When it was announced at the tail end of last year that burgeoning streetwear brand Stüssy would mark its 35th anniversary with a collaboration with Comme des Garçons’ seminal Dover Street Market, the irony would not have been lost on Shawn Stüssy. It was a partnership that seemingly reflected the merging worlds of streetwear and high fashion, with the differences between each slowly becoming indistinguishable. This shift was something Mr Stüssy himself had predicted nearly two decades prior – and, ultimately, contributed to his departure from his eponymous brand. For Stüssy, merging his street-led sensibilities with a more challenging type of design was the future – his colleagues at the time did not agree.
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