The symbiosis between hiphop and fashion is a forever thing, so it’s always a good time to look back and beyond. Kunsthal Rotterdam has teamed up with guest curator and culture pusher Lee Stuart of global phenomenon Patta and HipHopHuis Rotterdam for a summer exhibition on hiphop’s major influence on fashion. Get schooled at ‘Street Dreams. How Hiphop Took Over Fashion’ from June 15 until September 15 2019.
Streetwear and hiphop have inspired high-fashion brands for the longest, ages before the houses were willing to cop to it (let alone collaborate with or credit anyone). As the leading (youth) culture of now, both on the charts and feeds, the expo will show the impact of international hiphop and its top brass as well as Dutch game-changers. Starting from the birth of hiphop culture in The Bronx of the seventies, the exhibition is set to feature the looks, singular codes and brazen power of the genre as well as highlight the trailblazers of then and now, the diehard community and the artists who shut down every fashion week. This is big and thrilling.
Street Dreams: How Hip Hop Took Over Fashion
June 15 - September 15 2019
3015 AA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Tuesdays - Saturdays (10 AM - 5 PM)
Sundays & holidays (11 AM - 5 PM)
Info & tickets via Kunsthal
Header image: Jamel Shabazz - ‘A Mother’s Love’ (1987)