Best Local Fashion Entrepreneur

Wil Eddins, Institution 18B

institution_18b_will_eddins_by_krystal_ramirez_WEBKrystal Ramirez | Vegas Seven

Earlier this year, Wil Eddins told us about his vision of turning a sleek white space in the 18b Arts District into “a culture lab” where fashion, art and music collide. Enter: Institution.  Almost a year after opening its doors, Eddins has stayed true to his word. Institution 18b is a place where brands and people mingle. Sure, it’s a streetwear hotbed where labels such as the classic Stussy and the up-and-coming Paterson League are stocked in tandem, but browse through the space’s Instagram account and you’ll see the spot has already hosted a barrage of events. From album-listening parties to art exhibitions and clothing-launch events, Eddins has hit all three of the tenants he initially laid out, and he’s bound to do more. 918 S. Main St., 702-476-5704,

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