Tag Archives Streetwear

From the Streets to the Runway: How Hip-Hop Refashioned Pop Culture

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Born in New York City, hip-hop began as a 1970s subculture celebrating music and dance among Black youths. A force of camaraderie, creativity, and self-expression, hip-hop pioneered innovative new styles that proliferated across the country. Over the course of the past five decades, hip-hop music grew from a fringe subculture to a prominent voice in ...

A Closer Look at the Ongoing Merger Between Streetwear and Luxury Fashion

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As urban culture continues to become more mainstream around the world, the line between streetwear and luxury fashion is actually starting to blur to the point of being almost indistinguishable. If you visit any high fashion store or browse through any online catalog, you're bound to encounter examples of the growing “streetwear x luxury” trend. It ...

Streetwear’s Infiltration of Luxury

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Ever since Off-White founder Virgil Abloh became the artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear, every fashion article about streetwear’s infiltration of luxury fashion. The DJ, Kanye collaborator, and general hypewear beast has been credited with much of the shake up, but streetwear’s Trojan Horse was placed much earlier than that. From Marc Jacobs and Dapper Dan ...

Cultural Vultures: R.I.P. the Subculture of Streetwear

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For generations, subcultures have been defined through the group’s music and fashion to determine the over-arching philosophy that drives them. They are traditionally at odds with the mainstream and are a symbolic form of resistance, so can streetwear be considered a subculture? Yes, but not anymore. It’s safe to say that luxury’s appropriation of streetwear and ...