Streetwears love affair with rock and roll has reached an all-time high. Grunge inspired fashion is on the rise, creating a liaison between streetwear brands, influencers, bands, and artists. In addition to hip hop artist's such as, Kanye West and A$AP Rocky, Supreme is set to launch its Black Sabbath collaboration this Thursday, March 31.
Grunge Era Inspiration
The grunge era inspiration has become an epidemic and appears to be spreading like wildfire. Endorsements from hip hop artists such as, A$AP Rocky and Kanye West are living proof the movement shows no signs of letting up. In today's hip hop driven culture, many of us find ourselves asking the same question. Why is a rock and roll movement from the 80s-90's influencing streetwear of the 2010's? As the world turns; history continues to repeat itself in the world of fashion. Rock and roll has surfaced once again to reign its fashion influence on our culture. From heavy metal t-shirts to trucker jackets, and shredded jeans, the grunge aesthetic is in full effect. The first appearance of the Grunge era emerged during the mid-1980's in Seattle Washington and quickly spread throughout California by the early 90's. Its stylistic origins of heavy metal, punk, alternative and hard rock, inspired a culture shift not only in music but fashion as well.
Supreme and Black Sabbath Collaboration
Supreme links up with Black Sabbath for its most recent collaboration. Inspired by fashions latest trend, Supreme depicts rock and roll imagery through its collection with Black Sabbath. This collaboration entails an assortment of products such as, t-shirts, hoodies, parkas, trucker jackets, sweaters, long sleeve shirts, hats, a hockey top, and a rug. For those unfamiliar with the origins of Black Sabbath, they are legendary rock band also known as, pioneers of heavy metal. The collection includes a variety of graphic prints from the "Black Sabbath" album cover, typography and other images relating to the bands origins. In addition we also see the Black Sabbath Cross on patches, hats and t-shirts. The collection will be released on Thursday, March 31 in New York, Los Angeles, London and Paris. Japan will be releasing 2 days later on April 2nd. These exclusive pieces from streetwear king, Supreme will most likely sell out quickly so be sure to get your fix before its too late.
A$AP Rocky, Kanye West and Custom Clothing from Pauly Bonomelli
Due to the influence from fashionistas, Kanye West and A$AP Rocky, streetwears love affair with rock and roll continues to grow. These American hip hop artists have been spotted wearing custom pieces from heavy metal enthusiast, Pauly Bonomelli, an Australian artist known for creating handmade customized garments and rock inspired logos. "His custom pieces include patch worked denim and leather jackets, T-shirts with scraggly marker writings and designs all over, and some stenciling work as well". The Distinctiveness demonstrated within these above listed collections is what separates one from the crowd and drives culture in today's society.