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50 Back-to-School Fashion Innovations

From Built-In Speaker Hats to Retro Cartoon Cat Streetwear

— September 5, 2017 — Fashion
These back-to-school fashion innovations range from dip-dyed skateboarding hoodies to tranformative backpacks that fuse style and function seamlessly.

Fueling the fashion industry's athleticwear craze, Gen-Z consumers are more comfort-conscious than other generations and are fans of clothing that makes a smooth transition from the gym to the classroom. Sportswear standouts to note include Adidas' 50th Anniversary collection which features a re-release of the brand's 'Beckenbauer' tracksuit and matching tees,

When looking at function focused back-to-school fashion, innovations like LOT's all-black subscription service come to mind. The brand offers a monthly clothing delivery -- from basic cotton tees and backpacks to plain socks and sneakers -- to fashion fans seeking a worry-free and functional wardrobe. Additionally,examples try-before-you-buy eyewear subscriptions offer customization and versatility for those looking to invest in a new pair of sunglasses or prescription lenses.
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Textural Suede Sneakers
Textural Suede Sneakers
The Nike Dunk Low Sneakers in Silt Red are Monochromatic and Chic
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Multi-Shade Concealer Kits
Multi-Shade Concealer Kits
The Boi-ing Erase Case Offers Concealers in Multiple Forms
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All-Season Pyjama Pants
All-Season Pyjama Pants
Panttoo's Unique Loungewear Features a Built-In Sock Option
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Model-Designed Eyewear Collections
Model-Designed Eyewear Collections
Gigi Hadid Has Designed a Special Collection for Vogue Eyewear
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Celebratory Ski Brand Revivals
Celebratory Ski Brand Revivals
Vuarnet's 60th Anniversary Collection Celebrates Its iconic Styles
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Scientifically Fitted Glasses
Scientifically Fitted Glasses
This Company Uses a 3D Scanner to Build Perfectly Fitted Eyewear
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Anti-Roll Socks
Anti-Roll Socks
Lasso Socks Stay in Place All Day to Prevent Having to Pull Them Up
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Interchangeable Backpack Shells
Interchangeable Backpack Shells
Kemies Introduces Bags with Skins That Can Be Easily Changed
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Celebratory Tracksuit Collections
Celebratory Tracksuit Collections
adidas Revitalized the Beckenbauer Tracksuit for Its Anniversary
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Chromatic Comic Book Accessories
Chromatic Comic Book Accessories
The Loungefly Spider-Man Collection is Officially Licensed
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Modular Mix-and-Match Sunglasses
Modular Mix-and-Match Sunglasses
Eyewear Designs from 'NOGS' Can Be Customized to Match Outfits
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Wizardly Apparel Collections
Wizardly Apparel Collections
BoxLunch is Selling 'Back to Hogwarts' Harry Potter Clothing
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Customizable Collegiate Backpacks
Customizable Collegiate Backpacks
The 'BARKER' Student Backpacks Have a Rugged Design Aesthetic
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Black-Only Style Subscriptions
Black-Only Style Subscriptions
Subscription Service LOT Delivers All Black Basics to Your Door
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Boxed T-Shirt Packs
Boxed T-Shirt Packs
These New Nigel Cabourn Packs Include Three Top Quality Basics
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Built-In Speaker Hats
Built-In Speaker Hats
The Atari Connected Life Speakerhat is Embedded with Audio Equipment
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Quick-Access Folding Sunglasses
Quick-Access Folding Sunglasses
The Hilx Unfold Foldable Sunglasses are Wearable in Seconds
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Nostalgic Anime T-Shirts
Nostalgic Anime T-Shirts
Adam Ellis Made a Series of 80s and 90s Manga Tees Available Online
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Patriotic Designer Varsity Jackets
Patriotic Designer Varsity Jackets
These Opening Ceremony Jackets Come in 47 Different Versions
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Reversible Bomber Jackets
Reversible Bomber Jackets
Lululemon Recreated a Classic Bomber Jacket with a Focus on Versatility
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Exclusive Co-Branded Artist Tees
Exclusive Co-Branded Artist Tees
These 'Off Lazer' Shirts Were Made by Off-White and Major Lazer
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Dip-Dyed Skate Fashion
Dip-Dyed Skate Fashion
