Though a worldwide pandemic has disrupted the style business like by no means earlier than, manufacturers and designers have been producing collections that give us one thing to stay up for throughout these bleak occasions. As soon as once more, streetwear and luxurious has crossed over in monumental methods. This yr, 1017 ALYX 9SM’s founder Matthew M. Williams took over the Inventive Director function at Givenchy, NIGO® collaborated with Virgil Abloh’s Louis Vuitton, and Dior even launched their very own pair of Air Jordan 1’s.
Nevertheless, streetwear just isn’t lifeless. Manufacturers like Supreme, Stussy, and Kith have continued to provide us thrilling drops these previous couple months. And even a 100-year-old denim model like Levi’s can nonetheless create thrilling merchandise by means of collaborations with rising designers like Tremaine Emory of Denim Tears. However smaller streetwear manufacturers have additionally confirmed there’s extra to this tradition than simply producing nice garments. It’s about constructing neighborhood in occasions when it’s wanted probably the most. Manufacturers like Joe Freshgoods and Mind Useless have launched particular drops aimed to assist small Black companies through the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter Motion. Whereas Black designers like Telfar Clemens have continued producing genderless collections that goal to be inclusive and accesible for all. These are the perfect manufacturers of 2020 (to date).