I’m currently undertaking a lot of research to aid the development of my idea to produce an online video web series which will explore street wear in Britain to underpin and question its recent proliferation. The videos will feature how street wear trends have evolved such as the trainer and head wear sensation, the history of street wear’s ties to skateboarding, different music genres and how the British brands have evolved. Videos will feature the main syndicators in British street wear, the music artists, trainer enthusiasts, clothing designers, bloggers and general people I stumble across on the streets who are all involved.
There are a lot of elements I want to explore however felt that skateboarding has been a fundamental part of the influences and history of street wear. Here’s a road test video from when I met with Bob Sanderson- anyone in Birmingham who knows about skateboarding knows he is the man to talk to- who is a representative of Ideal Skateboard Supply Ltd. I think of Bob as Skip from the Z Boys, he is so interesting to talk to and really guides and supports a lot of the young skaters in and around Birmingham.