The Weekly List: Top 5 Underground Clothing Brands You Need To Check Out

The quest for individuality is more important than ever. What better way to discover yourself than to indulge in good old fast-fashion consumerism? We’ve got the scoop for you on the next big thing: the never-before-seen trend that all the it-girls will soon be raving about. Have fun curating your totally unique and quirky look, unlike any other girl, with the independent brands below.

5. Hot red peppers

Starting the list at number five, we have the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Show your love for the spicy vegetable with a garment from this designer’s line. We’re talking circular text and good vibes. With a simple logo featuring a neutral sans serif font and an asterisk graphic, Red Hot Chili Peppers is definitely a simple, elegant and safe choice for those just starting out in high fashion.


If you’re feeling a little international, may I suggest the AC/DC brand? Don’t be bad, be under with this sleek Australian designer. Drawing inspiration from the two types of electricity, alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC), AC/DC will allow you to show off your engineering skills. An especially powerful statement piece for any woman in STEM!

3. Sublime

Are you into astrology? Psychedelics? Gruesome graphics? If so, Sublime is the brand for you. The intricately designed sun logo is definitely turning heads. You will be forgiven if you get lost in the stark blue eyes of this blazing anthropomorphic fireball. They’ll go crazy for the blue mushroom etched into the sun’s forehead, as well as the skeletons embedded in his cheeks. Its acid wash and tie-dye fabrics are perfect for sporting that California hippie vibe. Consider adding Sublime to your wardrobe for an instant touch of boldness.


If Sublime’s graphic sun imagery is too counter-cultural for you, try Pink Floyd instead. Pink Floyd offers a similar astrological aura without the outright implications of being a recreational drug user. Despite the word “pink” in the name, Pink Floyd’s finest is a black t-shirt adorned with a triangular prism and rainbow ray, inspired by the dark side of the moon. In short, a victory for geometry and science fans, not to mention queer people!

1. Nirvana

The top spot is reserved for none other than Nirvana. This Asian-inspired fashion line takes its name from the Sanskrit word for “extinguish,” and that’s exactly what you’ll be up against the competition once you hit this brand’s leaked feature. . The yellow smiley face and bold logo are always a hit. More classic pieces will have the yellow logo imposed on a black background, but if you want to change it up, you can find rarer pieces with swimming babies or angels. Whichever design you choose, you can’t go wrong with this band – uh, I mean – brand. Founded in 1987, it is always in fashion. In fact, it even inspired the soundtrack of The Batman (2022) movie. Just be prepared for the “name three songs” question.

Michael O. Stutler