Lately, it seems as though trends have become increasingly pervasive and, simultaneously, fleeting. With everyone on TikTok and Instagram rushing to scope out the next hottest thing, the idea of trendiness itself has usurped any single aesthetic in defining the mode du jour of modern day fashion. It's been interesting watching certain looks come and go at mach speed, but it's even more interesting to examine the fashion subcultures that are able to withstand the vicious social media gauntlet.
Vintage clothing and gorpcore have developed into two of the dominant aesthetics over the course of the last few years, and rather than fading into obscurity it seems as though the two are converging. Outdoor enthusiasts active on the internet have risen to prominence as archivists, displaying dated pieces from brands like Nike ACG and Oakley to an ever-growing audience. It's perfect timing as our collective nostalgia begins to trend towards the Y2K, a period that saw incredible innovation within the outdoor industry.