A new documentary straight outta the streets of New York is coming to show in Melbourne town very soon, and we’ve got five double passes to give away to the screening next Wednesday, August 5 at 6:30pm. If you’re around the city then and feel like getting schooled in 1980s swag (or want your memory jogged), then watch the trailer below and answer our question…
About the film
The birth of hip-hop was also the birth of swag: fat laces on Adidas shelltoes, Kangol scally caps, gold rope chains. The debut feature from journalist, producer and pioneering culture chronicler Sacha Jenkins, Fresh Dressed tracks the ascent of street style.
Drawing from a rich archive of undeniably funky footage, rap icons Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Big Daddy Kane, Nas and more discuss how essential the look was to the culture. Interviews with former Vogue editor André Leon Talley, urban designer Karl Kani and Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci prove how essential the look became to the wider world of fashion.
Bold and joyous, but unafraid to explore elements of class and race, Fresh Dressed is an eye-popping document of a vibrant time.
“A thoroughly engaging documentary that transcends the subject of fashion and music.” – Rolling Stone