Street style is an independent phenomenon that has seen a rise over the past few years which “fashion experts” love to hate and at the same time, hate to love. As seen on major runways, street style has become defining of what fashion is all about these days. Designers inspired the masses in the times gone by adapting trends, but in recent times, the process has become more collaborative. In the age of Instagram and millennials taking over the world, it is undeniable that this trend is here to stay.
Today, street style captures most of, if not all, the trending elements of fashion, giving us an overview into what might or what might not work in the coming times. But while designers present their mindsets inside the gilded structures of fashion shows, the street is where common people can find unending inspiration.
Here are some key pieces from Puma, Ports V and Sandro to master the art of making any street your runway.
Kooples X Puma
The limited edition 30-piece capsule collection of clothing and accessories for both men and women features boxy, cropped tees, hoodies, coach and bomber jackets and tracksuits adorned with PUMA branding and reimagined in the Parisian label’s streetwear aesthetic. A logo with gothic lettering adds The Kooples’ DNA to the collection, heightened by PUMA’s sport-inspired aesthetic and premium materials. The graphic black and white foundation of the collection is injected with vibrant red and iridescent silver, with personalized zips.
The collection combines both classic and future with the PUMA Suede and Thunder sneakers as the focus of the carefully curated streetwear inspired capsule. The Thunder x The Kooples features a mixed material upper consisting of premium leather, mesh, neoprene and rubber. Subtle features that finish up the design include metallic eyelets, loop puller on tongue and heel, two sets of laces–white and black ones with screen-printed branding. The Kooples signature skull branding is affixed on the heel while the insoles bear a contrasted co-branding. The Suede x The Kooples on the other hand features a premium suede all over upper with crystals adorning the lateral Formstrip and heel. It’s finished off with debossed co-branding on the tongue, metallic eyelets and contrasted co-branded insoles. Both styles are available in unisex sizing wit beanie hats and baseball caps rounding up the capsule, creating a full head-to-toe look.
Ports V introduces its contemporary, romantic streetwear and sporty couture-inspired collection with enigmatic elegance. this collection features poetic, experimental details executed in sporty shapes and gentle pastel hues. Elegantly juxtaposing sportswear silhouettes with bold experimental details, key pieces include dip dye contrast military trench coats, neon stripe staggered hem shirts, ‘LOVE’ gothic-style slogan hoodies, floral embroidery trousers and varsity bomber jackets. The pastel palette infused across stripes gives the slightly gothic collection a fresh, feminine twist.
The brand’s cool urbanity and youth-centric vision is further celebrated through preppy stripes and varsity silhouettes. Standout pieces include a colorblocked outdoor jacket and logo bag with a thought-provoking slogan ‘We should all accept recognise and celebrate our differences’. Pinstripe pullover, hoodies with PORTS V logo and ‘LIVE4LOVE’ slogans are created to offer timeless versatility. With flagship stores in Shanghai and Hong Kong, Ports V is making it in the Asian market for sure.
PORTS V portsv.com
It’s the best of both worlds for Sandro Spring / Summer 2019 as its collection features common contrasts, formal and casual wear, and adopts duality with a hint of the 90s flair. Adhering to the codes of a 90s businesswoman, it juxtaposes a streetwear-type style from a world suffused with hints of old school groove.
Striped navy yachting-style suit trousers, worn with a pair of dad shoe-style trainers. A bowling shirt with a gold chain print, combined with faded jeans with patches and a bum bag; stonewashed denim pieces enhance a baggy navy cardigan with gold buttons; cable knit, scarf print, patches or tweed contrast with oversized denim, jumpers, bucket hats, or joggers. Within this assembly, where different items come together, elements of streetwear and sophisticated codes blend in a natural way. The collection mixes different worlds with freedom, and uses masculine-feminine opposites; for example, an outfit that matches a masculine trench coat with a pleated flag-print skirt.