Top Streetwear Brands 2022
The perfect pair of shoes can only take you so far. If you aren’t up to date on the top streetwear brands in 2022, your outfits will never be on point. Traditionally, streetwear has been reserved for those that are a part of certain subcultures (ie: skaters, ballers, etc), but nowadays anyone can find a streetwear brand that they identify with and take their fit game to the next level.
Over the last decade or so, brands like Supreme, A Bathing Ape (Bape), and Off-White have risen to prominence. But if you’re limiting yourself to just those streetwear brands, you’re missing out on a whole ocean of other highly fashionable and sought after streetwear apparel brands that might be the missing piece in your wardrobe.
With that being said, let’s take a look at the top streetwear brands to watch in 2022.
Supreme is an NYC based streetwear brand born from the skateboarding and hip hop era. It seems that these days, every piece that Supreme puts out sells out instantly. Supreme releases their streetwear in limited quantities in what they call “drops”. Alongside their streetwear, Supreme is known for collaborating with some of the biggest brand names in the world such as Bic, Oreo, Nike, and more.
Stussy was born in Southern California, and as such was first inspired by the surfwear trend of the 1980s. Since then, it’s been more so adopted by the skateboarding community as a staple in streetwear and skateboard fashion. Stussy has grown a massive following, and has been fortunate enough to participate in streetwear collabs with the likes of Nike, Supreme, Vans, and Casio.
Palace is a UK based skateboarding brand that over time has evolved into an extremely popular streetwear brand. Drawing inspiration from the 1990s, skateboarding, and pop culture, Palace has done work with Adidas, Salomon, and Ralph Lauren. Palace drops new gear every Friday online, and most are in limited quantities.
In case you hadn’t noticed the trend, there are a lot of skateboard shops/brands in this streetwear list. That’s because the two things are more intertwined than ever. The case is no different with Primitive, a skateboard brand turned streetwear and fashion brand. Besides making absolutely sick streetwear clothing, they have professional skateboarders on their team like Paul Rodriquez…or P-Rod as most of us know him.
Now when I say the name New Balance, your first thought is probably the furthest thing from streetwear. But over the last 5 or so years, New Balance has burst onto the scene as a contender in the top streetwear brands category. Powered by partnerships with Stone Island, Kith, Aime Leon Dore, and Joe Freshgoods, New Balance is making a name for itself in streetwear.
The German sportswear company is probably not the most typical streetwear brand in the literal sense of the word, but rest assured Adidas has made big moves in the streeware space, especially with Kanye West and the YEEZY line of footwear.
While Nike may not have a massive influence in the streetwear industry, their brand recognition and willingness to collaborate within the streetwear space gives them a spot on our list of the best streetwear brands for 2022.
The most notable of their streetwear collaborations are shoes such as the Air Force 1 Off-White, Nike Dunk Low Off-White, and the Air Jordan 1 Off-White “Chicago”.
Billionaire Boys Club
Billionaire Boys Club (or BBC) was founded in 2003 by Pharrell and Nigo. The lifestyle and streetwear brands draws influence from fashion, music, design, and culture. BBC continues to push the boundaries of design and fashion as they evolve in the streetwear space.
Also under the BBC label are brands Ice Cream, Bee Line, and Billionaire Girls Club.
Founded in 2012, Cav Empt was created by Sk8thing and Toby Feltwell. Cav Empt is most known for their graphics and disruptive style.
The name of the game for the Japanese streetwear brand is hyperrealism and glitch graphics, and Cav Empt draws inspiration from its creators previous work with Bape, Billionaire Boys Club, and Ice Cream.
The Hundreds is a community based streetwear brand that was founded in 2003 by Bobby Kim and Ben Shenassafar. The California based brand takes inspiration from 90’s workwear and Californian Subculture tribes.
With multiple massive collabs under its belt such as Adidas, Disney, and the NBA, The Hundreds is an easy pick to make our top streetwear brands of 2022 list.