50 YRS of HIP-HOP FASHION & STYLE: Pt.:2:KARL KANI.
Hello everyone out there , as always it’s good to see you, I’m back with another one. As I was saying in part one of this series, Hip-Hop has reached a major milestone this year , reaching its 50th anniversary. But it’s not only the art form of Hip-Hop that has reached its 50th anniversary but all the fashion and lifestyle that came along with it. The style and attitude that is Hip-Hop has also reached the same milestone. With that said, at the beginning of what is called the Golden Era of Hip-Hop from the late 80’s going into the early 90’s we saw the emergence of a different kind of designer , a designer that came with the power of relatability that made the brand they were designing relatable as well. In this case I’m talking KARL KANI , From the very moment that you first saw KARL KANI , You instantly thought or at least I know that I thought , that could very well be me or it could very well be you. He made fashion become something that you actually do or be apart of it no longer seemed untouchable or unattainable, in turn breeding a whole new crop of designers that gave you a whole new form of fashion that came to be known as streetwear.
I remember the first time I ever saw this vest that kind of started it all, for the KARL KANI brand in my fashionable opinion being worn on YO’ MTV RAPS , I didn’t know what it was or who made it , but I knew it was something that I wanted to have , not even being sure of what the KANI signature on the side even meant. Or even these adds that ran in magazines like VIBE , RIGHT ON , or THE SOURCE ,
not to tell you my age or anything. But if you fast forward from then up to now , the brand is still here , making it’s mark and maintaining it’s spot in streetwear , keeping its true esthetic only difference it’s graduated to a more high end look with richer looking materials elevating the brand and the look of the brand to a more street luxury look as opposed to being stuck in the look of what would be streetwear.
So in a nutshell the KARL KANI brand after all these years is still out there making noise having its presence felt, solidifying its position in fashion and streetwear. To shop the looks in today’s vlog/blog be sure to log onto http://www.karkani.com , http://www.shinola.com ,http://www.farfetch.com and http://www.mrporter.com . Just as reminder this is a Fashion/Style channel or vlog/blog intended to help you both enhance your personal style and wardrobe. If you are are still not sure how , feel free to contact me and we can talk about it ,(firstname.lastname@example.org) or (email@example.com ). Well there it is , it looks like we have just reached the end of yet another vlog/blog post , as always I hope you have enjoyed reading and viewing it as much as I enjoyed presenting it. I AM JMADDD STYLES and this has been 50 YRS of HIP-HOP STYLE & FASHION: Pt.2:KARL KANI. That’s it for now , so until the next time…I’M GONE…!!!…