A new documentary explores the relationship between hip-hop and fashion.
NBC News announced Thursday the release of 50 Years Fly: The Rise, Fall and Revolution of Hip-hop Fashion, which will stream June 15 on Peacock and NBC News Now.
This documentary focuses on hip-hop and its impact on the fashion industry, and explores the relationship through commentary from many fashion industry leaders and hip-hop celebrities. The film offers insight into fashion designers Dapper Dunn, Karl Kani, April Walker, Kimora Lee Simmons, Tommy Hilfiger and Daymond John.
There will also be interviews with celebrities such as The Cut Editor-in-Chief Lindsay Peoples. Antonio Gray, DTLR’s vice president and apparel product manager, and his writer’s boyfriend, Vikki Tobak.
This documentary overlaps with the 50th anniversary of hip-hop. This genre is arguably the musical genre that has had the most impact on fashion, sparking enduring trends like logomania, oversized fit and customization, to name a few.
Hip-hop has contributed to the launch of several successful brands that have developed and driven many of the genre’s fashion trends, such as Crab’s namesake label and John’s FUBU. Established brands such as Tommy Hilfiger and Ralph Lauren were some of the first to embrace hip-hop artists and fashion trends in the late 80s, helping the genre to penetrate further into the mainstream. .
“50 Years Fly: The Rise, Fall and Revolution of Hip-hop Fashion” is also available on NBC News’ website and YouTube channel.