Collection Overview: Stüssy Summer '21
Following on from 2020’s Shanghai Chapter Grand Opening, the brand’s 40th anniversary celebrations and its quiet confidence, bold mentality themed FA20 release, avant-gardists Stussy returns to Flatspot to celebrate the arrival of their summer collection. With Stussy’s ever-updating assortment of graphic prints, signature logos and laid-back stylings still loyal to the brand’s West Coast roots and their IST, International Stussy Tribe lineage.
Favourites such as the Basic Stussy T-Shirt return to suit the move into summer in classic and crisp white, whilst follow-ups on the previous season’s Stussy S Crest T-Shirt and Flames T-Shirt take form via the artistically-inclined 3 People T-Shirt, the ‘Rose without Perfum’ floral Camellias Pigment Dyed T-Shirt and the similarly-styled cacti-clad Desert Bloom profile. Crafted from premium-grade cotton for a lightweight and breathable wear that adheres to the brand’s infamous Cali-lifestyle vibe, Stussy’s graphic-tee collection for 2021 sets its sights on celebrating nature’s natural progression, honest colourways and the season’s admirable method in all the apparent madness.
For fans of the illustrative fine-lined triple-profile tee, the Stussy 3 People Applique Crewneck Sweater arrives to bring long-sleeve layered insulative depth to the brand’s infamous signature-style in shades of sporty ash-heather and classic black, whilst further reimagined updates are showcased across returning favourites such as the wide-hooded and similarly toned Stussy Copyright Applique Hoodie. With co-founder Shawn Stussy’s Laguna Beach surf-scene heritage in mind, the tri-tone circular branded Classic Dot Hoodie boasts a coastal-spun vibe, with the floral-themed Camellias Hoodie combining inverted-tone botanical bouquets with odes to the brand’s iconic street-graffiti and sampling image design style for a free-spirited yet well-formulated spin on an all-season wardrobe staple.
Addressing Stussy’s bold expressions; wearable clothes with an invidiualist touch M.O for 2021 and adhering to resurging workwear-inspired trends, the Heritage Plaid Zip Shirt combines utilitarian undertones with Stussy’s infamous prep meets punk meets b-boy aesthetic for a nostalgic yet function-focused wear. Checkered grey-tone colourings keep the brand’s admiration for the ‘70s afloat, whilst the collection’s formalised approach to the changing seasons is managed via its clean-cut composure and classic-styled zip-through fastening. Reflective of previous-season releases such as the all-black Stussy Micro Suede Work Shirt and its red-on-white checkered Mini Check Full Zip Shirt counterpart, the 100% yarn-dyed cotton Heritage Plaid Zip Shirt remains true to its namesake as it honours both blue-collar legacy and Stussy’s counterculture appreciation of character in true fashion.
Once an iconic staple of the brand’s booming ‘90s era presence, street-savvy denim silhouettes mark their return for yet another season to suit the demands of both street and skate necessity. Styled with reinforced panellings above and below the knees, the slightly-tapered 100% cotton Denim Work Pant cuts a utilitarian figure inspired by both evolutionary hip-hop and skate scene styling, whilst the signature-clad nylon Stock Water Short supplies a quick-drying solution to season-friendly water based activities. A brand that still manages to answer its founding street-to-beach aesthetic, Stussy complements the transition from winter to spring with a creative mindset well-suited to any city setting and modern-day market.
With a headwear legacy that began back in the early ‘80s, caps have been an essential for California-based Stussy. Once a staple of the evolving streetwear and music scene, reimagined Stussy caps such as the throwback Stripe Runner Cap and the embroidered Stussy Stock Low Pro Cap arrive to provide authentically amplified protection from the sun’s rays during any explorative setting. Inspired by Stussy’s foray into the high-end fashion world, alternative styles such as the adventure-orientated Gardener Boonie Hat strikes the perfect balance between skate-specific necessity and luxe-minded aesthetic, whilst the juxtaposing 100% polyester-mesh Warm Up Cap offers heightened ventilation inspired by yesteryear club-culture and street-led stylings from the ‘80s.
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