SEX Skateboards Joined with Dogtown to Create a Collection of Streetwear
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70s-Inspired Athletic Apparel
70s-Inspired Athletic Apparel
The New adidas Originals Collection is Full of Retro Branding
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Mood-Boosting Sunglasses
Mood-Boosting Sunglasses
Rainbow Optx's Colored Sunglasses Lens Options Support the Chakras
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70s-Inspired Music Video Merchandise
70s-Inspired Music Video Merchandise
Selena Gomez Launched New Apparel to Promote 'Bad Liar'
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Cushioned Skate Shoes
Cushioned Skate Shoes
The Vans UltraRange Pro Line Offers Cushioned Comfort and Seamless Style
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Episodic Fantasy Merchandise
Episodic Fantasy Merchandise
HBO's Game of Thrones Merchandise Collection is Now Updated Weekly
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Exclusive Pastel Hoodie Duos
Exclusive Pastel Hoodie Duos
Champion and Urban Outfitters Collaborated on a Series of Pullovers
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Customizable 90s-Inspired Pop-Ups
Customizable 90s-Inspired Pop-Ups
Topshop is Offering Personalized Hello Kitty Apparel and More
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90s-Inspired English Sportswear
90s-Inspired English Sportswear
This New Umbro Collection is Only Available from Urban Outfitters
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Socially Conscious Athletic Apparel
Socially Conscious Athletic Apparel
Strongbody Apparel Makes Tech-Focused Sportswear in Canada
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Celebratory Beer-Repellent Sneakers
Celebratory Beer-Repellent Sneakers
The 'Adidas Munchen' Have Been Beer-Proofed for Oktoberfest
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Tailored Gamer Backpacks
Tailored Gamer Backpacks
The Mobile Edge 'CORE' Gaming Backpack Packs All Gamer Essentials
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Shape-Shifting Style Bags
Shape-Shifting Style Bags
The 'Foldr' Everyday Bags Transform into One of Three Styles
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Iridescent Butterfly Backpacks
Iridescent Butterfly Backpacks
Dolls Kill's Mystic Mini Bag is Accented With Sculptural Wings
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Vlogger-Created Fashion Lines
Vlogger-Created Fashion Lines
YouTuber Jenn Im Launched an Affordable Clothing Collection
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Customizable Canvas Backpacks
Customizable Canvas Backpacks
The 'MANUABLE' Customizable Backpack Requires Your Finishing Touches
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Scholastic Kidcore Fashion
Scholastic Kidcore Fashion
INU INU's School Supply Shirt Embraces a Childlike Aesthetic for Adults
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Feminine-Focused Workout Gear
Feminine-Focused Workout Gear
Nike's 'Chrome Blush' is an All-Pink Product Line
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Water Brand Streetwear
Water Brand Streetwear
Rad and Evian Collaborated on an Oversized Streetwear Collection
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Affordable Custom Backpacks
Affordable Custom Backpacks
BARKER Bags Makes Customizable Backpacks for Students
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Repurposed Popstar Streetwear
Repurposed Popstar Streetwear
H&M Will Retail Justin Bieber's Leftover Stadium Merchandise
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Boisterous Sportswear Patches
Boisterous Sportswear Patches
These Colorful Patches are Part of Nike's Back-to-School Collection
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Fantasy Themed Shoe Collabs
Fantasy Themed Shoe Collabs
'The Kingslayer' Was Inspired by Game of Thrones
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Pop-Art Emblazoned Streetwear
Pop-Art Emblazoned Streetwear
Supreme and Thrasher Joined to Create a Line of Skate Apparel
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Vintage-Inspired Seoul Streetwear
Vintage-Inspired Seoul Streetwear
thisisneverthat Recently Unveiled Its New Fall/Winter Collection
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Smart Connected Ballcaps
Smart Connected Ballcaps
The ZEROi Smart Hat Uses Bone Conduction to Play Music and Make Calls
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Colorful 3D-Knitted Shoes
Colorful 3D-Knitted Shoes
The New Pair of JS Shoes Feature a Clear Sole and Colorful Pattern
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90s Television-Inspired Apparel
90s Television-Inspired Apparel
Nickelodeon and BoxLunch are Reviving Classic 90s Cartoons
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Sneaker Stencil Kits
Sneaker Stencil Kits
The Nike Gakou Flyknit Allows for Complete At-Home Customization
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