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TRAILINGNIMBUS is a project based out of Dallas, Texas that seeks inspiration from multiple aspects of sci-

fi, mystic, linguistic, and astronomical influences merged to form a range of varying designs on garments along with 

other means of creative output. “The Phenomena of Pieces.” VisualCOMP serves as a visual component to open 

the world of TRAILINGNIMBUS to those who are interested in it, and display every product released as well as to 

come under it’s umbrella.

Thank you all for supporting this project!

© Salim Garcia

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Model: Sham Shawan

in TRAILINGNIMBUS World of Strings T-shirt

Photography: Salim Garcia 

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*TRAILINGNIMBUS  Q3 2016: 1. World of Strings T-shirt in White, 2. Out of Place T-shirt in Sand, 3. Space Occult SS T-shirt in Black, 4. Space Occult LS T-shirt in Black.*

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Model: Tyler Mitchell

in TRAILINGNIMBUS Out of Place T-shirt

Photography: Sham Shawan

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        Afrofuturism and other notions of sci-fi play an integral 

part when it comes to inspiration for TRAILINGNIMBUS. 

Afrofuturism developed from the missing link of African 

American/diaspora people in futuristic settings and was a 

way for writers, musicians, and artists to create these works 

in charge of their own destinies. The Out of Place t-shirts 

were formed from the same concept, the graphic purposely 

has missing parts, but came from creation. The World of 

Strings t-shirts are similar in reference, but focuses on cre-

ation. There are many takes on how everything came to be, 

so for these t-shirts string theory was explored. Inspired by 

many worlds, TRAILINGNIMBUS is a world of its own.

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       The Space Occult t-shirts came to be from giving the Par-

liament Funkadelic Funkentelecky vs. The Placebo Syndrome 

album a relisten. The back of the shirt has graphics with indirect 

references of a few sci-fi favorites and the record, including a 

direct quote from the song “Funkentelecky”, “Mind your wants 

‘cause there’s someone that wants your mind.”  The track refers 

to a multitude of things and reflects a time where the creativity of 

funk music was being washed away due to the rise of disco and 

the growth of it’s commercial audience. And we all know how a lot 

of us feel about 

disco music...

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Model: Rubi Rose in TRAILINGNIMBUS Space Occult T-Shirt 

and Tyler Mitchell in TRAILINGNIMBUS Out of Place T-shirt

Photography: Sham Shawan

© Sham Shawan

 

TRAILINGNIMBUS landed a spot on the 

100 best emerging underground streetwear 

brands in America list made by Complex and 

Mountain Dew’s collaborative site Green Label. 

A huge thank you goes out to Bella Jay, Sweet-

er Visuals, and our supporters. See you soon 

for our future endeavors! 

Check out the list:

http://greenlabel.com/best-underground-street-

wear-brands/

© TRAILINGNIMBUS     www.trailingnimbus.com