Hip-Hop V Fashion

What’s the difference between hip-hop and fashion?

…Well, there isn’t one now.

Over the years, we have been introduced to many hip-hop artists with different styles, trends and flavours. They are the ones who have successfully merged fashion and hip-hop together. But will it still be the same over the next few years?

I asked a few people at my university what they thought about this.

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Twitter: @x_damionjr

Name: Damion

Age: 19

Location: London

How do you think hip-hop has changed fashion?

“Celebrities treat fashion like it’s a conspiracy. So if you’re not wearing what they’re wearing, you don’t fit into their society.”

 

 

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Twitter: @stephfunkyfresh

Name: Naomi

Age: 20

Location: London

How do you think hip-hop has changed fashion?

“I think that hip-hop now compared to back in the day has changed the whole fashion scene in a big way as opposed to wearing baggy clothes, and now we have skinny jeans and leather looks with long t-shirts. You can relate this back to the first black rapper ever to appear on the cover of Vogue.”

*For those who don’t know, the first rapper was A$AP Rocky.

 

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Twitter: @teetee_x

Name: Telita

Age: 20

Location: Central London

Why do you think hip-hop fashion has become increasingly popular?

“I would say it’s down to the popularity of the public, for example, Kanye West and A$AP Rocky have an influence on certain social groups who tend to follow their style and trends.”

Do you think urban fashion will stay popular in the next 10 years and why?

“It probably won’t last the whole duration of the 10 years because fashion trends always change, however, it will come back in many years to come as a society that recycles old trends.”

What are your thoughts on this? Feel free to hit me up with a comment 🙂

The Top 5 Styles This Season

Here are my top 5 urban fashion that you will most likely see on the Streets of London today.

#5 Nike Jordans.

Although Jordans have been around for a while now, they’ve become increasingly popular in male fashion. A shoe for the athletic, hip hop stars managed to style it out with a pair of baggy jeans and a simple plain tee, creating a trend that many have followed.

#4 The half shaved hairstyle.

This hairstyle suits some, but not everyone. Matching this hairstyle with some big stud earrings, bright red lipstick and smokey eyes will give you that fierce look. Soo, if you’re feeling indecisive and don’t know what to do with your hair, this is definitely the style for you.

#3 Snapback caps

They’ve been more popular in the 2000s than in the 90s when it was first introduced. Hip hop artists like Chris Brown and Wiz Khalifa, and others have promoted them in their videos. It’s seem that Obey clothing has been everyones favourite brand for snapbacks. Will you obey?

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#2 Football jerseys

They have been increasingly popular in female fashion, especially in the summer. Thanks to trendsetter Rihanna who has been styling it out with an oversize tee and ankle boots. Beyonce even got it on when she posed for GQ mag in cropped football jersey…you go Bey!

Although the season of the sports jersey is over, you can still purchase a similar one from New Look for £14.99. Hurry, buy it before it all goes!

And finally #1 is… da da da daaaaa. Leather.

Faux or real. Leather seems to be everywhere, even on jumpers. Maybe Mr Kanye West has something to do with this. During his Watch the Throne tour with Jay Z, he performed in a leather skirt and leggings combo.

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Yes, you heard me right, a leather skirt.

As crazy as it looks (and sounds) he has influenced others into stealing his look. I guess we’ve all gone leather crazy. Fellas, if you’re hitting club and don’t know what to wear, go for this Cable Knit Jumper with a Leather Yoke for the smart look. And ladies, nothing goes wrong with a leather skater skirt and a cute crop top.

So there you have it my top 5 styles you’ll definitely see on the streets. Is there something that should be on my list, that isn’t? Let me know.