How Black Culture Influenced Streetwear.
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Having originated from black culture, streetwear is one of the most hyped commodities in fashion today.
In 70’s New York, hip-hop was created as a reaction to disco culture and the birth of streetwear began. With this new music genre came a new way of dressing.
Fat lace shoes became popular with New York’s black youth who would DIY their laces then tie them in the opposite direction.
Snapbacks also took off when the rappers like Tupac wore them in music videos, and it’s a similar story for the bucket hat. In the 60’s, it was originally a women’s accessory but it was adopted by the hip-hop community in the 80s and popularised by rappers.
The logomania trend has also been credited to black culture. One of the OG founding fathers of streetwear, Dapper Dan, began illegally screen printing popular logos, such as Gucci and Louis Vuitton, all over his clothes.
And let’s not forget it’s the likes of Kanye West and Virgil Abloh who are responsible for bringing streetwear to the forefront of luxury fashion today.
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