The Spring 2013 shows offered up an informal changing of the guard. The more underground, obscure and overtly rebellious… the better! With the likes of newcomers LaQuan Smith, Chris Benz and the dangerously cool Libertine line, we took a proverbial trip downtown. Quite the retreat from the established and traditional fashion houses, these hipster-cool labels are on their way to becoming the new mainstream.

Story and photo credits by Ericka N. Goodman