Street Fashion Definition

Fashion Definitions

Street fashion is fashion that is considered to have emerged not from popular fashion designers or fashion studios, but from the consumers (the general public sets the trend). People in the streets start the fashion trends.  The trends are spotted by people walking around the neighborhoods.  In modern times, also viewed on social media, news, & blog posts.

Mainstream fashion often influenced by street fashion trends.  As fashion designers & retail store buyers, begin to recognize street fashion trends, they often incorporate the trend into their own collections.  This helps further expand the influence of the trend that may have started in the streets.

The media also begins to take notice when they see youthful trends.  After they catch on to the strength of the trend, they publicize what they see which helps further growth of the trend.

Street fashion is generally associated with youth culture, and is most often seen starting in major urban centers.  Magazines, Newspapers, & blogs commonly feature candid photographs of individuals wearing urban, stylish clothing.  

Most major youth subcultures have had an associated street fashion.

A few examples include, hippie fashion, hip-hop fashion, punk fashion, gothic fashion, preppy fashion, etc.

Hippies (denim, bohemian style, long hair, flower power and psychedelic imagery, flared trousers)

Teddy Boys (drape jackets, drainpipe trousers, crepe shoes)

Punk fashion (ripped clothing, safety pins, bondage, provocative T-shirt slogans, Mohican hairstyle)

Skinheads (short-cropped hair, fitted jeans, Ben Sherman button-up shirts, Fred Perry polo shirts, Harrington jackets, Dr. Martens boots)

Gothic fashion (black clothing, heavy coats, poet shirts, big boots, makeup)

Preppy fashion (argyle sweaters, chinos, madras, Nantucket Reds, button down Oxford cloth shirts, and boat shoes).

Hip hop fashion (ultra-baggy pants, ECKO, Tribal Gear, South Pole, Avirex, FUBU, Sean Jean, NIKE)

Hipster or indie (glasses, jeans, beanies, sneakers, ties, suspenders, checked shirts, beards)

Trendies (androgynous big hair, bright neon colors, skinny jeans, printed hoodies, keffiyehs)

Urban (colorful apparel, large accent jewelry, skinny jeans, jackets, T-shirts)

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