R-evolving Style: Hip Hop's Influence on 80s and 90s Fashion

Posted on 08 January 2016

Music and fashion have always gone hand in hand throughout history. For instance, the 80s iconic Kangol hat can largely attribute its success to hip-hop artist LLCool J; he was one of the first people to be seen wearing this item.

In addition, the strong influence of sports brands intensified during the 80s, especially Adidas, Nike and Jordan; these were staples in a hip hop artist's wardrobe. The sporty/baggy chic look became a norm for artists during the 80s and is still very popular throughout the art world and general public. The 80s were also the beginning of wearing workplace shoes and clothes like Timberlands and Carhartt Jeans as everyday wear. This is further evidence of the influence this era has on today’s society. 


A key point in the intersection between hip hop and fashion occurred when Russell Simons launched the Beastie Boys.They played a pivotal role in bringing hip-hop to the mainstream and had a large influence on fashion which is still evident today. For instance, Mike D helped found X-Large, which was, and still is a very influential street wear brand.

The 90s also had a strong influence on fashion, largely because of hip-hop's wide appeal; there was a strong transition to the homeboy look.  This was portrayed with classic men’s wear and a strong emphasis on a specific statement piece.  With these looks also came color and a lot of it. This colorful look was strongly influenced by artists like TLC; these ladies loved to mix colors and patterns to add to their youthful look.


 Also during the 90s artists and producers like Russell Simmons, Jay-Z, and Sean Combs adopted the sophisticated gangsta look which brought color and high-fashion dress together. This was the beginning of hip-hop artists' adoption of a more mainstream glamorous image.


The effect that these artists had on fashion was so influential that you can still see these fashion trends over 20 years later in today’s fashion and on today’s music artists, clearly showing that these eras will never go out of style.

Unfaded Era Team

More Posts


  • valudo: January 17, 2021

    limited travis lewis youth jersey detroit lions 50 home light blue nfl kansas city royals gold hats las vegas history of air max 97 billig 2012 new nfl jerseys atlanta falcons 11 julio jones grey shadow jerseys nike zoom pegasus 35 turbo barely grey billig kd 11 navy billig
    valudo http://www.valudo.net/

  • lavika: January 16, 2021

    elite t.j.graham mens jersey buffalo bills 11 home royal blue nfl nike nfl baltimore ravens 55 terrell suggs elite women white road jersey sale air jordan 6 bianca cemaschiot new balance mrl996 km grau new york jets hat amazon for cheap new balance mens flash running shoes billig
    lavika http://www.lavika.net/

  • stringwise: January 15, 2021

    ah8050 nike price billig nike sb blanco melvins elite carlos rogers mens jersey oakland raiders 27 road white nfl game jordan cameron youth jersey miami dolphins 84 home aqua green nfl nba jerseys denver nuggets 11 andersen blue jerseys new balance abzorb 999 white
    stringwise http://www.stringwise.net/

  • revess: January 14, 2021

    michael jordan the nike raiders 72 donald penn white mens stitched nfl new elite jersey mens boston bruins 24 terry oreilly 1981 82 white ccm vintage throwback jersey mlb boston red sox authentic on field game 59fifty cap year nike kobe ix noir blanc laser crimson women nhl jerseys washington capitals 8 alex ovechkin 2015 winter classic red jerseys
    revess http://www.revess.net/

  • nogodband: January 13, 2021

    jordan 6 rings svart hvit red laser air jordan 7 white metallic silver nike air max 1 ultra moire red svart nba jerseys san antonio spurs 20 manu ginobili camo revolution 30 swingman jerses nike air max 97 pale pink violet ash billig air jordan 1 blu and bianca
    nogodband http://www.nogodband.net/

  • sandmanagement: January 12, 2021

    emerald jordan 11 low billig 2012 new nfl jerseys detroit lions 81 calvin johnson grey vapor elite jerseys limited ryan mundy mens jersey chicago bears 21 road white nfl free cookie monster knit hat pattern vector nike free og 14 cool grau elite gale sayers womens jersey chicago bears 40 home navy blue nfl
    sandmanagement http://www.sandmanagement.net/

  • saddlerscreek: January 11, 2021

    womens san francisco 49ers 7 colin kaepernick gray gridiron gray limited jersey nike herre zoom kobe venomenon 4 basketballe sko nike air max 1 space azul blanco jade vintage nike chaussures new york yankees fathers day hat for uk nike sb dunk high polarized blue
    saddlerscreek http://www.saddlerscreek.net/

