First off let me say I have big expectations for this expo. Now what exactly do I expect? Hell if I know! I am starting this post to find out all the things I can about what we can expect. I'm starting off small, by posting the general info for anyone who may not know what Kixpo is at all. I will be updating this until Kixpo kicks off. So if you see anything that is not featured on this post, or you would like your brand and info posted, email me.
Here is how Kixpo's "About" page reads:
The Wonderful World of KixpoWelcome to the world of Kixpo, where sneakerheads rule the terrain and creativity is our currency. Kixpo began as an idea in 2006 to celebrate the burgeoning sneaker and street fashion culture in not only Dallas, but all of Texas, as well. It was the first expo of its kind in Dallas. The aim of Kixpo is create a series of events that unite the multifaceted sub-culture of sneaker collecting that cuts across all demographic boundaries, including race, age, gender, and class. Since its first appearance in 2007, Kixpo has come to encompass music, art, and forward thinking as important aspects of its purpose.
Kixpo is comprised of many components. First, there is the avid sneaker collector and enthusiasts, or sneakerhead. As one of the cornerstones of our event, the sneakerhead displays his collection at Kixpo not just to gain notoriety, but as a way to allow others into his personal sphere that ultimately creates lasting bonds that no other activity seems to produce. Secondly, there are the local and regional up-start clothing brands. These “home-grown” companies present the creative capacity for which our culture has helped to flourish. Next, are the local and regional sneaker and clothing boutiques, most of which are owned by fellow sneakerheads. These boutiques cater to those who seek the “next” or the “different” fashion brands that the larger chain stores simply ignore or refuse to recognize. Then, there are the national sneaker brands themselves, the reason sneakerheads camp-out in the cold on concrete walkways. These brands soon realized that Kixpo gave them the opportunity to say, “Thank you” to the consumers that drive their companies. And last, and most certainly not least, is You. You, the casual to die hard sneakerhead and fashion forward individual that motivates us to do “bigger and better” each and every year.
Kixpo is organized by grass-roots organization of Dallas sneakerheads, collectively called Dead Stock. We came together after realizing there was a need to represent our sneaker community in Dallas. We have a wide ranging array of sneaker and brand preferences, as well as social back grounds, which allows us to be as diverse as the individuals we aim to represent.
This video does a good job giving the info as well...
So here are a few indie tee brands that will be at Kixpo:
TIKKR is a watch brand out of ATX but they will be selling this tee out ther as well.
Make sure you check out GRP Fly at the event.
I'm looking forward to seeing Unkommon Kolor's series 4 in person.
Be on the look out for Matrimoney Clothing at the event.
No surpise that Nerdy Fresh will have their own booth at the event.
San Antonio based brand Kaught Looking will be handing out their brand new stickers. Make sure you stop by their booth to pick one up.
Lies and Filth will be at the event
Fur Face Kicks by Fur Face Boy
Sleepy Dan will be showing at his first event that he didn't put together.
HIJ Clothing will be releasing his first series. Pictured above is one of the new tees.
The Good Child will be at the event look out for the Goody Two Shoes tee.
This is a VERY small sample of what to expect at Kixpo this year. Like I said earlier, I will be continuously updating this post until the day of Kixpo, July 2, 2011.