In fashion today, we continue to see less of a focus on avant-garde garments and a larger focus on streetwear and street style. Fashion is drawing inspiration from all over the world, and high-end fashion houses have been making adjustments as their audience has changed over the years.
The line between streetwear brands and high-end designers are being blurred thanks to the creative directors at these fashion houses that grew up in the streetwear era. Kim Jones of Louis Vuitton, Errolson Hugh of ACRONYM, and Demna Gvasalia of Vetements & Balenciaga are examples of individuals that have paved the way for what we see in fashion today.
There are a select group of individuals that were able to take this evolution in fashion and seamlessly incorporate it into their everyday style. Here are some of the top Canadians on Instagram today that you can follow for street style inspiration:
As the Editor-in-Chief & co-founder of the Canadian powerhouse Sidewalk Hustle, Hawley can be seen on social media in the latest from a wide array of brands. From Noah and Anti Social Social Club to 3.1 Phillip Lim and Chanel, she puts together outfits like no other whether she’s strolling in the city or at a music festival.
If you’ve been in the streetwear and sneaker community in Toronto, you may have heard of Aaron. His Instagram is filled with some of the rarest pieces from Supreme’s archives, enough to leave any Supreme collector in awe. On top of all of the Supreme, you can also catch him in some Stone Island, Bape, Fear of God & WTAPS. He also launched his own line of “This Is Not Supreme” t-shirts, playing off iconic Supreme box logo designs.
There are people who take athletic wear and make a noticeable effort into incorporating it into their everyday wear, but then there are people like Anna who embody the athleisure movement. Along with her plethora of Nike performance pieces in her outfits, she is able to put it all together with brands such as Aimé Leon Dore, Levi’s, Champion and more.
Many of the most well known streetwear brands originated in the 90s and Avi often pays homage to this iconic time with his sense of style and also through his products at Better Gift Shop. He is the man behind Bootleg is Better, where he shows his playful takes on borderline copyright infringement material, but he can also be seen in the likes of Supreme and Awake. He has also done collaborative works with the likes of Nike, Dover Street Market, and Stussy.
It doesn’t matter if you see her in the newest pieces from Off-White and Gucci or in vintage t-shirts, Ruby is one of those individuals that kills it regardless of what she’s wearing. Whether you’re into men or women’s fashion, her Instagram feed and unique sense of style is definitely a source of inspiration for many.
To start your own brand in fashion today is a truly daunting task for anyone in the world. There are very few individuals who are able to take their vision of couture garments and turn it into a reality. Michael has been able to achieve this by following his vision for kira and dedicating countless hours to his craft. He takes pieces from kira and wears it alongside select pieces from the likes of Saint Laurent, Balmain, and adidas.
DJs have long been known as some of the freshest people around, and Josephine takes no exception to that with her sense of style. In addition to being a respected DJ, she also contributes to a website that you may have heard of called Hypebeast. She can be seen wearing a combination of brands such as Supreme, Nike, Champion, adidas and more.
As a member of the team over at SSENSE, it’s safe to say that this man knows a thing or two about fashion. Bryan can be seen mixing and matching some of the best from Japan, such as Yohji Yamamoto and visvim, with the likes of Rick Owens and Balenciaga. He is able to take pieces that can be seen as challenging to some and create a cohesive outfit.
What other Canadians should we follow for street style inspiration? Share them in the comment section.
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