Where the runway meets the street

Controversial right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos arrived on the UC Berkeley campus for what turned out to be a very brief free speech rally, after being greeted by dozens of counter-protesters this past Sunday.

Aside from his behavior, the spotlight was also focused on Yiannopolous’s clothing, as he was donning Supreme‘s popular American flag box logo hoodie.

In a time when respecting the American flag means more than a national pastime, Yiannopoulos’s appearance with the American flag-print hoodie reflects as an insult to both Supreme and the country, who is essentially utilizing streetwear for a political statement. This action further adds to the current discussion on how best to honor symbols of American history.

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In other news, meet the collector with over $6,000 worth of Supreme stickers.

Words by Renz Ofiaza
Staff Writer

Renz Ofiaza is a Staff Writer at Highsnobiety and based in Brooklyn.

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