Singapore has finally extended quarantine-free travel to seven European countries — Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Still unsure about traveling overseas? Our European streetwear brand guide with links to shop online has got you covered.
Potsdamer Str. 87, 10785 Berlin, Germany
Crompton Court, 93 Pelham St, South Kensington, London SW7 2NJ, United Kingdom
40 Bd Haussmann Galeries Lafayette, 75009 Paris, France
Acne Studios is a multidisciplinary fashion house known for its ready-to-wear clothing, magazine, furniture, books and exhibitions. Though Acne Studios’ pricing is on the higher end of the spectrum, the quality of its apparel, which also incorporates the use of custom-developed fabrics, matches up.
At their recent comeback at the Paris Fashion Week 2021, the Swedish brand took a new approach and unveiled a collection inspired by the ongoing deconstructed trend. Models walked the runway in clothing and shoes that looked unfinished, with threads hanging and partially complete paneling.
Acronym is a Germany-based independent design agency founded in 1994 by Michaela Sachenbacher and Errolson Hugh. Known for its high quality techwear, it’s not surprising to see Acronym gear sell out quickly, despite its high price points. Acronym has set the standard for techwear brands and designers alike — little wonder how it has scored collaborations with notable brands like Nike and Stone Island.
St Agnes, Alexandrinenstr. 118 – 121, 10969 Berlin, Germany
Unlike any other European streetwear brands on this list, Berlin-based 032c started as a magazine publication in 2000. It started an apparel line in 2015 as a side project. The apparel line caught the eye of many and ended up generating twice as much sales than the print magazine. More recently, the brand released its collaboration based on the Adidas GSG-9 — a futuristic twist on the classic sneakers.
Gmbh is a fashion collective inspired heavily by Berlin’s clubbing scene. The result is workwear that can be worn to the club. Gmbh sources its materials from deadstock textiles so don’t be surprised to find unique pieces among its collections such as PVC pants, tactile vests, fitting jerseys, and others. Gmbh also has a vegan footwear line worth checking out.
2 – 3 Great Pulteney Street, London W1F 9LY
Founded in 1994, Maharishi is a London-based streetwear brand. Its military-inspired designs represent nature and art, which is what makes them unique. Maharishi’s founder Hardy Blechman is so well-versed with camouflage that he once wrote an encyclopedia titled DPM: Disruptive Pattern Material which details the history of camouflage — from its use in the military to its popularity in fashion. No surprise then that Maharishi’s camo designs are so sought after.
27 Boulevard de la Madeleine 75008, Paris, France
31 Bruton Street, W1J 6HH, London, United Kingdom
25, Via Manzoni, 20121 Milan
Kenzo is a French luxury fashion house founded in 1970 by Kenzo Takada, who’s arguably one of the most respected designers in the fashion world. Recognized for its iconic tiger emblem, the brand is also known for its unique mix of prints and colors, inspired by the culture of the different countries the Japanese designer had visited.
Kammenstraat 45, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium
Started in 2009, Arte Antwerp is a Belgian clothing brand that offers contemporary fashion and streetwear inspired by different art forms, anything from modern architecture to music. The minimalist design of its apparel is consistent across every collection. The latest Autumn/Winter 2021 collection, which is based on the art movement of the late 19th century and the changes in society, showcased apparel in neutral colors and shapes.
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Zeedijk 93 & 67, 1012 AT & 1012 AS, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
6 Silver Pl, London W1F 0JS, United Kingdom
Via dell’Unione, 4, 20123 Milano MI, Italy
Founded in 2004 by two friends, Edson Sabajo and Guillaume ‘Gee’ Schmidt, who share the same hobby of hunting for sneakers and records, Patta is one of the most popular streetwear brands in Europe. What started out as a shop that sold sneakers that were unavailable in Europe, is today the purveyors of highly sought after collaborations with Nike, Adidas and New Balance. Its latest take on the Nike Air Max 1, for example, has attracted the attention of countless sneakerheads, with early images going viral on social media and eventually selling out when it dropped on Nike SNKRS.