1.What is "Streetwear" nowadays? - We live in a world where dance music is hip hop and vice versa, phones are cameras and cameras are phones theres amalgamation and convergence happening all over the place, it feels like everything has expanded to quickly because of the internet and technology generally that the quality has suffered.
I could start a business right now if I wanted in like half an hour. Everything is so instant, which is good but also creates a superficial, throwaway attitude.
2. What is selling out? - Just like music, there's gotta be pioneers, if I was Bobby Hundreds i'd have wanted to expand my company,thats not a bad thing, why don't we want people to go on and be millionaires and whatnot? I think its the natural course of things and by brands like Obey and supreme being available in department stores means it leaves a space for other new and exciting brands to come in and take over. The recession was great for that, some Charles Darwin survival of the fittest shit, it eliminated loads of weak companies and the ones who had strong product and ran their companies well survived and also created space for new companies. The problem we have though is that its too easy to start a clothing brand, (see point one). I could get a website, shirts printed and tagged and ready to sell by the weekend if i wanted. Yes they will be fucking shit, but id have a viable product. So let the 14 year old kids have the other brands, start enjoying the process of unearthing new brands supporting new artists, new musicians.
Everyone's become so lazy (both consumers and clothing company owners), and its so easy to sit in front a computer and start a "clothing company" but only as easy as it is to sit an moan about it. If both parties invest some time and energy into discovering each other mutually (like the old days) then that would maybe be a solution? I dunno.