Our round-up of the latest streetwear trends gives more than a passing nod to the current rage for camo colourways courtesy of a certain singer-turned-designer…
Get your best camo apparel at the ready as it’s all the rage again this summer, thanks to Victoria Beckham. The Spice-Girl-turned-fashion-designer stepped out in a camouflage T-shirt in New York earlier this summer (designed by her, natch), dubbed it “the new white T-shirt”, and the media went mad for it.
Decorators who want to go for the minimalist approach beloved by streetwear brands will be inspired by the crew neck T-shirt from US label Schott, available from River Island. To create a similar design, grab your favourite white blank T-shirt (preferably over-sized for true streetwear appeal), create a suitable design, then apply it to the tee using green camo Premium Infinity PU film from Dae Ha. Job done.
The green camo trousers from Miss Selfridge are set to be a hit. A good starting point for those looking to create a similar style is Front Row’s Ladies Lightweight Chino (FR622) in the new shade of khaki. This flat front trouser is made from a stretch fabric for ease of movement (97% cotton/3% elastane), and is garment-washed for a laidback style.
If just a smattering of camo is called for then the Freestyle Camo Bag from Paperchase is a great option – its imprint pair is the BagBase Premium Gymsac (BG10). It has an 11-litre capacity and is made from water-resistant 210D polyester.
It‘s not just about army-inspired hues though; printing on sleeves is a popular technique in streetwear, as can be seen on SuperDry’s über cool long-sleeve tee. To fashion a similar style try the Men‘s Long Sleeve T-Shirt (EP01) from the EarthPositive range at Continental Clothing, which is made from 100% combed organic cotton.
Vision Street Wear is a southern Californian streetwear brand that began in the 1970s. Now available at Topman, the range includes a classic crew neck tee with a retro skateboarder print. Invent your own skater style by starting off with the Men‘s Superstar T (M68) from Mantis in 100% extra-soft, peached organic cotton fabric.