If you were to go through my wardrobe today, you would see a sea of graphic tees, long sleeves, and sweatshirts. I love their ability to commemorate a moment, showcase a piece of art, or tell a story (or perhaps a little bit of each). I took that passion for graphic-based clothing and started Playin Pretend in 2017 while a sophomore at Portland State University.
I always knew I never wanted to feel restricted to a single theme or idea, which led to the name "Playin Pretend." When you pretend, you can explore limitless possibilities and realities, and just like that, I wanted clothes to be fun and ever-changing with different styles and feelings associated with each release. One month could be the feel of a surf brand, another a streetwear brand- the door is open for Playin Pretend to dream up anything.