The Remix: Hip Hop X Fashion

Showings

Century Larkspur 2 Wed, Oct 9 5:30 PM
Century Larkspur Sat, Oct 12 9:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Music Films
Mind the Gap
Country:US
Year:2019
Running Time:67 min.
Language:English
Director:Lisa Cortés
Farah X
Producer:Lisa Cortés
Screenwriter:Lisa Cortés
Emil Wilbekin
Farah X
Andrew Mer
Cinematographer:Alice Brooks
Nausheen Dadabhoy
Jendra Jarnagin
Editor:R. A. Fedde
Sarah Laties
Farah X
Cast:Misa Hylton
Dapper Dan
April Walker
Kerby Jean-Raymond
Print Source:Tribeca Studios
Note Writer:Leah LoSchiavo

Description

Filmmakers Lisa Cortés and Farah X remix the history of hip-hop fashion by shining a spotlight on the pioneering stylists and designers whose brilliant vision brought the indelible style, swagger, and savvy of African American culture and creativity to the music industry, the runway, and the masses. Meet Misa Hylton, the image architect and driving force behind iconic looks worn by Mary J. Blige, Lil’ Kim, and Missy Elliott; Dapper Dan, the designer whose legendary Harlem boutique outfitted musicians, moguls, and aspiring tastemakers in head-to-toe designer logos around the clock; April Walker, the game-changing proprietress of Brooklyn’s Fashion in Effect; Kerby Jean-Raymond, artist and founder of unabashedly political high-fashion design house Pyer Moss; and more. Their powerful global impact is fully explored in this electric, beat-heavy homage to the stars behind the scenes, whose artistic excellence continues to fuel a new Black Renaissance and influence the dreams, rhymes, and life of contemporary fashion and culture.

Additional Information

Farah X is a longtime editor who has worked in advertising, fashion, and music. She has worked closely with music industry icons including Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, and Prince. She made her directing debut with the Bush Tetras television documentary Dropped (2006).