Monday, 27 September 2010
Street Culture in 2010 - Black Lodges
Its a debate that has been rearing its head for the best part of the last decade. The current state of Streetwear!
I've added as much fuel to this fire as anyone. Old enough to have caught the end of the glory days and young enough to still be able to see its innerworkings first hand (thanks to BNTL amongst other platforms).
I read a really interesting piece from Steven Vogel over at Black Lodges today and it prompted a reply from me. My comment is 'awaiting moderation' so I hope it'll see light of day but what i want to say is Streetwear was born from the youth, those youth grew up and expected the next generation to keep things the same. But what happens when you throw in a fuckeries like the internet. That came and changed the game completely, gave power to the powerless and is morphing in a direction that the pioneers cant control.
What I say is leave streetwear in the hands of the youth, they are bored of being exploited. Let them own it, ruin it or make it something special. We all have our own theories of what it needs to make it great again but sometimes things just fall apart.
We all need to let go of the past and when we do the good times will hopefully flow again.
But what do I know. Im just another voice on a blog.
Read the article HERE.