Monday, December 13, 2004

At what point should an artist invent their own clothing line?

-Since I couldn't get any information for thus question i'm going to answer the question from and knowledge and opinion. I think a hip-hop artist should invent their own clothing line when its most valueble to their career. But artists who aren't popular (to me) shouldn't invent their own clothing line because noboyd is going to wear their clothing line if the artist isn't hot. When i say hot in mean popular.

Who started hip-hop fashions?

-Hip-hop style is said to be created by rappers tring to brake that disco image. But exactly who started this ''hip-hop style'' thing anyway?? ABOUT.com says that some rappers such as RUN DMC, SUGAR HILL GANG, and KURTIS BLOW started to generate substancial amounts of money that the world started to copy as the hip-hop style. The rappers started to get national recognition, and it was this achetypal look that the world saw.

Thursday, December 09, 2004

What is the differwnce between hip-hop styles now and back in the early 1980s

-Back in the 1980s hip-hop fashion was made to break away from disco.''Hip-hop style was created to be more in touched with gang life''(About.com).The style back then being: fat-laced Pumas, fly sneckers, kangols, and big gold chains. But now hip-hop style is all about who has the most expensive and most ''iced'' out chains. Now hip-hop styles are clothing lines such as: SeanJohn, Rocawear, Enyce, Pepe, Akademiks, Girbaud, and much more. But back in the early 1980s African American people really didn't have their own clothing lines that were wore world-wide.

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

How has fashion influenced artists?

- Hip-hop style is not necessarily adidas and big fat gold chains. Now hip-hop is getting more expensive. People are now rockin Versace, Burberry, Coach, Prada, and much more. People now really don't wear the big fat chains like they used to. Now its more like the longer the chain, the more famous the person is the more ''ice'' or diamonds they wear.

When did hip-hop & fashion first start?

-Hip-hop and fashion first started in the South Bronx. It was never meant to be a trend. It was just meant to be a seperation between disco and hip-hop. Hip-hop fashion started about the same time rap and/or hip-hop started in the early 1980s. The clothes that were ''in'' at that time were: fat-laced Pumas, fly sweatsuits, fly sneakers, kangols, big gold jewelry(chains,rings,earrings).

Friday, December 03, 2004

What hip-hop artists have their own clothing line and how are they doing?

- P-Diddy has SeanJohn(since 1998). SeanJohn was nominated for three consecutive years for excellent design. Jay-Z has Rocawear(since1998). Ever since Rocawear came out it as been known as one of the hottest streetwear clothing companies. in 2003 they changed their styles a little bit. Nelly has Vokal(since 1999). His midwest fashion style was noted as hot as he set three noteworthy trends. Jenifer Lopez has J-Lo(since 2001). She hooked up with Andy Hilfiger. The clothing line is produced by sweetface.