DEEP ELLUM -- Fresh dressed or dressing fresh. However you rock it, making a statement with what you wear says a lot about who you are, especially in the hip-hop community.
From big gold chains to Adidas, to baggy pants, to sneakers to grills -- the history of hip-hop fashion is as prominent as the music itself. And now it’s inspired a documentary, Fresh Dressed, which features cameos from major moguls in the game, including Diddy, Pharrell and Yeezy.
These days it’s clear the culture has made an impact all over the nation and even the world. But what does it mean to be fresh dressed right here in the Triple D?
"To be fresh dressed, it's like a translation of the confidence in yourself,” Brandon Ayala said. Ayala is the owner of Epocha Men’s Shoe Boutique in Deep Ellum.
"When you're fresh it's because you're at 100. You're feeling good about yourself. You're winning. If you're in hip-hop, especially if you're in the b-boy scene and all of that, it's about looking like an individual. Not biting anybody else's style. Creating your own," Ayala said.
Fresh Dressed is set to hit theaters from New York to Los Angeles on Friday. Here in Dallas, you can catch it on Vimeo.
If you’re still a little leery on what it means to be "fresh dressed," just look inside yourself. Do and wear whatever makes you feel good!