As the summer comes to a close, we would like to acknowledge the top fashion releases of the summer. Several streetwear brands used the heat as the perfect excuse to drop iconic clothing pieces that people never would normally wear. From military-like bullet proof vests to cartoon inspired clothing brand, here are our top summer streetwear drops.
Golf x Lacoste
In the beginning of the year Golf Wang designer and frontman Tyler the Creator was spotted at the French Open rocking an exclusive pink and white polo with the signature logo "GOLF" in the shape of the Lacoste mascot. On day 2 of the Open he was then wearing a green and cream letterman jacket with “Golf le Fleur” in a circle surrounding the Lacoste crocodile on the back. After several fan speculation and questions, Tyler finally dropped a comedic video on Instagram advertising the summer collaboration. The genderless collection sported pastel colors and unique 80's inspired pieces. The collection was released late July and is still available Kith and Ssence.
Uniqlo, the Japanese casual wear brand, has also had a busy summer. In the spirit of brand collaborations, Uniqlo decided to take fans back in the day with their childhood-based collections. Kicking off the summer, Uniqlo announced their final collaboration with American artist Kaws. In June, fans went wild! Literal footage of customers fighting for the collab released, further boosting the popularity of the streetwear brand. The collection brought Kaws' sculptures to the screen with "Companion" and "BFF" inspired tee shirts and totes. Other collaborations Uniqlo brought to life for the summer were with fan favorites Pokemon, Star Wars, and Mortal Combat.
Earlier this May, streetwear label Stussy released their Summer 2019 lookbook. The collection released several statement pieces for both men and women. This drop has been praised for being more mature than the usual releases attached to this brand. With standout prints and architectural unisex styles- this may have been Stussy's best drop to date. Also getting into 90s DIY trends like tie-dye, tactical wear and layering, the collection sees everything from psychedelic prints to retro-inspired logos. This collection could be found Stussy stores worldwide and online.
With almost three official drops, it’s safe to say that Palace had an extremely busy and successful Summer. After officially opening their flagship in Los Angeles, Palace showcased its 2019 Summer Look. Their seasonal collection used imagery as the driving force of their designs. Taking a page out of other streetwear brand's Palace boasted both staple logo and uniquely designed pieces. Majority of the collection can be found on Palace's website and their Los Angeles flagship.