Local clothing brand creates Weddington clothing collection – The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Los Angeles-based clothing company AG Jeans has designed a ‘Save Weddington’ collection to protest the school’s plans to develop Weddington Golf & Tennis at the River Park sports campus. Save Weddington is a non-profit organization which claims to be trying to preserve the property of Weddington and prevent the school from building on it.

An undisclosed part of AG’s profits from this line will be donated to Save Weddington, according to its website.

The AG website said so aims to raise awareness and provide financial support in an effort to preserve Weddington. Items in this collection include $24 socks, a $68 hat, and a pair of $178 sweatpants, all embroidered with “Save Weddington Golf & Tennis.”

The collection includes 22 products in total and is described by AG as a “homage to Weddington’s golf and tennis heritage and the laid-back approach to Los Angeles athleisure”. The AG’s website also links to Save Weddington’s social media pages and states that customers should contribute to the organisation.

“Save Weddington is calling to action, they need help raising awareness, reaching out to council members and raising funds to help make their mission to save Weddington Golf & Tennis a success,” the website says.

Mia Morgan ’25 said the clothing line exists because a lot of people don’t understand the River Park project and its potentially positive impacts on Studio City.

“It’s upsetting that people don’t see the benefits of River Park,” Morgan said. “The plan will not only benefit the students, but everyone in Los Angeles, and it’s a bit worrying that such a popular brand doesn’t see it and tries to shut it down.

Keira Haley ’24 said she doesn’t believe the clothing line will bring publicity to the Save Weddington movement.

“I think people are going to buy it, probably not for the sake of the movement but just because it’s cute,” Haley said. “I think it’s a decent strategy, but people who only see the clothes in stores and don’t understand the cause for which they are intended won’t really be affected.

Communications and Strategic Initiatives Manager Ari Engelberg ’89 said the new campus will benefit members of the Studio City community.

“I believe HW is creating a gem of Studio City by building River Park,” Engelberg said. “River Park will be good for Studio City in so many ways. For starters, we will expand access to recreational opportunities, providing members of the public and community groups with access to playgrounds, gymnasium, swimming pool and tennis courts. River Park will also have six acres of open public spaces for community members, including a dog-friendly walking and jogging path, plazas, rest areas, lawns and more. River Park will also reintroduce native trees and wildlife to the site.

Gladys T. Hensley