The “street” is a public melting pot, an amalgamation of varied inspirations and diverse cultural backgrounds. It is, indisputably, the elemental fodder for fashionable inspiration everywhere. In fact, the street is the ultimate testing ground for adaptable, timeless and compelling fashions that are not merely pure, undiluted pieces to begin with, but versatile pieces that conform and evolve into many cultural expressions. Street fashion readily takes on a novel meaning that is synchronous with the person wearing it.
Real, Tangible Fashion
When most people envision widely acceptable fashion, they instantly think of a runways or a fashion show. The runway is the conceptual breeding grounds for mere intangible, stylistic concepts. These are theoretical proposals, quite different than what streets have to offer us. The true test of a fashion’s viability, adaptability and capacity to evolve hinges on its street-wide reception. Everything that debuts its timely existence on the fashion runway may or may not receive the invaluable gift of timelessness and longevity. But fashions that endure the inscrutable landscape and brashness of the street survive the test of time, along with the seething observations of critics who define them.
The Neushop Street Mystique
When fashion pieces are designed at Neushop, this is done with an apt consciousness of this very phenomenon. Nothing that we design exists within the limitations of theory or proposal. We venture out of the harbored safety net of runway fashion, and into the brutish, beautiful and decisive realm of the streets, replete with diverse populations of people. One of our many creeds is the unalienable right to high quality, but, cost-effective products. The runway centralizes its focus on the conscious approval and acceptable of the outnumbered fashion elites. But, our products are elegantly and delicately adapted to all socioeconomic classes and people of all backgrounds.
We find that beauty is easily translated across cultures and groups, but one-dimensional in the context of an elite, private in-group. The versatility, beauty and magnificence of a peace is more readily pronounced when it lacks barriers and “isms”. The elusive, and label-less quality of our fashion gives all people the ability to enliven our clothes with their own individuality and culture.
Importance of Street Fashion
Street fashion is indispensably critical. It arises from the authenticity of the masses, from the grassroots of the societal landscape of around us. It surpasses runway fashion in some sense, as it is bore from genuine humanness that we see all around us. It is clothing and fashion in its most democratic form. If democratic ideals could be translated to the world of fashion, it would be street fashion. At Neushop, it is not us who dictates the meaning fashion, we merely construct it around a minimalist viewpoint. It is the masses who grapple and mold the meaning of such clothing pieces, thereby dictating their own ideals. Street fashion is, in essence, the democracy of clothing. And that is what we strive for at Neushop.