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Urban Street Style Fashion


  • Urban Street Style Fashion

    Streetwear, sometimes called street

    style fashion includes the way people

    under the hip hop culture dress

    themselves. It consists of certain

    elements with each having their own

    meaning since there is history linked to

    the culture. We may well see such large

    clothing like baggy pants and large XXL

    t-shirts, more suitable to the practice of b-boying break dancing. Athletic shoes are, in

    the same way, an essential element in the panoply of the B-boy culture. The life of

    gangster criminals has also influenced street stylefashion: the bandana is sometimes

    taken from them as well. The absence of cords or belts that makes the pants fit below the

    waist is due to the life in prison, where every object at the risk of encouraging suicide

    was confiscated.

    In 1976, in southern California where it remains unchanged, skateboarding forever

    shaped the sport, culture and style. Through this, Vision Street Wear arose. It was a

    different brand that quickly understood the natural connection between music and the

    skateboarding culture. In the championships organized by the brand, a previously

    unknown group called Red Hot Chili Peppers played. And in the ranks of professional

    skaters, big names like Mark Gator Rogowski, Steve Rocco, Marty Jinx Jimenez, and

    Mark Gonzales were included. By the early 90s, the influence of the brands aesthetics

    and philosophy began to decline due to the changes the skateboarding culture went

    through in that decade. Today, Vision Street Wear is a clothing company whose license

    is maintained by a company called the Collective Licensing International that is

    dedicated to sell shoes, skateboards, different accessories and retro-flavored vintage


  • Hip hop fashion is a distinctive style of dressing up, originating from the African-

    American youth on the streets of New York, Los Angeles, Orlando, Chicago,

    Philadelphia, the San Francisco Bay Area, Detroit, Memphis, Atlanta, Jersey City and

    Miami among others. Each city contributed various elements to its overall style seen

    worldwide today. Hip hop street style fashion complements the expressions and

    attitudes of the hip hop culture in general. Hip hop fashion has changed significantly

    during its history. And today, it is a prominent part of popular fashion as a whole across

    the world and all ethnicities.

    In the East Coast, members of the hip hop community looked back to the gangsters of

    the 1930s and 1940s for inspiration. Mafiosi influences, especially and primarily

    inspired by the 1983 remake version of Scarface, became popular in hip hop. Many

    rappers put on gang-inspired clothing in favor of classic gangster fashion such as bowler

    hats, double-breasted suits, silk shirts, and alligator skin shoes. One sportswear trend

    that emerged in hip hop street style fashion was the rise in the popularity of throwback

    jerseys such as those produced by Mitchell & Ness. Sports jerseys have always been

    popular in hip hop fashion. The hip hop fashion trends of the 2000s were all over the

    place and changed constantly. During these years, there was a heavy celebrity influence

    among fashion trends. Hip Hop artists made brands like Gucci and Louis Vinton

    popular amongst the hip hop community, where most initially used hip hop as a way to

    a better life.

    Throughout these years, many fashion trends from the 80s and early 90s were made

    popular again when we see the rebirth of the door knocker earrings and form fitting

    jeans for males. When the year ends, it is the perfect time to party and celebrate. The

    first thing that comes to mind is how to better handle your wardrobe to create the most

    effective and engaging get up on that joyful night. Winter has set in by this time, thus

    you need to put on something to keep you warm and cozy, and being stylish as your

  • primary objective as well.

    Street style fashion generally consists of denim jeans, cotton hooded jumpers, sweat

    shirts, jackets, fleece pullovers, half zip shirts, tees, full zip shirts, khakis, rain jackets

    and street shorts that are covered in the versatility of colors like black, gray, white or

    khaki. They have developed designs that are focused on the everyday look, the flagged

    urban look, the sexy and the glamorous. It is a natural and sophisticated style closely

    connected to the street style fashion that has evolved since the eighties trends of its fist

    incarnations, influenced by hip hop and B-boy culture, to its approach to other fads like

    punk, glam rock and even the neo-gothic. It may also have an approach to urban tribes

    as embodied in the use of leather, military boots, cowboy clothes or bags in black with

    colorful zippers.