By Leah Greenblatt
June 25, 2015 at 10:21 PM EDT
Jamel Shabazz

Fresh Dressed

B+
type
  • Movie

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. But the film smartly places those looks in a larger socioeconomic context, tracing the line from Sunday-best traditions in black churches to Bronx B-boys and beyond. Excellent archival footage forms the visual backbone, while designers, tastemakers, and topline stars (including Sean “Puffy” Combs, Kanye West, Nas, and Pharrell) bring talking-head knowledge. Midway through, the narrative gets a little bogged down in the details of retail; still, Fresh is a colorful, comprehensive trip. B+

Fresh Dressed

2015 movie
type
  • Movie
Genre
mpaa
  • Unrated
runtime
  • 82 minutes
director
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