From Streetwear to Runway (cont.)

On the luxe fashion front, sportier looks have transformed into street style that isn’t about functionality, but making a fashion statement.  The sportswear category includes hoodies, bomber jackets, leggings, and sneakers.

Fashion Week presentations in New York, Milan, Paris, Tokyo, and London have spotlighted the streetwear trend for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018. Luxury designers such as Alexander Wang and Vetements have created their own versions of this once-utilitarian clothing.

In September 2017, Wang showed his collection on the streets of Brooklyn. He spotlighted deconstructed shirts and mini dresses. In an interesting twist, sleeves were removed from the armholes and tied across the body. At Vetements, it was attention to detail in tailoring. Looks included cargo pants, hoodies, T-shirts, and oversized coats.

Other streetwear-inspired looks for women from designers including Custo Barcelona include colorful hoodies and puff coats, and extra-long sleeves on stylish tops. Barcelona’s fabrics were transparent and not suitable for the gym.

For men, we’ll see varsity jackets, basketball and soccer jerseys, baseball shirts, hoodies, tracksuits, and other warm-up style pants from design houses such as Kith. There will also be padded jackets and technical jackets inspired by ski-wear.