The Best Streetwear Collaborations of 2021

From Yeezy x Gap to Balenciaga x Fortnite, 10 partnerships that elevated the art of collaboration.

WRITER: BROCK CARDINER
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Streetwear is synonymous with collaboration. From 2001’s groundbreaking BAPE x Pepsi partnership to Louis Vuitton x Supreme’s landmark capsule in 2017, streetwear wouldn’t be where it is today without brands coming together to exchange designs and resources, revealing new ideas and perspectives in the process.

2021 represented a leap for the form, building on the momentum of previous years to provide a glimpse into the future. Kanye West expanded his style empire through an unexpected collaboration with Gap, while The North Face x Gucci marked the arrival of outerwear as a luxury category. Moving beyond the physical, Balenciaga linked up with Fortnite to bring Demna Gvasalia’s subversive point of view to Epic Games’ battle royale phenomenon, signaling the increasing importance of digital worlds.

As the year comes to an end, we take a look back at the 10 best streetwear collaborations of 2021.