“You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it.” — Edith Head. And it’s true too. Clothes are super important for a man or a woman’s personality. We, you and I, end up judging everyone on the basis of the attire they wear. Since clothes are so important, shouldn’t we care about selecting them? There is a number of brands both, streetwear brands and top clothing brands, it depends on our pockets what we can choose from.
But one thing is sure is that even clothes depend on the way you carry yourself. You could be wearing top clothing brands, but still, end up looking like a vagabond and you could be wearing just an average streetwear brand and still manage to look like a million dollar. So, yes, it all depends on your personality and how you present yourself.
It’s like even if Meghan Markle were to wear a gown made out of a sack, it’ll become the uniform of all ramp models. And if Brad Pitt roams around in his shorts and torn vest, it will become a fashion statement. So, yeah, it’s your personality that matters.
But then this is about celebrities, common people like you and I cannot even envisage roaming around in sacks. We will, most probably, be banned from civilized gatherings and branded as Mavericks to be shunned.
All about brands
Of course, we don’t want that to happen to us, so let’s see the available and best street wear clothing brands that we can take our pick from.
1. Supreme is a clothing brand that has made a name for itself. It has tied up with big names like Nike and Frog. Supreme makes all kinds of clothes and is a huge hit all over the world.
2. A Bathing Ape is a Japanese brand that became well known all across in the late 1990s. The brand is a hit with rappers like Lil’ Wayne, Pharrell, Kanye West, and Clipse. And the popularity of the brand is obvious with the number of fakes of BAPE circulating in the market.
3. Stussy is another best streetwear brand that has emerged to be a market leader. It has been around for more than 20 years now and has caught the imagination of the celebrities like never before. Stussy has collaborations with Blazers, Huaraches, Huarache Lights, Nike and EPMD. Stussy never does more than required pieces and is famous for its line of limited edition clothing.
4. Undefeated is yet another brand that with its unique name and classy wear has n number of famous collaborations.
5. Billionaire Boys Club launched in 2005 by Bape and Pharrell. One of the most well-known streetwear brands. The brand is famous for real street wear kind of designs and loud colours.
6. HUF became well known in the 90s. It has become so popular that it has zero competition in its own segment. Its famous alliances are with HUF X Diamond Supply Co. Right from a clothing line to street wear kind of clothes to niche youngsters dressing, HUF has it all.
7. Obey gels in fashion and activism. One of the top clothing brands, in 2001, it was started by Shepard Fairey. The brand often depicts political and societal propaganda in its designs. Obey brings in the uniqueness of style and creativity and is a fun wear for almost all age groups, but mainly those who believe in living in style.
8. Noah and Heron Peterson are responsible for bringing polish to streetwear clothing. They combine environmental implications into their clothing line. Then you have CHNGE—an urban brand that is working its way to create its own space in the already crowded world of streetwear clothing.
9. HoMie had its first store in Melbourne as it’s an Australian brand. It showcases ‘homelessness of the youth’ in Australia. The brand believes in hiring homeless youths as interns and gives them a stipend and experience. It also helps in providing these youths with clothes, education, beauty services and food. In short, the brand tries to give them an image on which they can get hired and earn a decent living.
10. Catching a Fish in Norway (CAFIN) makes reasonably priced t-shirts, hats and other clothes wear. CAFIN showcases the work of young and unknown illustrators, it believes in promoting untapped talent, which is why upcoming artists are the ones who will find their designs on all the CAFIN clothes. All their apparels are supposed to be made of 100 % organic and fair trade material. Another interesting thing is that CAFIN gets its raw material and gets its stitching done from a few countries, namely: India, Norwich, and London.
11. Heron Preston is one of those streetwear brands that is elite and classy in looks and style. The brand does not make any tall claims of being sustainable, but it does claim to be one of its kind. Its association with Kanye West and Virgil Abloh has made it one of thebest clothing brands, which in this era of innumerable brands is something to be really proud of.
12. BackBeat Rags is a clothing line started by Isadora Alvarez. She gets her clothes made in California and Los Angeles. Her style is motivated by surf-and-skate-filled West Coast lifestyle. She, Isadora Alvarez, believes that ‘”Clothing should enrich lives — both of the wearer and the person making it. How can you do that when you don’t pay them fair wages or give them good working conditions? And how can I sleep at night as a business owner knowing that I’m profiting while the workers are suffering?” Alvarez asked via email. “I think the ultimate goal is to make sustainable production and using sustainable fabrics the norm.”
13. Christopher Raeburn is the brand and the name of the owner of the brand too. He is inspired by military and so his designs depict military styles and forms. He uses deadstock textiles that include bomb disposal jackets and parachute material. Though his company has been manufacturing sustainable products, yet Raeburn says that this is not what he had aimed at. In Raeburn’s own words, “I’m quite open that I didn’t set out to start a sustainable company at all,” happy accidents are always the best, aren’t they?”
Fashion industry winning hands down
So, there are streetwear brands that are amongst the best clothing brands and with the fashion being the topmost requirement of every third person’s wish list, the clothing industry is here to stay. Every day new designers are entering the fashion market and coming up with the most amazing ideas and styles. The best part is that today’s designers are not just fashion conscious they are also environmentally conscious and thus are producing clothes that are sustainable and cruelty-free.
What more could the fashion world ask for?
It is also true that more and more celebrities are launching their own clothesline. Some come up with top end clothes that are meant only for the elite, while others are offering clothes wear for the middle class at a reasonable cost. At the end of the day, what’s winning hands down is the fashion industry, which is booming with style and class.