You can get so many different types of brands out there these days and this is very true when it comes to fashion brands. The number of fashion styles means that this is easy to understand. Extreme sports and music has inspired the clothing industry which has resulted in new clothing brand styles.
Here are the best of the best clothing styles.
The clothes and footwear worn by surfers is known as surfwear. Originally it all began with surfers from the So Cal surf scene who began creating their own clothing brands. This is likely to be down to the rise in popularity of surfing and its acceptance as a professional sport which meant surfers could get endorsement contracts with surfboard and wet suit manufacturers. Some of the most famous surf wear brands include Salt Rock, Headworx and Quiksilver.
Skate wear was used to describe clothing brands that came out of the skateboarder community. Skate wear has close links with surf wear as both styles emerged out of the same scene, as skateboarders and surfers tend to be one and the same. This is because skateboards were made by surfers to practise on dry land. They both have similar styles but are specifically designed to cater for each sport. Recognised skatewear brands include Vans shoes, Etnies and Element.
Urban wear also known as hip hop clothing came about due to the influence of the rap and hip hop scene. At the end of the seventies and beginning of the 1980s rap and hip hop started to emerge with artists like Run DMC and the Beastie Boys breaking into the charts. Lots of rap MCs and DJs were famous for wearing baggy sports clothing with gold chains. When hip hop became more popular so did the clothing with artists like Jay Z and P Diddy launching their own clothing brands. Designers inspired by hip hop also started making clothing brands influenced by their favourite artists. This resulted in many urban wear brands like Roca Wear, Phat Farm and Sean John.
Street Wear has drawn influence from most of the previously mentioned clothing styles. Street wear is probably best described as clothing designs that are influenced by urban living in major towns and cities. Hence street wear draws influence from all aspects of life in that environment including graffiti, street art, skateboarding, bmx, surfing as well as music from rock to hip hop. Graphics and street art feature heavily in streetwear clothing along with practical clothing designs. The Addict Clothing Co, Stussy and Obey Giant are good examples of innovative streetwear brands.