The most interesting part of streetwear will undoubtedly continue to be how it evolves. When speaking about Complex’s Streetwear Power Ranking, Sabbat notes how broad the term has become. Individuals like FTP founder Zac Clark and Asspizza, streetwear designers who have each built successful brands in their own right, were mentioned as some notable omissions that the panel felt were deserving of a spot on the list.
“There’s different consumers. Travis Scott fans didn’t grow up on Supreme. Depending on who you ask, Travis is more important than James [Jebbia],” says Sabbat when discussing the ranking. “Power is subjective. We aren’t all likeminded.”
Each panelist also provided their thoughts on what they want to see from streetwear in the near future.
“America is the epicenter. There’s Japan and London. It needs to broaden to kids all over the world. We should put the spotlight on them,” says Sabbat. “They have different stories and influences. Things would seem so fresh since we’re unfamiliar.”
Holiday just wants to “see kids do weird shit” and fully express themselves creatively.
For Sombreuil, she hope that the community can curb some of the oversaturation.
“There’s too many [collaborations]. I mean, there’s too much of everything in the world, but I think the novelty and ingenuity of collabs is failing a bit. It’s all highly commercial,” says Sombreuil. “Focus more on values and quality.”