The Top 5 Brands to Flex in this Halloween
It can be hard picking out a Halloween costume when you’re a hypebeast. Maybe you’re like me and don’t want to end up going as ‘Ye again for the third year in a row. Finding ways to incorporate your favorite flex pieces into a passable Halloween costume is more difficult than it might seem. But have no fear, MODA has compiled the 5 best labels to terrify your friends as well as your bank account.
5. Cav Empt @cavempt
Though Cav Empt has achieved a strong cult following through their use of bold graphic prints and loving attention to detail, this modernist Japanese brand had a very different origin. I remember first hearing about the brand in their heyday with their release of the plague hoodie, a precursor to Yeezy’s highly distressed garments. The plague hoodies stand out as one of Cav Empt’s most iconic pieces, featuring extremely heavy distressing and minimalist branding, with only an embroidered logo on the front. This piece goes perfectly with your undead Yeezy costume.
4. MISBHV @misbhv
Misbhv was born out of post-Communist era Poland where authoritarianism was replaced by rebellion, and distressing. One might think of Misbhv as Gosha Rubchinkiy’s edgier, darker, less hyped cousin. Season after season the brand delivers with premium outerwear featuring bold, bleak prints, and an emphasis on leather and bondage. Dark and kinky, just right for the holiday.
3. Enfants Riches Deprimes @enfantsrichesdeprimes
From its inception, Enfants Riches Deprimes has been a brand wrapped in controversy, the twisted idea of Henry Levy, a teen struggling with both depression and excessive wealth. Enfants is the Vetements of the underground punk shows that Levy grew up in, and the brand reflects his sadomasochistic world view. Good luck picking up any of his incredibly dark pieces, as each item is produced in quantities less than 100, and basic t-shirts resell for $320.
2. Hood By Air @hoodbyair
If anyone still doubts that HBA is back, its dominant presence on both the runway and in the streets should silence any skeptics. HBA is the brain child of Shane Gonzales who now works on exclusive brand Midnight Studios, and was born to bring New York streetwear to the runways of fashion week. With the help of Asap Rocky and recently Rihanna, the brand has been propelled to super stardom. The brand itself has evolved to challenge every convention of the fashion industry, and opts to fill its fashion shows with black leather, chains, and mesh. There is no brand that embraces the dark and twisted sexual fetishism of the fashion world better than Hood By Air, which makes it the ideal fit to make a statement this Halloween.
1. Rick Owens @rickowensonline
Rick Owens, nicknamed “The Dark Lord,” is the be all and end all for the current day street goth. There is no figure in the fashion world more idolized and worshiped by his fans, dubbed “Rick Owens' Disciples.” He is followed with a cultish mentality, and his influence is seen everywhere with the surge in popularity of monochromatic extended fabrics and fits. If you want to embrace your dark side this Halloween, no one better to do it in than the dark lord himself.
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