American Apparel gets real in 2018

Time to get real

American Apparel used to be known for how their clothes were marketed rather than how great their clothes actually were. That is now a thing of the past as American Apparel looks towards the future with the future being REAL people. Just in time for festival season, American Apparel has taken things to the next level by including real influencers in their advertisements and highlighting them on their Instagram page. Below you'll find just a few of the influencers (and the items they love) that you should check out!


Originally from eastern Washington, Evie Vander Wende is an LA-based dancer and private pole instructor. She is an advocate for mental health awareness, medicinal cannabis, sexual expression and proper sex education for all. Her favorite items include the Stripe Thigh-High Socks, Cotton Spandex Off-Shoulder Long Sleeve Bodysuit, and the Ponte Mini Skirt.


Ahmed Shihab-Eldin is an Emmy-nominated journalist and correspondent who has reported for countless media outlets – including Al Jezeera, HBO’s Vice, and The New York Times. His favorite items include the metallic leggings, Fine Jersey Crewneck T-Shirt, and the Interlock Track Pant.


Born in Cleveland in 1945, Donna studied commercial art in LA. After some stints in advertising and working as a flight attendant, she met her husband, the artist Peter Shire. And after 42 years of what she calls “a wild and hairy roller coaster with this sweet, funny, complicated, sometimes cranky man,” they remain happily married. Her favorite items include the Heavy Jersey Box T-shirt, 3/4 Sleeve Small Dog Raglan, and the Fine Jersey T-Shirt Midi Dress.


James Flemons is the founder of the Phlemuns brand. Born and raised in Los Angeles, James is known for creating androgynous fashion, and has collaborated with Solange Knowles, Tinashe, Miley Cyrus, and more. His favorite items include the socks, underwear, and the Crinkle Nylon Track Suit.


Jamé is a professional pole dance instructor and exotic dance choreographer with over 20 years of experience in gymnastics, yoga, firedancing and more. Her favorite items include the Cotton Spandex Jersey Halter Bodysuit, the Cotton Spandex Halter Catsuit, and the Cotton Spandex Jersey High-Waist Leggings.


Jeanne-Salomé Rochat is the Creative Director and Arts Editor of Novembre, a magazine she co-founded in 2009 with Florence Tétier Maxime Büchi and Florian Joye. Her favorite items include the Unisex Crinkle Nylon Team Jacket, Cotton Spandex Turtleneck Catsuit, and the Cotton Spandex Tank Bodysuit.


Born and raised in San Francisco, Usha is currently working toward her PhD at Caltech with a focus on the origins of photosynthesis and the relationship between life and the environment. In her free time, Usha combines her passions for art and science by creating unique illustrations. Her favorite items include the Gabardine Tennis Skirt, the Metallic Deep Cut Sunsuit, and the Denim Button Front A-Line Mini Skirt.

Want to know more about American Apparel's real influencers? All you have to do is check out their real influencers blog. And remember, you can get 15% off any of their favorites (as well as anything from American Apparel) with your UNiDAYS discount.

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