Founded: 2006
From: New York City 

Rockers NYC was able to capture the loud and vibrant energy of the mid to late-2000s streetwear and do it with its own unique context. The brand's designs riffed off inspiration from, like its name suggests, the crossroads of Jamaican and NYC cultures. They got the attention required to get the chance to design several outfits that were worn by Jamaican gangsters in Grand Theft Auto IV. If that's not a young designer's dream, then we don't know what is.

But Rockers didn't pigeonhole itself as a cool T-shirt brand. The label also offered their unique cultural mash-up aesthetic on sweatshirts, 5-panel hats, and windbreakers, along with a collaboration with Cassette Playa.