Were you also a victim of the 2016 hypebeast era? Did you watch endless YouTube videos on how to beat the buyer’s bots on the Supreme website? If so, you may be entitled to emotional compensation. Style columnist Lisa Gorelik CM ‘25 debunks the rise, fall and comeback of streetwear fashion.
Wuss poppin’: The appropriation of casual streetwear is a serious flex
In this week’s pop culture column, Nadya Siringo Ringo SC ’21 critiques the cultural appropriation inherent in popular streetwear and minimalist clothing. She writes, “Expensive streetwear heavily draws from the styles and cultures of low-income communities, making versions that are inaccessible to them despite their heavy influence.”