What’s next in T-shirt designs from a stylistic and materials points of view indicate the growing importance of DIY silhouettes vs. graphics. Fresh street report.
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3sixteen Tops the Charts as a Brand That Transcends”Streetwear” Through Quality, Timeless Designs, Attention to Construction
When we first met up with the 3sixteen guys, Johan out of LA, Andrew out of New York, and designer Jeff Hamada at their booth deep in MAGIC’s South Hall area last season, it was a little strange that they were there. For one thing, the 3sixteen collection looked as though it could transcend into, as Bread & Butter Barcelona would put it, “Urban Superior” rather than amidst the usual street fashion fare. Beautifully cut outerwear jackets in textured wool, flannel tapered tops, clean denim, and T-shirt graphics representing inspiration from a variety of sources, including religious references, were attention-grabbing and seemed a step-up and out of where streetwear currently stands today.