The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.
Country: United States
Run Time: 67 minutes
Hip-hop and fashion have always had a symbiotic relationship. Bold streetwear styles made famous by rap and R&B idols have defined the fashion industry for decades and continue to shape major trends today. But who were the pioneers who led to this explosion in the 80s and 90s, setting up what would become a worldwide phenomenon? THE REMIX: HIP HOP X FASHION shines a light in particular on the black women who made fashion what it is today. Working in fields often controlled by men, Misa Hylton and April Walker dominated as behind-the-scenes culture influencers. As a stylist, Hylton is responsible for the iconic looks of stars including Lil’ Kim and Mary J. Blige, while Walker’s menswear line, Walker Wear, dressed the likes of Jay-Z, Tupac, and Biggie. Other artists of color working to deconstruct and reclaim luxury brands for an urban audience—such as Dapper Dan and Kerby Jean-Raymond—are woven into the narrative. But at the core of this vibrant documentary is a celebration of women’s creative visions, as well as a larger story of forgotten histories, appropriation, and—after being forced out of the spotlight—proper recognition for their global impact. — D.O.
Friday, April 03, 2020 at 6:30 PM
Saturday, April 04, 2020 at 12:30 PM
Sunday, April 05, 2020 at 4:45 PM
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No
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