Here is an interview with Marco Cairns of Duffer of St. George, one of the first real ‘Streetwear’ companies in England. They started in the mid-80’s as a vintage shop, selling vintage Military and Ivy League inspired garments. As the 80’s closed, they began to manufacture small lines of their own. Moving into the 90’s from Acid Jazz into the full on Acid House scene, trainers, music, and clubbing made up nearly all of the culture, especially in fashion. Today between England and Japan, there are over 20 stores operating with full seasonal lines.
I personally love the interview, the 80’s and 90’s were exciting times culturally from music to design in the UK. Far more than the embarrasing things we were turning out over here in states.