Brought to you by HYPEBEAST Radio, The HYPE Report is a weekly show that analyzes key cultural moments from the past week, with topics including fashion, footwear, music, tech, arts, gaming and more. Our host, Mikey Dabb, talks shop with HYPEBEAST editors across the globe to dissect these stories.
This week, Mikey sits down with editors Felson Sajonas, Jake Silbert and Nia Groce to discuss notable fashion designers, trends, collaborations and moments of 2019 as well as the past decade. With streetwear’s stronghold in fashion, it comes as no surprise that this year saw numerous luxury streetwear collaborations from Shawn Stüssy x Dior, UNDERCOVER x Valentino, and adidas x Prada. We also witnessed the impermanence of ’90s fashion, from the resurgence of New Balance to heavily monogrammed tracksuits. Perhaps the most debated topics of 2019 were the issues surrounding sustainability, with nearly every brand taking major initiatives to build a better ecosystem.
Our editors dive into it all, even touching upon controversies and why consumers need a better resolution for “cancel culture.” They also discuss the buying power of nostalgia, underrated brands and much more. So tune in above and in case you missed it, revisit our top 10 fashion brands of 2019 and check out our HB100 list.
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