Street Dreams

How Hip-Hop took over and transformed fashion, at the Kunsthal, Rotterdam.

Written by Craig Berry
Designer & Writer

Janette Beckmann – Slick Rick (1989)

“Creativity is the essence of hip-hop, and fashion services as a connecting element. Even though you may have been born a pauper, you can still look like a million bucks”.
Lee Stuart on hip-hop culture.

Rotterdam residents dressed as Flava Flav (Public Enemy), Run DMC & Tyler the Creator (Odd Future)
Rotterdam residents dressed as Easy E (NWA), Snoop Dogg & Beastie Boys
Rotterdam residents dressed as Nicki Minaj, Migos & LL Cool J
Rotterdam residents dressed as Salt ’n’ Pepa, Lil Pump & Outkast
Janette Beckmann Hip-Hop Photographs 1980s: Chuck D (Public Enemy), Dr. Dre (NWA) & LL Cool J
Jameel Shabazz Hip-Hop Photographs 1980s: Various streets shots in New York
Dana Lixenberg Hip-Hop Photographs 1990s: A Tribe Called Quest, Biggie Smalls with P. Diddy & Lil Kim
Byron Hawes – Drop
Complex – Sold Out: The Underground Economy of Supreme Resellers

Don’t call it a comeback, I’ve been here for years.