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Throwback Thursday: Ultra

Ultra is the world’s largest electronic musical festival and one of the pioneers of the mushrooming festival trend which began to take flight in 1999 (insert prerequisite Prince joke here.)

When it comes to dressing sharp, the heat and humidity of March in Miami contribute to Ultra ranking low on the fashionable music fest totem poll. It’s not just the anti-ergonomic weather, but the coupling of dancing for 10 hours. Add that to being amongst throngs of other humans and it is easy to see why it can lead most festival goers to dress like participants in a 90′s neon work out video. To be clear,dressing for performance does not mean sacrificing style. Check out our past article on the fresh look of Soul Clap

There was a clear delineation at Ultra between the fashion of the fans and the performers. The kids opted for variations on super short and neon. While, some seasoned festival goers chose the more costumed route i.e. faux fur tiger hats. The main slice of fashion was found backstage with performers, crews and press. Wolf+Panther had the chance to photograph some of the unique street style we saw backstage.

However,hands down, it was Dillon Francis who showed up dressed to work and killed it. Wearing a suit by Tokyo’s Ladd, Francis told Wolf+Panther it was “the best suit in the world”. Paired with a shirt and tie by Top Shop, it is easy to see why W+P stopped him in his tracks to talk. The crisply tied knot, slim silhouette of the suit and bleached hair all combine to a razor sharp expression of a confident partystarter and earned Dillion Francis the honor of being Wolf + Panther’s best dressed man at Ultra 2013.

To see the photo of Dillion’s killer look follow us on instagram at @wolfandpanther.

Dress Sharp. Stay Fly.

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Miami’s Graffiti Mecca

When listing great cities for street art, names like New York, Sao Paolo, Barcelona and Berlin begin to roll off the tongue. However, little known among the Cities of the Graffiti Gods is the Wynwood neighborhood in Miami. Wolf + Panther contributor KJ Edwards takes us on a photographic journey through some of the best works on the walls.

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Aside from being the annual backdrop for Art Basel and home to innovative boutiques such as Apt 606, Wynwood is currently experiencing a technicolor renaissance.  Its hard not to be attracted to the city with spaces like the Wynwood Cigar Factory and Cafeina filling the neighborhood.  We had a blast here on our Miami spring field trip.  Something about epic full-wall murals gives one’s adventures a sense of urban grandeur.  Enjoy!

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Check out KJ’s sneaker collection (and his Dad’s!) by peeping our Father’s day post.  Follow him on IG @pastorkernie