Streetwear has been a popular form of youth style for a long time. Apparel like Supreme shirts and stylish 5 panel hats give off the Supreme California look that young people love. And with all the craziness that was the year 2016, streetwear companies are now binding people together even more with positive, anti-hate messages. Although no one can be sure what 2017 and beyond will bring in regards to social justice, many groups, citizens, activists, and popular fashion companies are standing up, speaking out, and taking a stand to fight against hate in all its forms. According to Highsnobiety, a new Supreme apparel item was just released that has a powerful statement attached to it:
“Why not get together with some friends soon and say No! Say no to racists, to sexist pigs, to authority figures, to religion; say no to television, patriotism, political ideologies, any of the thousand and one ways in which this society keeps you from realizing your own needs and desires. You?ll find the more you do it, the more you?ll like it! Just say ‘F— off.‘ You’ll get a lot of satisfaction.”
People tend to decide on the trustworthiness of another within a tenth of a second of meeting them. That’s why many young people are gravitating towards clothing that makes a powerful statement to their peers and parents alike. The best clothing brands have historically reacted to political and social issues, but many of those subversive messages have taken a hiatus recently. That is, until streetwear came back with a vengeance. “Before streetwear, you?d often wear something from your favorite team or band or sports brand,” said Chris Gibbs, owner of Union Los Angeles, referring to the youth of the past who didn’t have as many options for clothing that they resonated with. “Or, taking it a step further, a lot of kids would wear clothing from brands that didn?t represent them at all, and some of these brands didn?t even want young ?- particularly black ?- people wearing their clothing to begin with. So, young designers started making clothing for themselves and their communities.” That Supreme California look, whether it’s actually being donned in California or across the East Coast, speaks to a subversive and powerful youth movement that is seemingly growing every day. If you want to help promote love for all people, speak truth to power, and look as cool as can be while doing it, check out online apparel stores offering the latest Supreme California releases.