  • wortvoll: January 10, 2021

    converse fur shoes billig 2013 new nfl jerseys baltimore ravens 82 torrey smith black impact limited with hall of fame 50th patch jerseys elite domenik hixon youth 1940s throwback jersey chicago bears 87 alternate navy blue nfl nfl bears knit hat giveaway jordan retro 5 fresh prince of bel air billig 2012 new nfl jerseys san francisco 49ers 7 colin kaepernick elite grey shadow jerseys
    wortvoll http://www.wortvoll.net/

  • mepriestley: January 09, 2021

    adidas originals zx flux nps grigio oakland as titleist hat 07 nike air perce 1 powder blu nike air jordan 6 vi retro schwarz asics gel contend blanc noir bleu nike air force command black and white
    mepriestley http://www.mepriestley.net/

  • sandmanagement: January 08, 2021

    limited travis lewis youth jersey detroit lions 50 home light blue nfl kansas city royals gold hats las vegas history of air max 97 billig 2012 new nfl jerseys atlanta falcons 11 julio jones grey shadow jerseys nike zoom pegasus 35 turbo barely grey billig kd 11 navy billig
    sandmanagement http://www.sandmanagement.net/

  • rudewrap: January 07, 2021

    game marcus sherels mens jersey minnesota vikings 35 home purple nfl nike roshe run trainers svart solo jordan 10 4th of july billig puma mens icra trainer l sneakers billig boston red sox bobble hat template nike hommes roshe run casual baskets from finish line
    rudewrap http://www.rudewrap.net/

  • truemailer: January 06, 2021

    23 elite arian foster houston texans mens jersey nfl team road two tone retro 4 red black billig adidas samba hommes argent red miami dolphins hat game nike air max 2014 maschio tutti blu nike kd 6 azul crab
    truemailer http://www.truemailer.net/

  • vtracauto: January 05, 2021

    limited travis lewis youth jersey detroit lions 50 home light blue nfl kansas city royals gold hats las vegas history of air max 97 billig 2012 new nfl jerseys atlanta falcons 11 julio jones grey shadow jerseys nike zoom pegasus 35 turbo barely grey billig kd 11 navy billig
    vtracauto http://www.vtracauto.net/

  • eurowalls: January 04, 2021

    adidas ultra boost star wars billig air jordan 6 sakuragi svart nike roshe run team rouge sail release date adidas nmd noir blanc lebron soldier 12 weartesters billig adidas gazelle rst nero
    eurowalls http://www.eurowalls.net/

  • climpact: January 03, 2021

    adidas originals superstar silver toe new balance 997 grey green nike free 5.0 volt hvit svart nike san francisco 49ers 87 dwight clark 2015 new style black game jersey kyrie 5 spongebob japan billig new stephen currys shoes
    climpact http://www.climpact.net/

  • miratelimagen: January 03, 2021

    junior nike blazers nero and bianca atlanta braves hat giveaway in 2017 jordan cp3 x ae mennns blue jordan 1 flight 3 hvid low nike air force 1 low 08 billig nike air max 360 ii
    miratelimagen http://www.miratelimagen.net/

  • gelbett: January 02, 2021

    elite ishmaaily kitchen womens jersey cleveland browns 67 road white nfl game jay novacek mens jersey dallas cowboys 84 home navy blue nfl air max tn 270 billig nike air max 90 mennns sko svart hvit 4050 sf new era cap billig nike air max infrarot
    gelbett http://www.gelbett.net/

  • revess: January 01, 2021

    men nike new england patriots 58 tracy white game navy blue team color nfl jersey sale air jordan 11 retro gs billig adidas nmd r1 sort red hvid sixers beanie hat for eu nike air presto blanc pure platinum nike air max 2015 sky blau green nk775 l
    revess http://www.revess.net/

  • entrenoe: December 31, 2020

    onitsuka tiger mexico 66 sort and grey pittsburgh pirates slouch hat set items nike air max 95 360 gray limited lesean mccoy mens jersey philadelphia eagles 25 vapor grey nfl adidas y 3 mujeres negro jordan xx8 se hvit and gull
    entrenoe http://www.entrenoe.net/

  • learndslr: December 30, 2020

    nike air force 1 braun adidas high top white limited jim brown womens jersey cleveland browns 32 alternate orange nfl nike minnesota vikings 14 chuck foreman purple elite jersey mark sanchez jersey new york jets 6 women green game jersey nike nfl jersey sale nike vapormax crimson red billig
    learndslr http://www.learndslr.net/

Leave a comment

Search our store