Part One

Wasted Youth x Union Pop-Up Recap




Part Two

Taking a look back at the last time Verdy visited us at the shop

Girls Don’t Cry x Union


How’d you get into creative design?

Verdy: I’ve always been a big fan of punk music and had always been around bands, so I started by creating illustrations and flyers for bands.  I was equally as interested in the Ura-Harajuku era and its clothing, so I think I combined my inspirations and started creating.

What bands have inspired your work?    

Verdy: Black Flag. Gang Green. For more recent bands, I like Trash Talk.

What’s the story behind Girls Don’t Cry?  

Verdy: I think my style has always been around incorporating my feelings and thoughts of how my days are going about.  I spend the most time with my wife, and Girls Don’t Cry was originally a message I printed on a tee and gifted to her to keep her head up and smile.

What do you look for in collaboration?       

Verdy: For Girls Don’t Cry, I only collaborate with brands or stores that my wife likes since it is a message for her.  

For Wasted Youth, I like to work around cultures like music, skate, punk, sports, etc that I simply like or have influenced me.  For collaborations, I look to create outside of my own personal realm, and reach on something that I couldn’t do on my own.

Check out the interview below.

Peace Y’all


By Niko Delgado