Cynthia Lu
Founder of Cactus Plant Flea Market
Cynthia Lu

Profile
Discipline
Fashion , Design
Nationality
American
Honors

Achievement
Celebrity endorsements can make the career of an otherwise unknown streetwear label — remember Pyrex? For Cynthia Lu’s Cactus Plant Flea Market, it was her boss, Pharrell, who brought the label into the spotlight. Spotted wearing several caps and shirts bearing slogans like “CACTUS PLANT,” the musician’s cosign resulted in an array of other luminaries, including Frank Ocean, Kendrick Lamar and Kanye West, wearing the small label’s gear in 2017. Lu used to work as Pharrell’s stylist, which explains both his consistent support and access to exclusive and high-demand items — including a hand-stitched “PLANT” cap and the brand’s collaborative hoodies with Anti Social Social Club released over the summer. CPFM maintains a low-key presence, rarely updating its Twitter, Instagram or Big Cartel, yet it boasts three hugely impressive stockists: Paris’s colette and Dover Street Market New York & London. With no defined end goal for the label, it’s unclear what the future holds for Cactus Plant, but considering its popularity amongst relevant musicians, its continued success is assured.
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.