RED STREET BLK – IS THE GENDERLESS CROSSING POINT BETWEEN MEN’S AND WOMEN’S STREETWEAR; SPOTLIGHTING URBAN FASHIONS MADE FOR THE CITY SIDEWALK, WITH EMERGING TRENDS FOUND ACROSS THE GLOBAL CATWALK
Finding tactical gear on the runway, may come at no surprise, especially in terms of the later part of this decade. After all, fashion loves to go utility, just as much as it heavily relies on finding inspiration from other sorts of subcultures. But somewhere beneath this streetwear focal point, is something that has become entirely fetishized this season.
For example, some brands like, Jeremy Scott, LandLord, and Nicopanda, all particularly paid homage to the likes of fantasy based fetish-gear. They all similarly featured strapped parachute holsters with center rings on the chest, as well as belt loop harnesses and clips. Both styles served as layering accessories or could be seen as full blown outfits.
The statement was bold and colorful. I'm sure, even trendy for some. Yet, the only thing I was left with, was a simple question I never thought I'd ever have to ask myself: Is it really time to strap in? Well, it's a hard "no" from me.
Whatever the answer may be, for you: know, this is only the beginning of the playful esthetic, as it is already on the way to become more capitalized on the 2019 catwalks. So much for being out of sight, out of mind!
LANDLORD FALL/WINTER 2018 COLLECTION:
JEREMY SCOTT FALL/WINTER 2018 COLLECTION:
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ALL IMAGES COURTESY OF INDIGITAL.TV AND THE RESPECTIVE BRANDS
Tyler J. Drinnen, is the Founder and Editor in Chief of iTEM MAGAZINE,
a poet and freelance fashion writer, photographer and abstract visual content producer.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies from Sonoma State University, where he wrote a weekly Opinion Column For
The Star, dabbled with his own radio podcast format, titled Saturday Nite Scandal, and helped to create one of the first of 25 Professional Student Lead PR Firms in the USA.
From there on, he continued his work by interning with Sonoma Discoveries Magazine and then shortly after wrote and interned for Fashion School Daily, where he solidified his love for feature writing and working with emerging talents from around the world.
In December of 2016, he received an Honorary Master of Arts in Fashion Journalism from the Academy of Art University. And what an achievement that was, to be the first in his program to have graduated a full semester early. Bringing him to four degrees in a short five and a half years, nothing will stop him from bringing art to the eyes of many.
He has worked in the fashion industry for nearly a decade, from commercial retail management to corporate level ghost writing. Now - he the poet - T.J.D. takes his life public with the independent launch of the urban California lifestyle based fashion-art movement, iTEM MAGAZINE: A Platform For Rising Artists.