Posted on April 24 2021
Streetwear fashion hybrids have been on the rise in recent years. The cross between streetwear and high fashion has never been more prominent than it is today. Designers, stylists and even luxury retailers have welcomed this trend with open arms.
HOW IT STARTED
The high-end streetwear trend reflects the decline in formal attire among men and the entire shift in how men shop and how they dress. The influence of the intersection is felt across the industry. The continued emergence of brands, media and retailers, with direct connections to streetwear, will cause a shift in clothing among an entire generation. The basis for this genre in retail is starting to become stronger and the consumers are already there.
THE TWO EXPLAINED
Streetwear is a style of casual clothing which became global in the 1990s. It grew from hip hop fashion and eventually surfskate culture, to encompass elements of sportswear and Japanese street fashion. It commonly centers on casual, comfortable pieces.
High-end streetwear is characterized as a boundary between high fashion (formal) and streetwear (casual). The term high-end stands for high quality products. High-end designs are made with top-quality fabrics, unlike designs made for lower-priced items that are generally sold through mass market retailers.
While streetwear and high fashion were seen as two extremes within the fashion spectrum in the past, the two seem to find each other more and more. The two different fashion worlds have collided, and it’s created a new kind of millennial uniform: high-end (luxury) streetwear. The general agreement is that high-end streetwear is here to stay.