Streetwear has gone from… well, the streets to the runways of the world’s fashion capitals. London, Milan, Paris and New York can’t seem to wait for the next collection of Supreme to drop. Garments that used to be the uniform of skaters and punks are now the go-to pieces for super models like Cara Delevingne.
Those who were once outsiders are now influencers. Evangelists who praise streetwear and, instead of knocking door to door, use their Instagram accounts to preach the word of Gosha Rubchinskiy and Palace. These people attract thousands, if not millions, of visits and brands chase them for collaborations.
In this post, we’ll feature some of the hottest British streetwear influencers on Instagram. From industry veterans to 14 year-olds who are decked out from head to toe in Comme des Garçons.
These are the leaders of the pack when it comes to the latest urban trends.
You may not know who he is but you probably know who he works for. Pluckrose is a designer for Palace and in his Instagram account, you’ll find some of his latest designs along with pictures of his travels and inspirations.
Skewis is one of the owners of Slam City Skates, which is the oldest skate shop in Europe, and he’s a partner of Palace. Enough said.
Matthews is the founder of Size? which at first glance it might seem like just another trainers online retailer, but it is more than that. Size? is a community of shoe lovers. Worth noting is their YouTube channel which features great reviews and interviews.
Karelis is one of those buzz names that has been on the lips of fashion insiders for a while now. He is the founder and buying director of Machine-A, fashion concept shop in London.
Due to his young age (14, ahem) and apparent ability to get his hands on the most coveted streetwear items before anyone else, Gully Leo has gathered a big following of both fans and haters. How does he buy all of those clothes? It is anyone’s guess, although he did say in an interview that he resells must of the garments he acquires.