About Hop Fashion
BY: The News Voice
Known as Big Fashion, is a distinct style of dress originating from Latin America and from inner city youth located in New York, Los Angeles and other US cities.
Hip Hop Fashion complements the expressions and attitudes of hip hop culture.
During 1980's hip hop icons wore brightly coloured name-brand tracksuits, sheepskin and leather bomber jackets, clarks shoes, britishers and sneakers.
Preppy looks also caught on with 80s youth in the first wave of hip hop influence. "This group of black yuppy wannabes or 'buppies' rocked to 8s hip hip music."
In 1990s, it slowly evolved as the community started getting influenced by traditional African-American dressing.
Bright colors and headwear were the elements that inspired this style.
Women in hip-hop had emulated the male tough-guy fashions such as baggy pants, Loc sunglasses, tough looks and heavy workboots.
Up and coming urban clothing lines have dominated the fashion in hip hop genre. Skinny jeans also came into style due to New Boyz' jerk dance to the song: "You're a Jerk"
Hip Hop has had a history of Homophobia, only recently becoming more accepting of the LGBTQ+ community. Lyrics that openly used derogatory words: fag, dyke have saturated the market.
Commentators from both inside and outside the hip hop community have criticized the cost of many of the brands.