Street Wear or Street Fashion is a term used to describe fashion that is considered to have emerged not from studios, but from the grassroots. Street fashion is most often seen in major urban centers. That’s why we call it also Urban Wear. If you love shopping you probably know many of the subcultures that have had an associated street fashion.
As example, we can talk of the hippies with denim, t-shirts, long hair and so on, but today we talk about the hip hop fashion.
Hip-hop fashion is a distinctive style of dress originating in New York, Los Angeles, Orlando, Chicago, Philadelphia, the San Francisco Bay Area, Detroit, Memphis, Atlanta, Jersey City and Miami among others.
Each city contributed various elements to its overall style seen worldwide today. Hip hop fashion complements the expressions and attitudes of hip hop culture in general. Hip hop fashion has changed significantly during its history, and today, it is a prominent part of popular fashion as a whole across the world.
During the 1980s, hip-hop icons wore clothing items such as brightly colored name-brand tracksuits, sheepskin and leather bomber jackets and sneakers.
Popular accessories included large eyeglasses and multiple rings. Heavy gold jewelry was also popular in the 1980s; heavy jewelry in general would become an enduring element of hip hop fashion. In general, men’s jewelry focused on heavy gold chains and women’s jewelry on large gold earrings.
Talking about modern days, many fashion trends from the 80’s and early 90’s were made popular again, when we see the rebirth of the door knocker earring and form fitting jeans for males. We also see bright colors being used and cartoon graphic print hoodies made popular by artists and producers. Females could not get enough of high heels in all different forms and many ideas were crossed and we saw things like the open toed boot.