Kimora Lee Simmons, CEO and Creative Director of Baby Phat, Dapper Dunn, designer, Daymond John, CEO of FUBU, and Karl Kani, CEO of Karl Kani, are pioneers and experts in the fashion world. I plan to elaborate on the crustal movement of hip-hop. 50 Years in Flight: The Rise, Decline, and Revolution of Hip-Hop Fashion.
Coinciding with the dual celebration of Black Music Month and the 50th anniversary of hip-hop, the upcoming digital documentary by NBC News will premiere on June 15th.
Walker Wear CEO April Walker is among the fashion industry executives, designers and professionals featured in this documentary. The Cut Editor-in-Chief Lindsey Peoples, DTLR Vice President and Apparel Product Manager Antonio Gray, Author Vicky Toback (Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop; Ice Cold: A History of Hip Hop Jewelry) Tommy Hilfiger, founder of Tommy Hilfiger.
Watch the trailer for 50 Years in Flight: The Rise, Decline, and Revolution of Hip-Hop Fashion:
Says Shalini Sharma, executive editor of NBC News Digital Productions. signboard“As hip-hop celebrates its 50th anniversary, the NBC News Digital Docs team and I want to shine a spotlight on the innovative designers who have revolutionized fashion inspired by the music and culture of hip-hop. At the same time, I wanted to shine a light on the struggles they went through.”
50 Years in Flight: The Rise, Decline, and Revolution of Hip-Hop Fashion will premiere on NBC’s Peacock on June 15 and stream on NBC News NOW at 10 p.m. ET. The team at NBC News Digital Docs, which includes executive producer Rachel Morehouse, has produced documentaries such as: Marriage During Trial: Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, Truth in the Age of Social Media, Dear Noah: Family Diary Pages, #FillerNation and Boiling point: The city’s fight for clean water.