All Articles Tagged "street fashion"
(The Guardian) — George Clinton, Snoop Dogg, Missy Elliot. The Treacherous Three, Salt ‘n’ Pepa and a Tribe Called Quest. Whether it’s Afrofuturism or gangster chic, rappers have always placed an emphasis on style. But what does hip-hop’s evolving image tell us about how the genre has changed over the last four decades? Afrika Bambaataa kicks off our (The Guardian) audio slideshow by looking at how style plays its part in the genre’s history.
Once upon a time, not too long ago, urban fashion lines were nearly non-existent. Today, they represent a large part of the fashion marketplace. Live Mechanics is one of the fashion lines which responded to a market demand for more culturally-creative men’s fashion. Established in 1999 by Osa Odiase, the Los-Angeles based line prides itself on reflecting a fusion of politics, music and street fashion. TAP correspondent Brandi Fowler got to sit down with Odiase to discuss the inspiration and business of his 12-year-old brand.