Unpredictable, disruptive and impulsive; Filthy Brilliance is a street wear clothing line that is unbothered and unfit to be pigeon-holed into the perpetual style of the conventional urban wear brands. When I think about street wear in 2015, I imagine a hoodie with joggers and some fire kicks. Basic white, grey, and black sets complimented with a clean pair of all white ups, Asics Gel Lite’s with a crazy color way, or some Nike fly knits. The reign of the sneaker report is back on trend, but without decent garbs to rock them with. Unfortunately, the street wear industry has become over-saturated with high-priced tee shirts showcasing iron-on logos and sweats with too many zippers, but luckily some quality has hit the local street market.
Based out of Brooklyn, New York and founded by Brooklyn native Julian Pena, the company literally started from the bottom in 2013. Approximately two years later, the company is breaking through the walls of ordinary and giving consumers some quality merchandise. Yes, they have tee shirts and snapbacks—what street wear line doesn’t?—but what’s more important than any of that is the message of the movement: the significance of social acceptance and fearlessness to do whatever the F you want.
From its novice beginnings in a market that is based on popularity and longevity, Filthy Brilliance is working its way up the ladder to make a mark on this culture-driven industry. Although FB has a long way to go until it earns the respect from street wear veterans, they are already above the curve; producing unique and innovative pieces.
Earlier merch included crew-necks and cotton tees, but the recent launch has featured some more custom pieces inspired by hockey and baseball jerseys. We can’t wait to see what’s going to drop for the summer, but until then check out some of our favorite pieces from the brilliant collection.
Statue of liberty long-sleeved tee
The brilliant hockey jersey
Signature “TWIST” snapback
The Rose logo crew-neck
My favorite from the collection. Baseball jerseys are my favorite jersey style. The “Heavy Hittas” jersey