About Hop Fashion

BY: The News Voice

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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.

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Hip Hop Fashion complements the expressions and attitudes of hip hop culture.

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During 1980's hip hop icons wore brightly coloured name-brand tracksuits, sheepskin and leather bomber jackets, clarks shoes, britishers and sneakers.

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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."

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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.

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Women in hip-hop had emulated the male tough-guy fashions such as baggy pants, Loc sunglasses, tough  looks and heavy workboots.

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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"

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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.

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Commentators from both inside and outside the hip hop community have criticized the cost of many of the brands.

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