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Nearly a decade ago, the idea of streetwear in Australia was a hazy concept. Few retailers stocked now-established brands and premium drops were notoriously rare.
Enter Dimitri Calligeros.
Dim’s Above The Clouds threw open their doors in 2010, and quickly became a lynchpin within Australia’s streetwear scene. Dim pioneered a streetwear brand and lifestyle from his original digs on Crown Street Sydney, and has become one of the most influential, well-respected authorities in the streetwear scene.
Above The Clouds became the place to score exclusive drops, attend launch parties, and suss new label capsules.
They recently celebrated their seventh year of trading by collaborating with rising streetwear brand Pseushi to drop a limited-edition capsule.
Dim’s also served the likes of hip-hop royalty Action Bronson and Meyhem, and hosted numerous campout-status hype drops, including the Nike Air Max 1 OG anniversary, adidas’ NMD craze, and the Asics GEL-Lyte III, where sneakerheads camped out for a record three days.
Above The Clouds revels in the mix of high-end fashion brands and streetwear, with Dim particularly focused on supporting brands that offer full collections with strong, clear directives.
So what can you get your hands on at the moment?
His latest drops include Nike’s Vapormax ’97, Northface’s red-box long sleeves, Vans throwback SX rose embroidery and Morepork’s sailing apparel.
Where did it all start for Dim?
The Nike Air Max 93 with the orange wrap-around, of course.
Video shot by George Conomos (REDDS FX).
Check out part one of our Real Cool People series with street artist Elliott ‘Funskull’ Routledge.