The awards circuit moves from movies to music, with the airing of the 64th Grammy Awards. Ahead of the red-carpet extravaganza, here’s a look at how musicians have approached fashion week street style.
Past tributes to Virgil Abloh have described him as a “genius,” “visionary,” and “the meaning of fashion itself.” So when the Grammy Awards memorialized Abloh over the weekend as a “hip-hop fashion designer,” those familiar with his body of work were understandably upset.
When fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger launched his eponymous brand in 1985, his goal was to sell more than just clothes—he wanted to market a lifestyle. Now a major name whose signature polos and bold color schemes are etched in pop culture, Hilfiger certainly succeeded. But there’s no denying he had help from some of hip-hop’s biggest players along the way.
In 1980, the Sugar Hill Gang brought hip hop to the mainstream with "Rappers Delight." But as the founding generation gets older, they decided that they needed to enshrine that history — and tell it to future generations.
At the heart of Harlem, inside Malcolm X’s old house, are the minds behind bespoke hip hop fashion. At Harlem Haberdashery, 5001 Flavor founder Guy and Sharene Wood creates customized clothes for A-list celebrities like the Notorious B.I.G.