Here’s a first-look at the Sundance 2015 documentary selection “Fresh Dressed,” from director: Sacha Jenkins, which centers on the history of hip-hop fashion, from its birth in the South Bronx, to its rise as a billion-dollar global industry.
Supported by plenty of archival materials, in-depth interviews with individuals crucial to the evolution, and the outsiders who wrote about and even admired them (and continue to do so), the film has been picked up for North American distribution by Samuel Goldwyn Films and StyleHaul for a theatrical release later this year (specific dates haven’t been announced yet).
A Mass Appeal production, in partnership with CNN Films, “Fresh Dressed” includes contributions by the likes of Damon Dash, Daymond John, Karl Kani, Nas, Pharrell Williams and others.
The film comes after what seems to be a rush of hip-hop-related documentaries in recent years – “Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest,” “The Carter,” “Nas: Time Is Illmatic,” “Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap,” and others, to name a few.
But while the majority have focused on the artists who created the music, or on the history of the music itself, “Fresh Dressed’s” contribution goes to the core of where style was born, on the black and brown side of town. I’m looking forward to checking it out eventually!
Watch 2 clips from the film below: