When Justin Bieber released his debut single "One Time" in 2009, he was a 15-year-old kid with floppy hair and a purple American Apparel hoodie. In the eight years since, Bieber has gone from a baby-faced teen to a full-fledged pop artist and style star. Helping the singer hone his 90s-inspired aesthetic is fellow Canadian and right-hand stylist Karla Welch. “He’s been pushing men’s fashion for the last five years,” she previously told Billboard. “If you look at the beginning of the Believe Tour, he was getting heat for the drop-crotch pants and super long T-shirts. But now, if you go to any menswear store, you see those styles reflected.” Below, five of Bieber's most-beloved streetwear brands.
Fear of God
Before collaborating with Fear of God designer Jerry Lorenzo on five looks for his Purpose Tour, Bieber was actively sporting Lorenzo creations, including during rehearsal for the Billboard Music Awards. Since then, the duo designed the "Purpose Tour XO Barneys New York" capsule collection. Pieces from the line include a black basketball jersey with white detailing ($195) and a black leather jacket with "Purpose" emblazoned in white on the back ($1,040). With the help of Bravado--UMG's merchandising arm--multiple capsule collections have trickled down to mass retailers including Forever 21, Urban Outfitters, and H&M. The Marilyn Manson tee Bieber is rocking above was available at Barneys New York stores nationwide and online.
Justin's love of skateboarding and skate culture is well known, and his love of skate-kid brand Supreme even more so. The singer favors the New York brand's line of outerwear, sweatpants and caps. During an acoustic set at Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, Ca. Bieber rocked a baby pink knit beanie while performing covers of "Hotline Bling" and "Work" alongside his original music.
While the singer loves sporting established brands like Supreme (founded in 1994), he also has a knack for picking out some serious swag from emerging designers. During his Purpose World Tour, Bieber wore a few different versions the baggy baseball jersey from Anonymous Talent featured above, including a red and white variation, a white, black and gold variation and the black version with white trimming and gold logo, seen here.
Off White c/o Virgil Abloh
While filming his "I'll Show You" music video in Iceland's majestic Fjadrargljufur Canyon, Beiber sports black slim-cut pants and white hoodie from Virgil Abloh's cult-favorite streetwear brand Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh. Completing the on-trend look is a pair of cream Adidas Yeezy 350 boost sneakers.
Before performing a melody of "What Do You Mean?'', ''Where Are Ü Now?'' and '' Sorry'' at the 2015 American Music Awards, Beiber walked the red carpet in a pair of medium wash and heavily distressed slim cut jeans from LA-based brand Amiri. To finish off the look, he paired a black, dark red, and blue Nirvana t-shirt from Fear of God with white slip-on kicks from skate brand Vans. And while the Nirvana tee received some social media backlash, Kurt Cobain's former wife, Courtney Love, isn't bothered by Justin's taste in style. "You're cool in my book @justinbieber xc," Love tweeted the day after the award show.