About In Heroes We Trust
In Heroes We Trust is a collaborative art, style, design, and experiential team lead by creative producer and fashion designer Neely Shearer. Our name In Heroes We Trust was inspired by all the courageous independents: designers, artists, risk-takers, David Bowie.
Neely has been in the fashion, art, event, strategic partnerships, and client relations industry most of her life. She’s published magazines and started a clothing brand and travel business in Japan. From 1995-2020 she ran her own boutiques and galleries in Japan, West Hollywood,(Xin), Venice Beach and Downtown Los Angeles. Neely’s worked with some of the top retailers worldwide such as Barney’s NY, Holt Renfrew, Isetan Japan. The designs for her brand Issho won her the GenArt Fresh Faces Award in 2005.
In Heroes We Trust is passionate about creating beauty and joy, and the gathering community, We form synergistic partnerships with brands, companies, art fairs, and music festivals to produce art shows, dance parties. and street art mural installations. To name name a few — Governors Ball NY, KAABOO, and WeWork.
In 2014 we opened our designer + vintage clothing boutique and gallery in Venice Beach. The space off Abbott Kinney Blvd. was a social and creative hub for the neighborhood, hosting weekly comedy shows, tea ceremonies, art shows, and spontaneous gatherings. A favorite eve was the book signing for our friend legendary photographer Guy Webster, with the Venice Motorcycle Club crew taking over the front of the shop to show their support.
Neely concepted and authored the book In Heroes We Trust: Street Artists and Their Heroes in 2016, featuring 60 international street artists musing on their Heroes, with a foreword by Ron English and preface by Jef Aerosol.
In 2019 In Heroes We Trust moved to Downtown Los Angeles to experiment with a pop up art gallery + artist residency creative space. The space was the host of some amazing events and shows such as The Streets Are Queer, curated with Homo Riot with events at The Tom of Finland Foundation, and an exclusive print signing with street art legends Risk and Seen.