Kangol was an English company formed in 1983 and was most famously known for its hats. They produced different types of hats for workers, golfers and most known soldiers. These Kangol bucket hats became popular with the rich and famous back then with people like The Beatles, Grandmaster Flash and LL Cool J As seen […]
One popular style in the 80’s among African American men was the Jheri Curl. This hairstyle was made popular by Michael Jackson about the time his album Thriller was released and he appeared in videos for songs from the album. Another singer who sported a Jheri curl was Lionel Richie.
Wiz Khalifa at the studio with Busta Rhymes, Kendrick Lamar, Mac Miller for a collaboration with Pharell. Wiz Khalifa chooses to wear a cowboy/bowler hat with a vest and a shirt with African influenced prints. He accessories with gold and silver jewellery with black frames.
Biggie was famously known for his wordplay But was also constantly dressed stylishly. The younger generation may have only heard about this in his rhymes with references to various designer clothes and accessories. In this picture you see Notorious B.I.G wearing a multi-coloured sweater by COOGI who had been creating these from 1969 but it […]
The large, black frames with small metal detailing was the trademark look for group member, D.M.C. (a.k.a. Darryl McDaniels) and he paved the way for artists such as Jay-Z and Kanye West to rock the old-school oversized specs today.
Kanye West wearing a unbuttoned Celine shirt which is a traditional African influenced design, Balmain skinny jeans which are acid washed which are inspired from the 80’s where they were most prominent, Air Yeezy 2’s, and plethora of gold chains whilst headlining at Coachella Music show 2011.
Salt N Pepa was before Destiny’s Child and TLC and were prominent in the 80s. They’re styling was based around colourful coordinated clothing, rope chains, headgear, shoulder pads and rope chain. They also played a major part in making door knocker earrings a trend that everyone followed and keep up with till this day.