As rhythmic and hypnotic as the old-school hip-hop-heavy soundtrack that supports it.
"Fresh Dressed" shines a light on the hip-hop fashion phenomenon, but it's not just about hip hop; it's about ambition and absorption and our need - black, white, brown, whatever - for authenticity.
The throwback elements of "Fresh Dressed" are probably enough for most people to thoroughly enjoy the film. But nostalgia only gets you so far, and I hungered for more sustenance.
Much of this film is told through interviews: Mr. Kani is fascinating and also funny; Mr. Combs is cocksure; and Kanye West is appealingly hyper.
Fashion is the primary focus of Sacha Jenkins' vibrant documentary on hip-hop style-and indeed, it leaves no Air Jordan or FUBU overall unturned.
[An] engaging history of hip-hop fashion ...
[A] lively documentary about the rise of hip-hop fashion ...
It's an interesting look at an often glossed-over aspect of the subculture - although the doc sags as it progresses into the mid-1990s and current modes of fashion.
A lively history of style, from the street to the stage.