Fashion is the primary focus of Sacha Jenkins’ vibrant documentary on hip-hop style—and indeed, it leaves no Air Jordan or FUBU overall unturned. But the film smartly places those looks in a larger socioeconomic context, tracing the line from Sunday-best traditions in black churches to Bronx B-boys and beyond. Excellent archival footage forms the visual backbone, while designers, tastemakers, and topline stars (including Sean “Puffy” Combs, Kanye West, Nas, and Pharrell) bring talking-head knowledge. Midway through, the narrative gets a little bogged down in the details of retail; still, Fresh is a colorful, comprehensive trip. B+
Genre: Documentary, History, Music; Director: Sacha Jenkins; Release Date Limited: 06/26/2015; Runtime (in minutes): 82; MPAA Rating: Unrated
Posted June 25 2015 — 6:21 PM EDT
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