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Spider Worldwide, also known as Sp5der or simply Spider has suddenly taken the Internet by storm, gaining popularity among countless artists, athletes and influencers. Many are still curious about the brand’s identity, and more importantly wondering what makes it so popular.
Spider, is a streetwear brand founded by Jeffery Williams, known best by his stage name, Young Thug. The brand gets its name from Thugger’s love for spiders, using spider webs as the focal design on most of their pieces. Another recurring feature in Spider’s design language is the angel number 555, which is often overlaid on top of the spiderwebs and can also be represented in the name, Sp5der.
In an era of fashion where streetwear is reigning supreme, it’s no surprise that Young Thug, who is objectively one of the best dressed and most influential rappers of the last decade, has ventured into creating his own fashion legacy
While there is limited information available about the brand’s beginning, the earliest public appearance we could find of the brand was June 20, 2019 during the 2019 NBA Entry Draft. Bol Bol, a prominent basketball prospect and son of Manute Bol, wore a custom Spider branded suit. The jacket featured hundreds of rhinestones forming into a flashy silver spiderweb, paired with a pair of Off-White MoMA Air Force 1s.
Bol Bol wearing his custom Spider Worldwide suit.
Based on the earliest posts on their Instagram account, Spider’s first public release was through a pop-up held in London, July 4th and 5th 2019. Spider branded denim jackets, sweat suits, hats and pants were available for sale.
In March 2020, the brand collaborated with Gunna, an Atlanta based rapper signed to Young Thug’s YSL record label, to make apparel that would be released alongside his album, Wunna. As of the publishing date of this article, Gunna remains to be the first and only person to have a collaboration with Spider.
Gunna wearing his "Wunna" Spider Worldwide collaboration tracksuit.
In 2021, Thug released his album Punk, and with this, Spider released two punk-themed tracksuits, one black and one pink. The designs feature the work “p*nk” instead of “spider” on the web, which can either be interpreted as pink or punk.
Since then, the brand has amassed a large following and has become the go-to choice for stylish, vibrant and comfortable sweatsuits. Be sure to check out our selection of Spider Worldwide online and in-stores now, and keep an eye out for new colours and styles arriving in the near future.
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