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Autumn 2021 Streetwear Trends

This month we are going to talk about the hottest trend for Autumn 2021 streetwear trends. The streets have always been the fashion magazines of ordinary people. When people could not afford the cost of those magazines, they will just look at what their friends and neighbours were wearing. The streets have inspired more fashion show that the other way round. After the 2020 lockdown, the cosy feeling that has been our coping mechanism is still “en vogue” in 2021. Do not put away your hoodies, tracksuits etc. yet, they are here to stay a bit longer this fall.

So buckle up and follow us to our guide to street greatness.


Varsity Jackets

FABTAS Embroidered Champion Bomber Jacket

Varsity jacket, also know as “Letterman jacket”, traces its origin to letter sweaters, first introduced by Harvard University Baseball team in 1865.

In the thirties, the varsity jacket was associated with American Jock culture and took the form we are now all familiar with —  wool jackets, leather sleeves and chenille lettering. 

This collegiate-inspired outerwear style will be a winner this autumn and it is the reason that nearly every streetwear brand is storing and promoting it. 

At From a Butterfly to a Star, we went for a more sober look with the oxford varsity jacket which will make look more like a poet student than an American Athlete.


HOODIES

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Since entering the top of streetwear fashion, the hoodie has quickly become one of its ultimate icons. But how many of you really know the story behind this hooded pullover which everyone needs to give oneself a bit of street cred?

The first hooded garment appeared in the 12th century in Medieval Europe imported by the Norman conquest as the capa was a short hooded cloak which was common in Normandy. This garment style was the preferred clothing for monks who wore a tunic with a hood known as “Cowls”.

In the 1930’s , the US company Champion founded in 1919, will make the first sweatshirt for workers working in New York cold warehouses. In the 1970’s, the Hip hop culture developed in New York and the hooded sweater become the emblem of this new sub-culture. With the help of American designer Norma Kamali, the hoodie made its entrance to the catwalk to take its streetwear iconic status. And around the same time, universities around America were emblazoning their names to the hooded sweaters.

But in the 1990’s, the term “hoodie” was coined. But nowadays, this term has a negative connotation as hoodie is now synonymous of criminality and some aspects of the sub-culture violence.

In 2020’s with the Covid pandemic and the ensuing lockdown, the hoodie has made a comeback in our work from home outfit. So it is not a surprise that it is still our wardrobe favourite for this autumn.

At From a Butterfly to a Star , we are focused on sustainability with our new range of eco-friendly collection.


GRAPHIC SWEATERS

FABTAS Men Sweatshirt

Invented in 1926 by Benjamin Russell Jr., a football player, the sweatshirt began as a new idea for an-all cotton practice football jersey. Russell was tired of itchy wool jersey and thought to swap the chafing uniforms with something more comfortable, more cooler. After submitting his idea to his Father Russell Sr., Russell Athletic was born. The iconic crew neck sweatshirt began production in the Russell Athletic mills in 1930.

Sweatshirt are great at keeping people warm, but they are mostly cotton practice jerseys back in the day and the “sweat” part of the name comes from their origins on the field.

But now the sweatshirt as moved from its original purposes at keeping athletes warm during practice, it has now become a must-have in our wardrobe. At From a Butterfly to a Star, we are proposing you our collection of graphic sweatshirts for this autumn.


TOP 3 TIMELESS TRENDS

Sweatpants, Joggers

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Sweatpants was first introduced by Emile Camuset in the 1920s, the founder of Le Coq Sportif. These were, at that period, simple knitted grey jersey pants that allowed athletes to stretch and run comfortably. Traditionally “baggy” and loose, sweatpants are now also available in more form-fitting shapes; moreover, they have flexibility and comfort.

Often criticised and mocked by the fashion police, the sweatpants has remained popular and with the global pandemic forcing millions of people to work from home, it has allowed us to wear comfortable clothing when not working in the office.

It is for this reason that From a Butterfly to a Star has chosen the sweatpants as one of the timeless trend in the streetwear fashion story.

Baseball Caps

FABTAS White Logo Champion Dad Cap

In 1860, the Brooklyn Excelsiors wore what is considered the ancestor of the modern rounded-top baseball cap, which featured a long peak and a button on top, and by 1900, “the Brooklyn style” cap became popular.

During the 1940s, latex rubber became the stiffening material inside the hat and the modern baseball cap was born.

The peak, also known in certain areas as the “bill” or “brim”, was designed to protect a player’s eyes from the sun. Typically, the peak was much shorter in the earlier days of the baseball hat. Also, the hat has become more structured, versus the overall “floppy” cap of the 19th and early 20th centuries. The baseball cap was and still is an important means by which to identify a team. Often the logo, mascot, or team’s initial was placed on the cap. Usually, the cap was also fashioned in the official colours of a particular team.

Today baseball cap is part of casual wear. Since early 1990’s, thanks to hip-hop artists like Ice Cube and Easy-E, and Hollywood directors like Steven Spielberg and Spike Lee, when wearing caps backward was hit, baseball caps become also a fashion item.

It is for those reasons that From a Butterfly to a Star has nominated the baseball cap as one of the timeless trend of the casual, streetwear.

Graphic T-Shirt

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The origins of the t-shirt date back to the late 19th century, when laborers would cut their jumpsuits in half to keep cool in warmer months during the year.

The first manufactured t-shirt was invented between the Mexican-American War in 1898, and 1913 when the U.S. Navy began issuing them as standard undershirts.
Even then, it took until 1920 for the actual term “t-shirt” to be inducted into the English dictionary, thanks to F. Scott Fitzgerald being the first person to publish the word in his novel This Side of Paradise.

In the 1950’s, Marlon Brandon in a Streetcar named desire and James Dean in Rebel without a cause, will give the t-shirt its status as one of the most iconic and timeless men clothing in all times and allow it to finally leave its undershirts status.

Through out the 1950’s , many companies in Miami, Florida began experimenting with garment decorative, but the birth of graphic t-shirt can be attributed to a printing company known by the name of Tropix Togs which held the original license to print Walt Disney characters.

Though graphic t-shirts and printing t-shirts have seen their rise in the 1950’s and 1960’s, it was not until the 1970’s that they become the powerful message platform that we know of them, thanks to the punk movement. The New York times has called the graphic t-shirt : ” the medium for the message”.

The t-shirt has become an essential garment worn around the world, and their unique ability to convey a message has not gone anywhere.

It is for this reason that From a Butterfly to a Star has named the t-shirt and graphic t-shirt the most unavoidable timeless trend of the casual, streetwear.


Post published by From a Butterfly to the Star editorial team on 30th August 2021

Sources: Wikipedia, Edited, Iffley Road, Real Thread

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