In the spring showcase, I got the chance to see Fresh Dressed and I think it is very an interested and fun documentary, how the black people make the culture become their identity of their life. This documentary is directed by Sacha Jenkins which chronicles the history of hip hop fashion. Hip-hop become their culture and how they are dress or their fashion does really matter to the world. The famous people such as Kanye West, Andre Leon Tally, Riccardo Tischi, Harlem swag savant Dapper Dan, and Thurston Howell III, one of the founders of the Lo Lifes. The combined narrative of these folks weave a tale which Jenkins says “begins with slavery and ends with what is being rocked today–and what the social implications attached to it all are.”
Fashion such a big deal for the famous people like them, because famous people know branded stuff that are good for them and become their identity. They are wearing the branded stuff and it will become famous and the audience will follow them, because they are thinking that is very cool and “I should wearing them because they were them.” One of the examples that they are wearing is the oversized pants that now most all people think that is the trend and cool.
This is a great thing that should be history of the hip hop and fashion. Style has always been quintessential part of the hip hop ethos, and therefore the film chronicles both the history of “hip hop” fashion, as well as the history of the culture at large. What the film demonstrates is that it’s not how much money an item or outfit costs, but the power ascribed to the pieces. The garments worn by those in hip hop are often not made to be worn by those donning them, but it’s the new energy that hip hop brings to those pieces which is truly special.
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