Streetwear: The Insider's Guide

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Chronicle Books, Sep 27, 2007 - Design - 352 pages
The first definitive guide to clothes inspired by urban youth culture, written and produced by those involved in this fast-growing fashion force, Streetwear offers an insider's view of this subculture phenomenon-cum-industry. Hundreds of sketches, graphics, and photos present an encyclopedic overview of street style and fashion, while candid interviews bring together more than forty leading streetwear designers from around the world. Streetwear focuses not only on designers, but also on the magazines, Web publishers, and creative agencies that help drive these trends today. With its unique access and detailed reference section, Streetwear is the new bible for urban culture enthusiasts, documenting the appeal of a style that has exploded across the globe.

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In this energetic "street fashion bible," freelance writer and former pro skateboarder Vogel asks fashion designers around the globe, "how do you define streetwear?" Contrasting considerate discussion ... Read full review



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Steven Vogel is a freelance writer and critic and has contributed to several international magazines and Web sites. He is also the Global Special Projects Manager at Burton Snowboards, curated the 2007 exhibition "untitled-documents of street culture," and is part of the BREAD & butter annual street culture tradeshow held in Berlin and Barcelona. A former pro-level skateboarder, he has been an active participant in, and critic of, street culture for fifteen years.

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