Check out our recap from SS20 NYFW: The Talks: “Breaking Tradition in Streetwear.”
Last Week NYFW kicked off the Spring/Summer 2020 runway season with a series of talks including “Breaking Tradition in Streetwear” Presented by The Glenlevitt. The talk, facilitated by Jake Woolf, Editorial Director and Co-Founder of SEAM, featured innovators in art, music and fashion discussing breaking boundaries in streetwear. The three guest speakers were director & photographer Christelle De Castro, designer, DJ & director Va$htie, and Mike Cherman the founder & creative director of Chinatown Market.
The four discussed a variety of issues relevant to fashion and streetwear today such as sustainability, philanthropy, community, gender fluidity, social engagement and social media. Trends that the speakers pointed out included, Vashtie saying that society and streetwear are more community based now and Christelle saying streetwear is heading towards a more unisex world and that gender is mattering less and less, with younger generations not identifying with binary genders. Mike Sherman discussed how he uses social media to allow his followers and customers to feel like family and involved in the process, and how social media is helping brands and designers make their audience feel more included, inclusivity is more popular than exclusivity is what Cherman felt is true of today’s streetwear. Check out the full Q&A above!