Fresh Dressed, a documentary on the evolution of hip-hop style directed by Mass Appeal editorial director Sacha Jenkins, is the upcoming film that should be on everyone's must-watch list. The doc ties an inextricable link between hip-hop music and the style it birthed.
The documentary comes out swinging, rattling off expert testimonials from Kanye West, Pharrell, Pusha T, Diddy, Nas, and former editor-at-large at Vogue André Leon Talley. But the film isn't just made up of these luminaries; it also dives deep into the culture of hip-hop by interviewing former gang members, legendary b-boys, and important figures, such as Dapper Dan. There were also insightful interviews with the founders and designers of brands, like Daymond John of FUBU, Karl Kani of Karl Kani, and Russell Simmons of the Phat Farm empire.
The film covers a ton of ground in a little over an hour, using quirky illustrations, vintage footage, and interviews to present a comprehensive history of hip-hop style. We got a sneak peek at the film, and with so much information packed into it, we've gone ahead and listed the 10 Things We Learned Watching Fresh Dressed.
Fresh Dressed will be released in theaters and at www.freshdressedmovie.com on June 26.