Street Couture Brands That Dominated 2017
Streetwear has undoubtedly become the theme of 2017 as many high end fashion designers and brands are realizing the potential behind street style and using it to propel themselves further in the minds and tastes of the young audience.
“Driven by the same strength and energy that bore hip hop, sports, and the urban streetwear lifestyle, Hudson Outerwear – a cornerstone streetwear brand – communicates the bold power of individuality. Hudson is equally vital from the streets to the malls as one of the newest and rising American streetwear brands.” Their bold Checkered Track Pants and Savage Jackets were huge this year.
Collections feature coach jackets, tank-tops, crewneck sweatshirts with side zippers, collaborations with Parisian streetwear brand Brooklyn We Go Hard, windbreakers, and sweatpant-like trousers.
3. LPD New York
Life in Perfect Disorder is a genderless, non-seasonal brand based in the USA. Inspired by New York City, and more specifically their home borough of Brooklyn. “The use of the barcode as a logo is ironic, as a warning against careless consumption in the same habits as everyone else – creating a world where everyone and everything looks the same. In a world where we’re all products ourselves, the barcode logo is a statement against a culture of commodities and a celebration of diversity.”
Mintcrew is a high-end brand that’s influenced by the classic LA streetwear aesthetic. They aren’t too expensive compared to other high-end LA brands so your paycheck won’t be beat.Their tees are long so you know they’ll go great when you decide to layer.
“R H U D E, founded by Rhuigi Villaseñor in 2014, is a design venture to showcase ready-to-wear collections. Rhude focuses on minimalistic effortless style mixed with streetwear sensibilities, using fine fabrics and focus on fit. Rhude celebrates the youth and elegance through simple and functional clothes.”
The brand was conceived and created serious buzz in 2011 when Prodigy of Mobb Deep and Evidence of Dilated Peoples rocked the brand’s tees. In 2012, the owner linked up with 2Tone and the brand launched its first complete collection. Since that time, it has been carried at Union Los Angeles, co-signed by Kendrick Lamar, and gained fans through its often illicit designs.