Are we about to witness the end of the streetwear phenomenon ?
Speaking to Dazed and Confused, Off-White founder Virgil Abloh ruminated on the nature of streetwear moving forward in the 2020s.
‘I would say it’s definitely gonna die, you know?’ he said. ‘Like, its time will be up. In my mind, how many more t-shirts can we own, how many more hoodies, how many sneakers?’
Virgil suggested that we will instead move to a more vintage-oriented style that ‘expresses your knowledge and personal style’.
STREET SENSE TAKE ON THIS STATEMENT
We completely agree to what he said, but again the term that he used as street wear is wrong, because what he actually means is that how many tee shirts or hoodies would one buy for their closet which are out of a brand or which are hyped. After a point in time, there will come a threshold to that.
But no ones going to stop expressing themselves, and thats what street culture is all about. People might stop buying tee shirts but then they would start developing their own attire just to represent what they are and what they feel and thats never going to stop.
Basically going back to the roots of Street Culture.
What he is talking about is the streetwear that gets the hype. Streetwear that comes out of brands like off whites, gucci, supreme, and what not.
So in simpler terms Street Wear as a domain is never dying but the hypewear as we might say will definitely die.
So thats our take on that, do let us know if you feel the same way as us or otherwise.
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