Although considered a casual and sporty accessory, baseball caps have found their way into high fashion and luxury settings over the past few decades. Baseball caps, with their roots in streetwear and urban fashion, have been seamlessly integrated into high fashion due to the rise of streetwear culture.
High-end designers and fashion houses have reimagined the classic baseball cap, elevating its design, materials and aesthetics to create statement pieces that exude a casual combination of high fashion and everyday wear. High-end fashion designers have collaborated with sports brands to create high-fashion, limited-edition baseball caps. These collaborations often feature unique designs, luxurious materials – such as fine leather, suede, cashmere, silk and exotic skins such as python or alligator – and the signature branding of both the designer and sports brand.
For example, Saint Laurent created a cap in collaboration with New Era, featuring a faded gray fabric and yellow embroidery. Other fashion houses have created their own baseball caps that feature the brand logo in some way. Dior, BalenciagaAND Celina sell traditional cotton baseball caps with their brand logos embroidered on the front or side.