The Collab reigned supreme in 2017.
As with every year in streetwear and fashion, the collaborations are what stood out the most. The clashing of 2 brands signature styles are what makes for great items of clothing.
We have run through our personal favourite pieces that have dropped in 2017 and believe us when we say there is some HIGH HEAT!
Let us know your favourite pick up from 2017 in the comments below.
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Supreme x Louis Vuitton
So let’s start with the obvious one. The Supreme x Louis Vuitton collab marked a landmark in the streetwear scene. With a mash up between 2 of the most iconic logos in the fashion industry, this was always going to be a sure fire hit. Resale prices skyrocketed and they have not fluctuated since.
KITH x Moncler
We may be a bit bias towards this one due to the fact that we was in KITH Manhattan on the day it launched. Let’s be honest though, anything that Ronnie Fieg puts his hands on is an instant success. Combining KITH’s street ready aesthetic with Moncler’s sportswear was a master stroke. As always, Ronnie killed it with the sneakers too, releasing 3 ASICS in the famous Red, White and Blue of Moncler.
Coco Capitan x Gucci
It is nigh on impossible now a days to go on the Gram without seeing someone stunting in Gucci. The Italian powerhouse saw a real resurgence in popularity over the past 12 months. This is largely in part to the Coco Capitan collection. The strap-line of ‘Common Sense Is Not That Common’ really seemed to resonate with todays audience.
Gosha Rubchinskiy x adidas
Post-Soviet styling has somewhat died down in 2017 but when the Gosha Rubchinskiy x adidas collab released, you would not of thought it. Highlighting football culture and celebrating the 2018 World Cup, this could be the best sportswear collab that we have seen for many years, not just in 2017.
Junya Watanabe x The North Face
This is not the last time that you will see The North Face on this list. The iconic outwear brand teamed up with Comme des Garcons OG Junya Watanabe to create some of the most iconic TNF pieces we have seen. Repurposing many famous silhouettes whilst mashing up logos in obscure places made this collection really stand out amongst the rest.
OFF-WHITE x Nike
We are slyly cheating with this one because there weren’t many clothes that released with this collection but how could we leave it out. When “THE TEN” hit the web it sent the world into meltdown. The hype did not die down and it is rightfully sitting in our top collabs of the year.
KAWS x Uniqlo x Peanuts
When KAWS originally worked with Uniqlo in 2016, people were heralding it as the return of Original Fake. So in 2017 when it was announced that the Brooklyn artist would be working with the high-street store again, people were pretty excited. Add into the mix the addition of Peanuts, in particular Snoopy, and you have a winning formula. I mean just look at the teddies, you can see why it was an instant sell out.
Supreme x The North Face
As always, Supreme and The North Face launched some of the most hyped collabs of the year. Although the Fall 17 and SS17 options were both banging, we have opted for the latest drop. The Mountain range Nuptse jacket and Parka were some of the best pieces that the 2 brands have collaborated on.
C2H4 x Kappa
The Kappa revival in 2017 was strong and this collab with LA based brand C2H4 was nothing short of exceptional. The teal and white colourway is always a vibe. This then coupled with the prominent use of the Omni logo and deconstructed aesthetic is something to behold.
Extra Butter x The North Face
This is the most recent piece to feature on this list. New York sneaker store Extra Butter have always killed it with their trainer collabs but this Nuptse jacket surpasses anything else that they have done. Using the traditional terrestrial colours on the body of the jacket was inspired. In a culture where it is all about standing out, this piece definitely does.
Guess x A$AP Rocky
Anything that Lord Flacko touches is gold, so when he announced that he would be working with American denim label Guess, everyone was pretty excited. Using a pastel colour palette in the midst of Summer was a genius idea. You could not go to a festival this year without seeing a plethora of these pieces.
Stone Island x Supreme
Our final collab and we had to end it with Supreme. It may look like my nan’s curtains but that puffer jacket is straight fire. As you would expect, Supreme killed it with this technical wear. Stone Island are at the forefront of their industry, as are Supreme, so this was a match made in heaven.