Blokecore: What is it and Where Does The Influence Come From?
The new nostalgic trend largely inspired by football casuals from the 1980s is taking socials by storm. After going on trip to Milan, Munich and Madrid, England fans returned home with some quality fashion pieces, Adidas and Sergio Tacchini being the staples and other Italian brands including Stone Island and CP Company also made it across the channel.
The football style has taken off globally thanks to the anticipation for the Fifa World Cup, big brands capitalising on Gen Z fashion trends, and the rise of comfort-forward clothing.
Football shirts have been creeping back into fashion too, with brands like Palace, Moncler and Stella McCartney working directly with top football teams. Stussy recently released a collaboration with Nike and PSG featuring football shirts for the opening of its Paris store. Gucci and Adidas' recent collaboration proves that the trend is becoming more mainstream, showcasing an iconic sportswear brand with an historical luxury brand.
Styles within the trend include vintage football tops, baggy or straight leg jeans (usually Levi’s), trainers and track jackets. Adidas Sambas seem to be the main star shoe of the moment. Being styled up by Rhianna, Emma Chamberlain, ASAP Nast and ASAP Rocky.
There’s a few lads at the forefront of the Blokecore trend, Max Keefe is 23 and a third - generation Chelsea fan. He loves footy and has a keen sense of style, regularly posting what he's worn recently - find his fits over on his Instagram @max.lepage.
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