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Recap - Looking back at 2017's Streetwear Trends

Posted on 22 December 2017

As we approach the end of 2017 it’s only right that we look back at some of the streetwear trends that captivated everyone. Will any of these trends enter 2018, or have they run their course?

 

Bootleg Brands

Vetememe - Boolenciaga - Hypepeace - ShirtNYC

Bootlegging has always been very hit and miss, and for a while was seen as a fashion no-go! But this latest trend has made a strong comeback this year. Some people have been purchasing bootlegged brands to be "anti", as it boycotts large corporations and the government. Then there are others that want to make a bold fashion statement. The weird and wonderful thing about them is that they never tried to look “real”, making them more appealing to streetwear hypebeasts. For example, look at Davil Tran’s Vetememe label. It's a blatant parody of Demna Gvasalia’s Vetements, and most people get this tongue n cheek humour causing the collection to be as in demand as the original brand. It’s a trend that is snowballing into 2018. Whether you like it or not, for the moment this is here to stay! 

 

Homage tees

Homage Tee's

Earlier this year I interviewed Mr. Homage Tee's about his t-shirt collection. Since then he's expanded into a lot of different merch from fridge magnets to pocket squares and bedding. He has had a phenomenal year. Some of the collection has been featured in various high-end fashion magazines like Vogue. Various A-list celebrities from the likes of Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Cara Delevingne and Rita Ora have been seen sporting the t-shirts. People have jumped on this bandwagon as it's nice to pay homage to someone you admire, whether it's a television show, icon, musician or Royal. But the question is, will this continue in to next year? Or has this trend run its course? I guess there's only one way to find out...

 

popper tracksuit bottoms

Adidas Originals Adibreak - Kappa Wise - FILA Lauren

These bad boys first made an appearance back in the 90’s, and returned towards the end of 2016. By the time London Fashion Week came around earlier this year, there were fashionistas everywhere wearing them. They’ve also been spotted on celebs like Rihanna and Kim Kardashian. But seeing as they’ve technically been around since 2016, will these popper tracksuit bottoms make it to 2018? It’s a tough call to make, but I can’t say I’ve got high hopes.

 

Chunky Trainers

Fila Disruptor II - Balenciaga Triple S

Another classic 90’s throwback, platform chunky trainers! Although the shape has slightly evolved since then, a lot of popular brands have recreated chunky trainers in at least one of their collections this year. They range from completely affordable to quite expensive. These are a bit like Marmite though, you either love them or hate them! This trend is definitely transitioning into 2018, as Kanye West has unveiled what his new Desert Rat 500's will look like.

Puffer Jackets

Hype Script Logo Puffer - NICCE London Pathway Puffer - Jack & Jones Landing Puffer

Everyone has gone puffer jacket crazy this year! Moncler even created a limited line of puffer jackets for dogs this season. Even though I’m an animal lover, I couldn't imagine spending that much on pet attire. Three of our top selling coats of this season have been puffer jackets, so we can vouch for this one and say this trend will most likely continue in to next year.

Has there been anything that you feel should be left in 2017? Or have we missed out some streetwear trends? Let us know by tagging us on social media, or drop us a message below.

 

Until next time guys.

 

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