Gucci's Pre-Fall Collaboration Is Predicting The Biggest Trend Of 2018

Fashion has a funny way of making the ordinary extraordinary: take Vetements' reinterpretation of the DHL logo, or Heron Preston's take on New York's Department of Sanitation uniform, for example. Now, Gucci is stepping up to the plate with its latest pre-fall collection, which features a collaboration with Major League Baseball (MLB). The collection, shot by horror film director, Dario Argento, is set against spooky backdrops around Rome. The looks are extravagant and have the same outlandish, textural Gucci-flare we've come to love, but when paired with a New York Yankees baseball cap, they feel more approachable. It almost makes us ask ourselves: Are Gucci girls just like us?

Repping your favorite sports team may feel ordinary to non-super-fans, but as a young non-sports fan, the team I cheered for (if any) was determined by who had the cutest mascot (go tigers or dolphins always, regardless of sport!). Still, I always wanted to rep something. And now that Gucci has given sports paraphernalia its moment in the spotlight, we have a feeling we're about to see NFL, NBA, MLB, or any other organizations (including ones that aren't even real, like Riccardo Tisci's collaboration with NikeLab) pieces everywhere. Before that happens, we've rounded up 12 items to help you get ahead of the trend. Now all you need is a foot-long hot dog (yum!).

This brand makes the softest sweaters and now you can wave your sports flag high — no actual waving necessary.

Hillflint New York Mets Pennant Sweater, $120, available at Hillflint.
Hoodies that make you feel like you're a part of the team.

American Eagle Tailgate Oregon Hoodie, $55.60, available at American Eagle.
Ok, this brand also makes the softest sweaters. Its collaboration with the NBA makes us want to have a beer and watch some basketball.

The Elder Statesman Lakers Sweater, $2,100, available at Barneys.
Ditch your all-white AF1s for a pair that subtle-y supports your favorite NBA team.

Nike Air Force 1, $150, available at Nike.
Example of not-real sports teams made in the name of collaboration: the Victorious Minotaurs!

Nikelab x RT Women's Basketball Skirt, $150, available at Nike.
The non-Gucci version swiped from the head of your ex-boyfriend.

New Era New York Yankees Hat, $39, available at New Era.
See what I mean? Cute animal mascots.

Gap NFL Graphic Tee, $25, available at Gap.
An OG jersey and their website has many more to choose from.

Ebbets Field Flannels Toledo Tigers Home Jersey, $195, available at Ebbets Field Flannels.
Proof you can support your local soccer team without wearing a jersey.

Mitchell and Ness Raglan LA Galaxy Shirt, $42, available at Mitchell and Ness.
Our version of a warm-up jacket.

Levis MLB Denim Trucker Jacket, $108, available at Levis.
This one's a slam-dunk holiday sweater.

NBA Candy Cane Repeat Sweater, $55.99, available at NBA.
See you at the Indy 500 tailgate.

Lucky Brand Nascar Tee, $17.70, available at Lucky Brand.
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