There are many marks in urban fashion that have made it what it is – street style clothing that reflects on the wearer’s personality. The art of urban fashion is flooded with icons and colourful characters that have lead the way, and as far as blending art with entertainment and clothing, the urban clothing market continues to set trends with forward thinking fashion that makes real statements.
Beyond the likes of Jay-Z, Beyonce and P-Diddy who own their own fashion labels, there are many historic and iconic marks that have lead the urban fashion scene into where it is now. Urban fashion, street wear, skate clothing and surf wear was started far from the celebrity world of Los Angeles, however those celebrities have done extremely well by jumping on the fashion band wagon and increasing their own brands. That said, some of the founders of urban, street, skate and surf fashion have become celebrities in their own right, and have turned the world of fashion on its head. Urban fashion is fun, its exciting, its iconic and its inspirational.
We thought noting what makes urban fashion special, and highlighting today’s fashion icons would be rather interesting. Although we know its not just the people that wear urban trends that are essential to its success, its important to know where it began and you can read about that in our other pieces. But, as well as where it all started many of our readers like to know a little more about urban wear and where its inspiration comes from.
Just how art and fashion has been combined and how it was inspired by the pioneers of the urban styles available today is fascinating. People in the urban community do inspire the designers of the leading catwalks and fashion showcased on the red carpet.
Just visiting your nearest shopping centre will give you an insight into just how the hip-hop world influences today’s fashion. Much of what can be viewed on the high street has been inspired by celebrities and fashionistas all over the world.
Take American rappers like Kanye West, P Diddy and Jay Z and the models, singers and dancers that adorn their arms. Much of what you see in the shops is modelled on their wardrobes and you will probably reflect some of their personal style in your own clothing collections.
Signature styles are statement styles that make us what we what to present. By using fashion, you can make exude the personality that you want to. In terms of today’s fashion styles, the icons that wear them each have very individual signature styles. We can take ideas from icons and use them cleverly in our personal wardrobe collections. In terms of the clothing that is seen across urban fashion lines, it has taken us through decades of the entertainment and arts world and is set to continue taking inspiration from 21st century fashion icons across the world. It’s great to see trends evolving and returning after decades because they are, and were, so able to present ideal signature styling – no matter whether you like to wear formal or relaxed trends.
Urban fashion stems from important icons in the worlds history and movements in the fashion industry in years gone by. Whether it’s a little black dress, a glossy white pair of skate shoes or a bling bit of apparel you are looking at, no doubt it has taken inspiration from real people, fashionistas, icons.
In fact, call them what you want – we know that by blending art, entertainment and fashion seamlessly – the urban fashion community has created timeless style that can be customised as time passes by. So long as there are followers of street fashion, there will be urban, street and skate styles to enjoy.
Louisa loves the urban, street and fashion industry and regularly writes content surrounding these subjects. She also works for Clubnet Search Marketing as a professional copywriter.