Hip Hop Fashion: Hip hop comes from the streets anyway. So of course hip hop fashion comes from the imagination of the streets. Hip hop fashion is an expressive fashion that allows the youth (particularly inner city youth) to express themselves in ways that allow them to feel free. Because Hip Hop art form is an expressive art that is rebellious in nature, the fashion trends that it provokes are just as rebellious in nature. When you see a kid sagging his jeans past his waistline, he is not trying to be polite. He is actually putting his middle finger up at the world. It’s that child’s release about all of the things that are wrong within his society or culture. You can say that he is “keeping it real,” and not pulling back any punches. No wonder Hip Hop quickly grew from an inner city music and culture to a music that children all around the globe would embrace.
When you see someone dressed in Hip Hop clothing, you can assume that they want to show their edgy side and embrace a fashion culture that is more daring. Maybe they want to show their attitude or just present a more care free nature. From tight skirts to sagging jeans, Hip Hop has become a mainstream in fashion which was embraced by such designers as Tommy Hilfiger, who admits it was accidental as well as highly profitable for him. Today Tommy Hilfiger is one of the most recognized mainstream lines of clothing.