An Outsider’s Streetwear Predictions for 2008

Random thoughts….

  • Bulky, dirty sneakers will complement tight jeans. Think Jordan 6-10s with skinny jeans on hipsters. Note: This is not a sneaker-head thing… more of a waify, pasty hipster thing. Hipsters will rebel against the current trend of wearing women’s Keds.
  • The lines between streetwear and luxury will continue to blur. The more mature streetwear kids will step their game up, which will no doubt require new jobs. Nigo has been spotted in a vest/tie/jacket combo more in the last 3 months of 2007 than in the last 10 years. You’ll hear streetwear kids rattle off high-end designers/labels with ease.
  • Legacy will be the dominate theme of 2008. Brands with a real history will reign supreme. Think Levis, Vans, Stussy, Reebok, Carhartt, etc. The hot new-ish brands will stick around, but nobody will be excited about new brands, and nobody will want to endorse them. That is not to say that new brands won’t give it a shot, but it will not be pretty. Hypebeast has already reached total laughable status.
  • More to come…. I still have few weeks until 2008.

3 responses

  1. Thank you for this post and information!
    I’ve visited today this urban fashion site. I really liked it! Maybe you will too, it has some very cool and artistic t-shirts and hoodies. Streetwear is the best !

    Lean

  2. Pingback: 2008 Predictions… A Look Back « ROBBY WELLS

  3. Thats where my new streetwear line comes in……Anne Franc Circa 1984 is for mature audiences only a more refined brand for young professionals that love streetwear but find themselves needing more than tees,skinny jeans, and, jordans

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