CRE8 Collective and Songbyrd Present
Downstairs, All Ages

DOORS: 7:00 PM // SHOW: 8:00 PM



CRE8 Collective and Songbyrd presents

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Trainers, Sneakers, Kicks or Creps, whatever title given, the sports shoe industry has broken the confines functional sportswear to an everyday essential fashion accessory.


Trainers(as their called in the UK) traverse racial, cultural and class barriers. Collectors, Inspectors and respecters of sneakers, affectionately known as "sneakerheads" can come from any background, race or religion, all with one common purpose, the appreciation of trainer culture. With the UK Sportswear Market worth billions, this documentary charts the highs and lows of the culture in the UK from the 1980s football 'casuals', the 2000s the UK Garage scene to the present Hypebeast era.


Directed by Emil Socialize, Soleseekers highlights the importance of music, fashion and UK culture to the UK trainer collectors scene, blended with stories and recollections from avid collectors like Kish Kash (Brand Consultant), Robert ‘Brooksy’ Brooks (vintage Adidas collector), Magdi (Former Owner of Slammin Kicks), Manny Norte (Capital Xtra DJ) and George Sullivan and many more.
Find out more at soleseekersfilm.com

The CRE8 Collective are a group of Washington DC based designers, creatives and artists. We interrogate the culture of design and program events that connect people and big ideas.

DJ Set by DJ 2 Tone (Shaolin Jazz @shaolinjazz)