Starting as an American trend from the early 90s that encompassed skate, sport and hip-hop culture, streetwear, as a term and a trend, is now one of fashion’s biggest buzzwords. Although it was once rooted in casual athleisurewear at a mid-range price point, primarily with brands such as Supreme and Stüssy, and had a heavy focus on sneaker culture, today it is a much more inclusive trend. In recent seasons, streetwear has been known to encompass much more luxurious brands, especially those hailing from Japan and Scandinavia. With a focus on comfort, contemporary streetwear emphasises the need for functionality and technical fabrics. Garments should be casual and comfortable, but sleek and made with the highest quality materials to ensure the best possible performance. As winter draws in, we look at the top luxury streetwear pieces for AW18, from brands such as Prada and Acne Studios.