COMUNE’S “KARLSON TEA PARTY”, AN EVENING CELEBRATING CLASSIC AND CONTEMPORARY MOTORCYLE DESIGN AND CULTURE.
On Saturday, September 26, 2009 COMUNE opened its doors at their Costa Mesa Headquarters for a motorcycle and Adam Wright photography exhibition called, Karlson Tea Party. It was an evening celebrating classic and contemporary Motorcycle design and culture. The exhibition, curated by Nelson Kanno, featured bike builders Shinya Kimura, Brawny Built, Trevelen of SuperCo, Chopper Dave, JoMo Racing and Lossa Engineering with photography by Adam Wright and a custom art piece by Jeff Wright. One of the highlights of the show was Shinya Kimuras “Flash”, a retro-futuristic, hand crafted Ducati motorcycle owned by Brad Pitt.
COMUNE founder, Frank Delgadillo wanted to bring a creative spotlight to both the apparel industry as well as the motorcycle world due the great influence one of the builders, Shinya Kimura has had on his style and the design of COMUNE apparel. “I’ve had a Harley since I was 18 and never stopped loving the concept of motorcycles as an art form,” states Delgadillo. “Mr. Shinya Kimura (exhibiting builder) once told me during my travels to Japan, ‘it’s easy to hide cables and wires, but it’s difficult to keep cables and wires exposed while making it look cool and clean.’”
With over 500 people in attendance Karlson Tea Party was a huge success. The event united seasoned veterans and rookie motorcycle enthusiasts viewing some of the most original and delicately crafted bikes in the world. It was an evening in appreciation of contemporary motorcycle design and culture while celebrating with friends over lo-fi psychedelic DJ sounds, delicious Mexican food from Gringo and The Bean, drinks including Berentzen liquor and Pabst Blue Ribbon.
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COMUNE is located at 2139 Placentia Ave, Costa Mesa, CA, 92627. For further information call 949 574 9142.
COMUNE was formed from the idea that there will always be people out there who not only embrace the rawness and imperfections of the everyday life, but also use it to creatively push the boundaries of what’s possible in skateboarding, fashion, art, and music their own way, with complete disregard of the consequences. The goal of COMUNE is to provide clothing that reflects this lifestyle of carefree idealism and to support the people that choose to live it. The COMUNE website (thecomune.com) provides the most complete view of the brand and its’ unique creative community.