Visible Influence: Baseball Caps, Streetwear, High-Fashion Parodies
Before Shawn Stussy, caps existed solely within the realm of sports. So when he took it and made it a fashion item, it was revolutionary. His namesake label aped high-fashion brands like Chanel from the get-go with its imagery, inadvertently creating what would be known as streetwear. This unconventional, organic, and totally punk approach to creating a fashion line was ahead of its time, and even though Stussy left his company in the '90s, it still goes strong today. Shawn Stussy currently keeps himself busy shaping boards at S/Double Studio, and oversees a Japanese-manufactured clothing line for the brand, which is currently extremely limited in its distribution.