Hip hop fashion changed everything. It was the one true currency for marginalized Black youth. The release date of a pair of sneakers or a Dapper Dan-made fur to match a rapper’s hot 16 could communicate status or open access into the flyest squads.

Today we see the evidence of hip hop fashion’s influence on the corners of Tokyo and international runways.

Fresh Dressed, a new documentary about hip hop style by Sacha Jenkins, Nas and Peter Bittenbender, all from Mass Appeal magazine, premiered Thursday night in New York City.

The doc explores the heyday and the corporate demise of hip hop fashion and just how crucial the form of style was in the streets. The film is presented by StyleHaul and Samuel Goldwyn Films.

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With appearances by Nas himself, Diddy, Pharrell Williams, Kanye West and Damon Dash, no featured female stars but we’ll give them a pass on that, the film takes viewers on the most stylish and lyrical trip through time.

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Fresh Dressed opens in select theaters June 26 and will release on Vimeo On Demand for $12.99.

Watch the trailer now and check where you can see the hot doc in your town!

New York, NY | Angelika Film Center

Los Angeles, CA | Laemmie NOHO

Philadelphia, PA | ROXY Theater

Washington, D.C. | Angelika Pop Up at Union Market

Seattle, WA | Northwest Film Forum

Portland, OR | Living Room Theater

San Diego, CA | Digital Gym Media Arts Center

Columbus, OH | Gateway Film Center

New Orleans, LA | Zeitgeist

Santa Fe, NM | Center for Contemporary Arts

Detroit, MI | Cinema Detroit

What do you think?

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