This trend basks in its 1980s hip-hop roots that originated in New York. Iconic nights at the Roxy and the Bronx River Center set the music scene, with Run DMC, Salt-N-Pepa and the Beastie Boys epitomising the City Clique look. A resurgent interest in celebrated outfitter Dapper Dan sees this distinct aesthetic moving into streetwear and fashion week territory via Supreme, Gucci and Marc Jacobs.
City Clique styling is all about attitude. There are distinct nods to the 1970s and early 1980s 1via flares (both long-line and cropped), suede and shearling jackets, and plenty of tracksuit separates. Overall looks are gender ambiguous, with a focus on neutral silhouettes for both guys and girls. (See below reference imagery).
Key indigo pieces transport us to the past, but are grounded in newness thanks to innovative updates. Classic denim staples such as flares feel fresh with the addition of self-tie belts and expressive zip closures. Classic jackets are shrunken, overdyed or elevated with fur or shearling trim. Contrast stitch and pieced surfaces add a nostalgic touch that's particularly of-the-moment.
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