Streetwear has been around for decades. The style of dressing – originating from skate, surf and hip-hop cultures – is however, a current staple of luxury fashion. Just take a look at some of the people working for major fashion houses.
Kim Jones of Dior (who even dressed K-pop boyband BTS), Virgil Abloh of Louis Vuitton and more recently, Matthew Williams of Givenchy. What do these designers have in common? They all share a love (or at least, a strong affinity) for streetwear.
The Spring 2017 menswear collaboration between cult streetwear label Supreme and Louis Vuitton remains one of the most talked-about shows in history. It largely paved the way for hoodies and sneakers to regularly appear in luxury collections.
Last year, suits made a comeback at Paris Fashion Week. Fashion observers saw it as a sign that the trend of luxury streetwear would soon be over. The appointment of Williams as the head of Givenchy last week, put the belief to rest.
Here, we round up some of the most defining moments in the intersection between streetwear and luxury fashion. Scroll through the picture gallery below and have a look at how it has redefined the industry.