Fresh Dressed

Fresh Dressed: The Revolution of Fashion Born on the Streets
TitleFresh Dressed: The Revolution of Fashion Born on the Streets
Publication TypeAudiovisual (CD/DVD)
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsJenkins, Sacha, and Marcus A. Clarke
Date Published10/06/2015
PublisherSamuel Goldwyn Films and CNN Films
Publication LanguageEnglish
ISBN or ASIN NumberB013TKL40W
KeywordsAndre Leon Talley, Fashion, hip-hop fashion influence, Kanye West, Nas, Sean
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Fresh Dressed is a fascinating, fun-to-watch chronicle of hip-hop, urban fashion, and the hustle that brought oversized pants and graffiti-drenched jackets from Orchard Street to high fashion's catwalks and Middle America shopping malls.

Reaching deep to Southern plantation culture, the Black church, and Little Richard, director Sacha Jenkins' music-drenched history draws from a rich mix of archival materials and in-depth interviews with rappers, designers, and other industry insiders, such as Pharrell Williams, Damon Dash, Karl Kani, Kanye West, Nasir Jones, and André Leon Talley. The result is a passionate telling of how the reach for freedom of expression and a better life by a culture that refused to be squashed, would, through sheer originality and swagger, take over the mainstream.