is “…where passion becomes profit and the business of creativity is conducted in a truly authentic environment…”
With much organic excitement waiting to be explored, LULA 101 and Regain International had been invited to experience this annual festivity and preview what is coming for lifestyle, streetwear, action sports, outdoor, footwear and various of other cool apparels.
Buckle down and take a deep breath, it is going to be a thrilling ride along with Team LULA!
Team LULA with the one and only Bobby Hundreds – founder of THE HUNDREDS.
Team LULA/Regain Taiwan posted with co-founders: Brian McDonell and Corey Roth, and the newest collection “Water-Melin” in the tank. Coming Soon in 2016
Team LULA/Regain Taiwan posted with Mr. Rastaclat: Daniel Kasidi
AGENDA Show is filled with creative vibe, awesome energy and fantastic collections for 2016! Along with our global partners and team of outstanding staff members, LULA101 will continue to deliver latest STYLE and quality SERVICE, with bright SMILES across Asia Pacific for you.
Month of November is a season to reflect and appreciate. At LULA101, it is an opportunity to celebrate the founding inspirations behind each lifestyle brands, and appreciate the prosperous partnerships began with simple dreams and big HOPES.
One of the longest partner brands had started the journey with LULA101 since the beginning, was the trend-setting iconic lifestyle brand – REBEL8. Founded in Bay area and now home-based in the City of Angels, the story is legendary and classic of its own.
Started with nothing more than $500 dollars and a prayer, the REBEL8 brand began its humble chapter in 2003 from Josh D.’s bedroom. Not by choice nor design, the inaugural t-shirts were an “friends and family” exclusive and the money from the first sales went directly right back into print more shirts. Nothing came easy, REBEL8 took one-step at a time and flourish as one of the celebrated American original brands in the past decade.
As the “8 movement” continues to spread, it took a major leap over the Pacific in 2006.
With nearly 15 years of expertise in regional trends and merchandise placement, LULA101 has held a distinctive niche in encompassing celebrated American original and designer brands, collections and accessories to the ever-expanding Asian-Pacific market places. Through LULA101‘s complete streamline solution, the REBEL8 brand is available in 10 Asian countries, and continue to experience steady growth.
The partnership also traveled Joshy D. through two Asia-Pacific tours, with the first-hand opportunity to establish exclusive dialog with local fans and participate in regional festivities. Each trip brought Joshy D. closer to the unique culture and experience the lifestyle trends. The impact had strengthen the regional grassroots following, and expand to various of market opportunities for the REBEL8 brand.
Started in San Francisco, REBEL8 is now one of the feature brands been embraced at the premium HOPES fashion retail platform in Ximending (Taipei City) – the trendsetting fashion district of Taiwan. With an inviting floor plan and inventive decor, HOPES store is an established fashion stage with big spotlight and vibrant energy. It is a regional popular destination, and an exclusive venue to experience the latest American original collections.
In November, as the HOPES store is celebrating its first Anniversary with friends and partners around the world, the REBEL8 brand was the first to extend its warmest wishes and strongest support for more prosperous years to come.
November is a season to reflect and appreciate, LULA101, Regain International and HOPES Taiwan want to express the sincere appreciation to Joshy D. and the REBEL8 brand for the continuous support and genuine partnership.
Check out this exclusive interview to learn more about REBEL8 brand story from Joshy himself!!
The California native street wear brand, finds this season’s inspiration in vintage New Mexico history and the heritage of work wear. Featuring: extensive cut n sew offering of jackets, button-ups, fleece, snapbacks, and a diverse mix of graphic tee designs.
The new season also combines the diversity of shirts, tees, long sleeves, pullover, jerseys, and accessorizes with their signature graphics.
Picture Above: “Signature Fall Black Rust Flannel “ (Available in Dark too)
Picture Above: C.C.C Charcoal Crewneck
Picture Above: ” Black Denim Button – up”
Pictures Above: “Pioneers Henley”
Picture Above: ” C.C.C Snap Back”
Pictures Above: “Arrowhead Canvas Jacket”
Picture Above: ” Plaid Bolted Jacket:
Picture Above: ” Devil Dancers Sand Tee” (Available in White and in Black too)
Picture Above: “Spread the 8 Hops Burgundy Tee” (Available in Black too)
Pictures Above: ” Sacred Grounds White “(Available in Coffee and in Black), ” Mountains Snap Back” and ” Pioneers Hooded Nylon Jackets”
If you want the hottest collection in your closet, then you can’t miss out REBEL8!
Contact LULA101 to get your favorite outfits for the upcoming FALL’ 15 season to be distributed your way!
#SPREADTHE8 by REBEL8
The most diverse and creative lifestyle fashion trade show in the world, Agenda Show, was held in Long Beach on July 8 and 9. Located between LA and OC, Long Beach is the perfect spot for Agenda because of the abundance of action sports, lifestyle and streetwear brands in Southern California. Agenda showcases more than 750 brands, including contemporary, women’s, accessories, action sports, outdoor, footwear, and both surf/ skate hard products.
Bringing the coolest brand into the Asian market, as always, Lula 101 went to check out this innovative experience. Some of the brands’ reps and owners that we had a chance to meet up with included CLSC, Civil, REBEL8, Rastaclat, Black Scale, Clear Weather, Mishka, DOPE, and In4mation.
REBEL8’s booth was amazing with its wall made up of four layers including a CRT television (pictured below). Incredibly creative with a retro feel to it. One of the TVs was showing the video (Taiwandering with Joshy ) we shot when Joshy visited Taiwan in 2014.
Along with all of the brands on display, there is no shortage of food, music, entertainment and people-watching to keep attendees entertained.
Agenda show helps Lula continue delivering Service, Styles and Smiles to our customers. We can’t wait to visit next show and hang out with all of our awesome partners again … including my friend, Mishka’s Giant Bootleg Kaiju!
The 13th annual Ink- N- Iron festival took place on the great Queen Mary ship in Long Beach, CA recently. Long Beach was the tattoo cultural engine of the West Coast and the center where techniques and trends evolved. People from all over the world come to support this event and enjoy the vibes of the tattoo convention … including Lula!
For one with no tattoo, like myself, It is very intriguing to watch these talented tattoo artists draw tattoos on others. Some of the best tattoo artists in the world attend this event to showcase their work, ink, apparel, etc. Along with the tattoo convention, there is also a car show and live music event.
Ink- N- Iron tattoo convention was established to pay a tribute to the great tattoo art tradition. Many of Lula’s friends were exhibiting over there, including REBEL8 ambassador, Benjamin Lin, from Needle No. 8 tattoo studio in Taiwan.
Started his tattoo career since he was 16 years old, Benjamin is infamous, controversial and yet interesting. Stay tuned for our interview video with Benjamin Lin in the next few days!
Today’s spot light is on Endless Sun, a.k.a. Xiao-Mao – the popular and highly skilled tattoo artist who owns Endless Tattoo studio in Taipei, Taiwan.
As a REBEL8 brand ambassador in Taiwan, Endless Sun never fails to “Spread the 8″ wherever he goes (REBEL8 is deeply rooted in tattoo, graffiti and skate culture). Endless Sun recently entered an Amsterdam tattoo contest and literally showed his love for REBEL8 throughout his trip there.
These photos capture Endless Sun’s REBEL8 spirit and showcase the spectacular views of Amsterdam.
Endless Sun took home the first place trophy in the color group contest at the 2015 Amsterdam tattoo convention.
Follow Endless Tattoo on Instagram to see more of his artistry and his inspiring tattoo life.