Yiling Pan
May 27, 2019

Is streetwear a tool of self expression in China?

Born in Californian surf and skate culture, streetwear has become a form of self-expression and a subtle political statement in China.

With its early roots in Californian surf and skate culture of the 1980s, streetwear has grown to include bits of hip-hop, punk, and Japanese street fashion, and in the process of morphing into a global fashion trend. And now, in China, it has not only found a new and vibrant home in the largest consumer market in the world, but has become a deeper form of self-expression and a subtle political statement.

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