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      Fresh Dressed

      Released Jun 26, 2015 1h 24m Documentary List
      91% Tomatometer 35 Reviews 55% Audience Score 250+ Ratings The history of urban fashion from its start on cotton plantations to its spread to corporate America. Read More Read Less

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      Fresh Dressed offers an intelligent, entertaining overview of the fashion that helped define -- and spread -- a culture.

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      Jonathan Romney Observer (UK) The film offers a scholarly commentary on aspiration, self-projection and the street-level appropriation of couture exclusivity ... Rated: 3/5 Nov 1, 2015 Full Review Geoffrey Macnab Independent (UK) The fascination of Fresh Dressed lies in the inventive and revealing way it interweaves politics, music and sociology. This, it turns out, is much more than just a documentary about fashion. Rated: 4/5 Oct 30, 2015 Full Review Tara Brady Irish Times Jenkins' film is never explicitly judgemental, but it does point us toward the ideological switcheroo that governs all fashion. Rated: 4/5 Oct 30, 2015 Full Review Angus Batey NME (New Musical Express) The establishment has reasserted itself, but hip-hop's sense of style - always fluid - has never diminished. Rated: 4/5 May 18, 2021 Full Review Allen Almachar The MacGuffin Yes, it's about consumerism ... but Jenkins throws in just enough to keep our attention the entire way through. Rated: B- Jul 15, 2020 Full Review Victor Stiff Goomba Stomp From the film's opening moments until the final credits roll, Fresh Dressed authentically captures the spirit of hip-hop. Mar 30, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member I gave this a spin via Netfux Streaming, and I was impressed. You get a nice overview of hip-hop fashion and how the earliest designers started out using pieces of other designers clothing to deconstruct and rebuild to make their own pieces, then went mainstream with a certain urban lifestyle look. Worth a rental. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Tim G Some pretty spectacular footage. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/17/17 Full Review Audience Member I didn't know Karl Kani was a real person until i watched this. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Fantastic first half covering the origins of Hip Hop in the 5 boroughs, and it's style. How a desolate South Bronx gave birth to scratching, rap, breaking, graffiti and the distinctive fashion. Loses its way in the second half. Instead of covering gold chains, and African - influence it goes all economic Zoolander. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member great history lesson on contemporary Hip Hop & urban fashion. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Great access to creative people & good use of archive Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis The history of urban fashion from its start on cotton plantations to its spread to corporate America.
      Director
      Sacha Jenkins
      Producer
      Marcus A. Clarke
      Screenwriter
      Sacha Jenkins
      Distributor
      Samuel Goldwyn Films
      Production Co
      Mass Appeal
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 26, 2015, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 5, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 24m
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