This year, collegiate themes have taken hold of the streetwear market, with big-name brands like Kith, Aimé Leon Dore, and Noah releasing prep-inspired collections. Sporting influences have seen Kith collaborate with tennis brand Wilson, and Nike release a NOCTA golf range. Set to continue into 2022, invest in the trend’s hero pieces, including varsity jackets, sweater vests, polos and loafers.
Streetwear’s obsession with the outdoors continued in 2021 – The North Face collaborated with both Gucci and Supreme on some of the most hyped releases this year. High street retailers also took note, with Uniqlo launching its outdoor-inspired collection with White Mountaineering. As technical clothing still dominates the space, windbreakers, gilets and cargos become core product lines for retailers.
After reviewing the prominent fashion shows and beauty trends of New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2022, we now turn our attention to street style.