Seberapa banyak kaos yang akan dibeli? Berapa hoodies? Sneakers? Sebenarnya tren streetwear ini akan selalu ada or will slowly dying? We got the answer for you.
Diwawancarai oleh Dazed, Virgil Abloh bilang kalau menurutnya streetwear udah pasti bakal mati. “I’d definitely say that it’s gonna die. Its time will be up. In my mind, how many more t-shirts can we own? How many more hoodies? How many sneakers?” Karena alasan inilah akhirnya Virgil hijrah untuk eksplor high fashion brands, he’s incorporating less and less of streetwear-inspired fashion accents. Padahal namanya adalah salah satu kiblat yang akan disebut ketika membicarakan streetwear.
Yang menarik juga adalah persepsi dari disainer EV BRAVADO, Everard Best. Menurutnya, ada miskonsepsi soal definisi streetwear. “When you think streetwear, you think hoodies or T-shirts or graphic design, but that’s just like everyday clothes and call it streetwear.” Itu sama saja “merendahkan” streetwear itu sendiri.
Pendiri komunitas fashion online High Fashion Talk, yaitu Iolo Edwards, nggak sepaham dengan pernyataan Virgil. Semuanya bergantung individu yang mendeskripsikan apa sebenarnya streetwear.
“Streetwear in the general understanding of the term refers to a way of dressing that stems from hip-hop. However, some use it as an umbrella term to mean all fashion inspired by youth, under which you could categorise most designers, including Hedi Slimane’s rockers and Raf Simons’ teenage summer campers.”
Tastes are broadening. Karena sekarang pun detil jahitan, materi, dan pengaruh elemen fashion lainnya sudah terinkorporasi di tiap disain. Dan ini yang dimengerti oleh Menswear Buyer dari MR Porter, George Archer, “Streetwear, or whatever you want to call it, already has and continues to evolve over time. Skatewear goes into techwear, techwear goes into modern tailoring, etc. It’s all streetwear at the end of the day. It’s just how you want to interpret it with current trends. Yes, we all own too many T-shirts, but does that mean we’re going to slow down on buying more in the future? I don’t think so.”
Sebagai konklusi, apakah streetwear mulai mati? Well, no, never. Because its elements continue to rotate, you just redesign them with more elements. Hoodie polos ditambah big size pockets, tie dye tshirt pakai aksen ripped, dan masih banyak bentuk lainnya. To hype it up, there are two keywords: great tailoring and limited edition.
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