Posts Tagged ‘ Sundance ’

The Birth of Hip Hop Fashion.


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Today, hip-hop and fashion go together like Kanye and Versace, but urban hip-hop style — think Adidas, tanks and oversized pants — didn’t always have a home in the mainstream. In Fresh Dressed, a CNN Films production, director Sacha Jenkins chronicles the evolution of “fresh” style and rappers’ transition from Armani suits to b-boy chic on stage.

“Hip-hop fashion was derived through the music,” explains Carl Banks in an exclusive clip from the documentary. “It was a ‘we’re not gonna follow the rules’ mentality, both in music and in fashion.” The “rewrite the rules” vibe was definitely one that resonated with young audiences, launching the hip-hop subculture from South Bronx to the forefront of popular fashions.

The energetic film, which features in-depth interviews with familiar faces of industry insiders like Pharrell Williams and Andre Leon Talley, premiered at Sundance on Jan. 24. Be prepared to feel a wave of nostalgia for your boombox and Puma tracksuit.

I Believe I Can Fly.


“I Believe I Can Fly” is a trailer for a documentary by the French director Sébastien Montaz-Rosset.  He has been filming the Skyliners in this video on an incredible exploration into the world of free flight.  The men featured in the video, Tancrède, Julien, Seb and Antoine are pioneers in ‘highlining’ – a vertiginous combination of climbing, slackline and tightrope walking.  They traveled from their home in Chamonix to our training ground in the Verdon gorge, testing the limits for our ultimate goal.  They rigged highlines on the skyscrapers of Paris, and finally came to the spectacular cliffs and fjords of Norway.  Months of training led the Skyliners team to attempt their dream of complete freedom.  Free flight.

Being Elmo.


Puppeteering isn’t necessarily on one of my most respected professions list, but Jim Hensen and the minds behind Sesame Street have no doubt influenced tons of children around the globe (including myself).  That being said, I never really felt the need to look into what exactly it takes to create such characters, or the people who fill their shoes every time the camera comes on… Until my boy DeLuv showed me this video.