5 Streetwear Brands In 2017
1 | Stampd LA
Stampd is far and away the least-obtrusive label on our list; favouring unmarked monochrome over the gaudier aspects that you often see in the genre.
Founded in 2011 by designer Chris Stamp, who describes his eponymous label as 'avantstreet', Stampd has gained prominence thanks to its distinct and modern collections that feature oversized sweats, distressed fabrics and cropped trousers; as well as a recent trainer tie-in with Puma.
2 | Dr Banana
Dr Banana is a UK-based label that perpetuates the easy irreverence that makes a streetwear brand relevant and desirable.
Trading in bold graphics and colourful skate style, Dr Banana keeps its collections limited and its tongue firmly in cheek.
3 | Wacko Maria
Wacko Maria draws inspiration from classic Americana and Fifties 'Teddy Boy' style, as well as more modern street influences.
Look out for their slogan: 'Guilty Parties' (we don't know what it means, but it's cool to have a slogan) as well as their killer range of souvenir jackets and upmarket printed sweatshirts.
4 | Gosha Rubchinskiy
Gosha Rubchinskiy was meant to be a 2016 flash in the pan, but has instead emerged as the high watermark in high-end streetwear.
Shunning conventional methods, Rubchinskiy's most oft-used tactic is to take previously out of favour retro sportswear labels like Kappa, Fila and, most recently, Sergio Tacchini, before injecting his own instantly recognisable signatures: namely Cyrillic text and Soviet flags, turning his home country of Russia into an unlikely new fashion pin-up in the process.
5 | Noah
Established by former Supreme designer Brendon Babenzien in 2015: Noah is brimming with streetwear pedigree, but shuns the more juvenile tropes of the genre in favour of a mature, preppy look that appeals to actual grown-ups.
The brand's core offering features t-shirts, anoraks and rugby tops (not terrible, we promise), as well as wide-cut trousers and quality varsity jackets.