Streetwear has been around since the 1990s, slowly steeping itself into the very fabric of the fashion industry. It originated from the coasts of California with its skating and surfing culture. This eventually fused alongside hip-hop culture, Japanese street fashion, and of course the world of haute couture.
Stussy is considered to be one of the OG streetwear labels as well as sportswear giants Nike and Adidas — the latter attached themselves with the growing hip-hop scene in the 1980s while the former took the world of sneakers by storm.
But in today’s modern world of fashion, streetwear labels like Supreme and Bape are leading the course. The first two have been around since the early 1990s with Supreme opening up its first brick and mortar in Manhattan, New York in 1994 while Bape had its first physical store in 1993 at Ura-Harajuku in Shibuya, Tokyo alongside another notable streetwear label, Undercover.
Off-White is another brand that makes up the holy trinity of streetwear labels thanks to the ingenuity of Virgil Abloh. Through his work as Off-White’s founder and CEO, Abloh now also holds the position of creative director for esteemed French luxury fashion house Louis Vuitton where he just completed his latest collection for the Autumn/Winter 2019 season.
But the streetwear scene is more than just these three labels. There are plenty of other streetwear labels that are flying under the radar yet still creating waves in the industry. Scroll on down to check out five other streetwear labels to make it your next cop.