(Wednesday, July 22, 2020) In the middle this new normal, it is refreshing to witness Netflix’s continued commitment to add more urban content to their digital stream platform. I just wrapped watching one of the best documentaries produced shining light on the real black influencers behind the iconic culture shift in style and fashion through the art of music straight from the heart of the big apple.
This new documentary recently released on Netflix , The Remix: Hip Hop X Fashion profiles Black image architects in the fashion industry who truly transformed the runway and made hip hop a trans cultural global phenomenon. It is apparent in any context creativity is in the DNA of black people. We can turn trash into a treasure. These gifted men and women on top or underground made history that even to this day many fashion stylist and designers seek to recreate those signature looks with a twist.
The documentary capitulates the true essence of how style has traveled through music. Listening to the narratives of many understated black legendary engineers in fashion such as: Misa Hilton, Dapper Dan, Bevy Smith, April Walker in combination with today’s emerging history makers Kerby Jean-Raymond, Claire Sulmers and more; Black people are the real style curators. We have a long ways to go, but the beauty in the conversation is that change is indeed happening. More opportunities is being afforded to black fashion influencers to not only be present, but be part of the decision making process at the table.
Misa Hilton from her youth was a black visionary dreaming in color and has been in the background for many years styling some of the world’s top musical celebrities and executives. Finally, she steps forward candidly sharing her journey in hopes to influence the present and next generation of fashionista’s to achieve greater success. Within the document, many of the black female narrators spoke expressively with no filter about their destain for the years of rejection and having to be invisible in order for their brand to be seen by the mass populous.
What’s remarkable? Truth is finally coming to the light. I promise, this is one documentary shedding light in otherwise dark spaces to illuminate the ingenuity of black men and women signature contribution to fashion.
Netflix’s The Remix is a modern day Black History Moment and the power of the black social media mofia (lol).
The perfect Netflix and chill documentary!