How much do you know about hip-hop fashion?

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What brands became attached to the emerging hip-hop scene during the late 1970s?

Who pioneered the adaptation and brandishing of high-net-worth fashion house brands on custom-designed tracksuits, jackets, and mink coats?

What were some popular accessories in hip-hop fashion during the 1980s and 1990s?

What metal replaced gold as the metal of choice in hip-hop fashion during the mid-to-late 1990s?

Which hip-hop artist started their own clothing line called Wu-Wear?

What trend did Michael Jordan's Sports Illustrated cover influence in hip-hop fashion?

Which female hip-hop artist paved the way for feminism and self-expression in hip-hop fashion?

What has hip-hop fashion been criticized for?

What has become prominent in hip-hop fashion due to Tyler, The Creator and brands like Obey, Supreme, and Tyler's Golf Wang?

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Hip Hop Clothing: A Historical Overview

  • Hip-hop fashion originated in the United States from urban Black America and inner-city youth in New York City.

  • Sportswear and fashion brands such as Le Coq Sportif, Kangol, Adidas, and Pro-Keds became established and attached themselves to the emerging hip-hop scene during the late 1970s.

  • In the 1980s, hip-hop icons wore brightly colored name-brand tracksuits, sheepskin and leather bomber jackets, backpiece jackets, Clarks shoes, Britishers, and sneakers from brands such as Pro-Keds, Puma, Converse Chuck Taylor All-Stars, and Adidas Superstars.

  • Dapper Dan pioneered the adaptation and brandishing of high-net-worth fashion house brands such as Louis Vuitton, Fendi, and Gucci on custom-designed tracksuits, jackets, and mink coats.

  • Popular accessories included large eyeglasses, Kangol bucket hats, nameplates, name belts, multiple rings, and heavy gold jewelry.

  • The 1990s saw hip-hop fashion evolve from the 1980s, drawing inspiration from traditional African-American dress.

  • The mid-1990s to the late 2000s saw an increase in urban streetwear, with brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Karl Kani, Nike, Jordan, FUBU, and Southpole capitalizing on the market.

  • Throwback jerseys, such as those produced by Mitchell & Ness, rose in popularity during the late 1990s.

  • The hip-pop era saw the split between male and female hip-hop fashion, with women popularizing glamorous, high-fashion styles.

  • Bling became popular in the mid-to-late 1990s, with platinum replacing gold as the metal of choice in hip-hop fashion.

  • Hip-hop artists and executives started their own fashion labels and clothing lines in the 1990s and beyond, including Wu-Tang Clan (Wu-Wear), Pharrell (Billionaire Boys Club/Ice Cream), and Kanye West (Yeezy).

  • Up-and-coming urban clothing lines have dominated the fashion in the hip-hop genre.Hip-Hop Fashion Trends from the 1980s to 2010s: A Summary

  • Hip-hop fashion is influenced by celebrities, especially hip-hop artists.

  • Michael Jordan's Sports Illustrated cover influenced the baggy shorts, tops, and gold chains trend.

  • Gucci and Louis Vuitton became popular in the hip-hop community due to their use in lyrics and music videos.

  • Hip-hop fashion trends from the 80s and early 90s were revived in the 2000s.

  • Tattoos became popular among hip-hop artists, with some covered head to toe.

  • Asymmetrical haircuts with a modern twist were popularized by Rihanna, Cassie, and Kelis.

  • Adidas tracksuits and fashion scarves regained popularity in recent years.

  • Snapback caps made a comeback in the early 2010s, with notable artists like Chris Brown and Tyga supporting their revival.

  • High-street wear and haute couture brands like Rick Owens, Raf Simons, and Saint Laurent Paris became popular among hip-hop artists.

  • Skater culture has become prominent in hip-hop, especially due to Tyler, The Creator and brands like Obey, Supreme, and Tyler's Golf Wang.

  • Hip-hop fashion has been criticized for glorifying expensive brands and materialism.

  • Women's fashion in hip-hop has been influenced by men's fashion, but artists like Salt-N-Pepa and Lil' Kim have paved the way for feminism and self-expression.

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Take our quiz on Hip Hop Clothing: A Historical Overview and test your knowledge of the evolution of hip-hop fashion from the 1970s to the present day. From iconic brands to popular accessories and the rise of urban streetwear, you'll learn about the trends and influences that have shaped one of the most dynamic and influential fashion movements in history. So put on your Kangol bucket hat, grab your bling, and get ready to show off your hip-hop fashion expertise!

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