Street fashion is clothing that is thought of as having emerged from the streets, not from boutiques, or big fashion shows, but rather from the grassroots. Street fashion is normally associated with young people, and is usually seen at large urban centers, such as New York, Paris, and Tokyo. Most street wear is accessible to people of all ages, as it is created by local designers who design and sell the clothing at small shops and stalls in various locations throughout the city. However, this type of clothing has also been invaded by tourists and other outside interests, and its value has been lowered by much of the public.
Many people consider street fashion to be inferior to more expensive, designer brands that they would pay hundreds or even thousands of dollars for. Although the general public might view this lower quality clothing as vulgar, the designers who produce it see it as a way to express the politics, the feelings, the lifestyles and the minds of the youth culture in a hip and trendy manner. Some designers create clothing for particular groups or types of people, such as gang members, drug dealers, women, or girls. Others go against the prevailing culture, creating attire that is in opposition to what society considers normal. Often times, these designers are confronted by the authorities for violating the law and can even spend time in jail.
These designers are influenced by many things, including music, literature, pop culture, fashion magazines, movies, street fights, fashion trends, television shows, and more. These elements all combine to form a unique style that influences the way people dress and their interaction with each other. This process has led to the emergence of new and interesting styles, as well as an evolution of street fashion. Styles change with the times, taking on cultural influences, as well as taking part in social events that influence the way people dress. Street clothing is influenced by many things, and has changed over the years to become what it is today.