Streetwear Influencers


Instagram has become the ultimate starting point for influencers, especially those who are a part of the streetwear scene. WWD asked five streetwear stars with sizable followings about their favorite brands, stores and pieces. See what Alexandra Hackett (@miniswoosh), Feifei Fu (@ifayfu), Bloody Osiris (@bloodyosiris), Aleali May (@alealimay) and Coco (@coco_prinkprincess) had to say below.

Alexandra Hackett, @miniswoosh     Follower count: 52,000

Age: 24

Cred: One of 12 featured in Nike’s Vote Forward campaign, studied men’s sportswear design and makes most of the pieces she wears.

Home base: London

Estimated $ spent: About $5,000 over the past year.

Brand(s) of choice: Nike

Favorite place(s) to buy: “eBay, 100%.”

Most prized piece: “I’d say my first custom Nike sample — a fisherman’s gilet made from a Nike duffel bag.”

Feifei Fu, @ifayfu     Follower count: 65,300

Feifei Fu  @ifayfu / Instagram

Age: 21

Home base: London; from Beijing

Estimated $ spent: “Probably hundreds of thousand[s of] dollars”

Brand(s) of choice: Used to prefer Japanese brands like Bape and Visvim; these days, she’s more into Supreme, Balenciaga and Off-White’s Nike collaboration.

Favorite place(s) to buy: Supreme, Palace, Dover Street Market; Grailed and eBay for rarer pieces.

Most prized piece: A Supreme x Louis Vuitton denim jacket. “They are not in stores in London, but my best friend blessed me.”

Bloody Osiris, @bloodyosiris   Follower Count: 120,000

Age: 23

Home base: Harlem

Estimated $ spent: “50k maybe idk [sic] I get a lot of stuff for free.”

Brand(s) of choice: Rick Owens

Favorite place(s) to buy: “That’s snitching. We don’t do that where I’m from.”

Most prized piece: “I have these 1 of 4 Jean Paul Gaultier trousers. [I’ve] only seen one other person with them on the Internet.”

Aleali May, @alealimay     Follower count: 197,000

Age: 25

Cred: Worked at RSVP Gallery; modeled for Stussy, Vans, Adidas and Nike.

Home base: Los Angeles

Brand(s) of choice:I’m a Rick Owens girl.”

Favorite place(s) to resell: Round Two, Wasteland, The Real Real and Depop.

Most prized piece: “The new Chanel Gabrielle backpack — it’s a small bag. I went to a Chanel dinner and they blessed me with this bag and ever since, I have not switched bags.”

Coco, @coco_pinkprincess     Follower count: 341,000

Age: 6 (her mother answered for her)

Home base: Tokyo; her parents run a vintage shop in Harajuku called Funktique.

Brand(s) of choice: Gucci, Supreme and Comme des Garçons.

Closet size: A couple hundred articles of clothing.

Favorite place(s) to buy: With brands, we buy at the retail stores, but online we sometimes use Alex and Alexa from the U.K. and Bambini Fashion from Vienna.”

Most prized piece: There are many, but for now, she likes her vintage retro floral summer dress.”

 

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