While gender-subverting fashion has been around for decades, that did not stop Styles’ Vogue cover from gathering plenty of media attention, both positive and negative. Candace Owens came under fire for replying to Vogue’s tweet promoting the cover and stating, “There is no society that can survive without strong men…the steady feminization of our men at the same time that Marxism is being taught to our children is not a coincidence. It is an outright attack. Bring back manly men.” Yikes.
Long before Hypebeast. Long before long queues in front of the Supreme store. oLong before stunting on the gram. Definitely way before it was seen in Vogue and on the runways in Milan, Paris and New York. Streetwear has always been a thing. And while the credit hasn’t always been paid to the Black creators, designers and stylists, Black people have always been a part of its past, present and the future.
For us, by us.