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The Remix: Hip Hop X Fashion Unclassified 18+

“The Remix: Hip Hop x Fashion highlights the hidden female figures that have curated and shaped hip-hop’s dynamic streetwear and ultimately swayed the entire fashion industry.” – Vibe

Hip-hop and fashion have always gone hand in hand, but – as highlighted in previous MIFF-screened films such as Fresh Dressed (2015) and Wild Style (2018) – so often the focus has been on the men. The Remix: Hip Hop X Fashion flips that script to shine a spotlight on two unsung but incredibly influential women: stylist Misa Hylton, who was responsible for many of the iconic looks worn by Lil’ Kim, Missy Elliot, Mary J Blige, Diddy and more; and streetwear designer April Walker, whose Walker Wear designs have clothed the likes of Jay-Z, Tupac, LL Cool J and Notorious BIG. Combat boots, hoodies and baseball caps? That was Hylton. Tupac’s 1992 Above the Rim camo outfit? Walker’s.

Oscar-nominated director and producer Lisa Cortés and award-winning director Farah X also turn their cameras on men of colour such as rising star Kerby Jean-Raymond and current Gucci collaborator Dapper Dan, whose bespoke Harlem boutique was once sued into the ground by Fendi and other luxury labels. But the heart of The Remix: Hip Hop X Fashion is the women’s stories, ensuring the film is a buoyant reclamation, and celebration, of women’s voices within a space that has traditionally overlooked or appropriated them.

“An excellent reminder … When it comes to fashion in hip hop, women aren’t behind the men, they’re styling them – inextricable from their public identity. Even if the public has no idea.” – Revolt

Tickets

9851
Sat 17 Aug 4:00 pm [9851]
Hoyts 11 Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Past event
This session is bookable on a pass

To book a wheelchair space or to advise of other access requirements, please contact Box Office on (03) 8660 4898 or email boxoffice@miff.com.au
Featured Subjects
April Walker, Dapper Dan, Kerby Jean-Raymond, Misa Hylton
Directors
Farah X, Lisa Cortés
Producers
Lisa Cortés, Roger Ross Williams
Cinematographer
Alice Brooks, Jendra Jarnagin
Composer
Wendell Hanes
Editors
Farah X, R.A. Fedde, Sarah Laties
Premiere Status
Australian Premiere
Format
Digital

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