Los Angeles-based streetwear brand, Kill City is the cool brand with the deadly name. Inspired by music and its subcultures, the name is fitting as it's also the title of an album by '70's rock star Iggy Pop. Aiming to be a pioneer in all categories, Kill City uses premium fabrics, washes and techniques to create edgy clothing that embodies the lifestyle of under-the-radar musical genres from New Wave Punk to Post Rock.
Originally launched in Spring 2006 as a menswear brand, their rising popularity forced them to expand into womenswear by Spring 2008. Among their collection, you can find standout pieces like boyfriend jeans with graphics and lace/leopard printed skinny jeans. For men, modified ombre effects start at the bottom and go from dark to light. The styles come with cool names such as the Junkie Tooth & Nail Slash, the Boyfriend Brimstone and the Starving Artist.
To solidify their cool factor even more, they proudly proclaim that celebrities and models are not their source of inspiration, rather it is the "people that make creative street fashion exist". This philosophy led to the creation of the Kill City 100. Kill City 100 is an online gallery featuring one hundred people who have superior style and taste. Awesome.
Kill City can be found at select retailers but if you're in the LA area visit their stand-alone store on Melrose.