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What Is Hypebeast? Who is Hypebeast?

Hypebeast In the interest of staying up-to-date with popular culture, I often encourage myself to learn new, hip words that are being used by the cooler members of society so that I can pretend like I fit in. This week, I stumbled upon the word "hypebeast," which left me asking the same question I'm sure many of you are curious about, as well: What is a hypebeast, exactly? I did a little digging to get to the bottom of the slang term; here's what I found out. First, let's turn to Urban Dictionary for some original definitions. A hypebeast or hype beast may be defined as follows: "A person who follows a trend to be cool or in style. A person who...

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Hip-Hop and Street Culture

What does the Hip-hop concept mean? There are probably images associated with the glamorous houses and cars of the popular singers. This is usually the sense of hip hop shown to the world. But hip-hop is an organization that supports the equality of the world. Infrastructure and starting point of hip-hop culture Hip-hop defends peace and equality with its story and its underlying philosophy. It presents humanity with peaceful principles and develops consciousness about them. In this respect, Hip-Hop is not a concept that represents the genres of music it takes into consideration. it is a discipline that is fed from many different fields as a culture in itself.There is a manifesto titled Hip-Hop Peace Declaration 18 and this manifesto...

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Streetwear and Hip Hop History

Hip Hop Influence on Streetwear Street clothing and Hip Hop history, from the 90s until today have grown together.The history of Streetwear and Hip-hop culture dates back to the beginning of the 80s. Adidas tracksuit, plenty of white T-shirts and bandanas. Young people on the streets of the Bronx were dressed in Streetwear style, even though they were not named. Until the beginning of the 90s street clothing was not the way we know it today. At the time Supreme was in a small store in New York and now it is the world's largest and most famous street wear brand. This is a trip that is really appreciated.   Can Streetwear Get so Popular Without Hip Hop ? Do...

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Where Did A Bathing Ape Streetwear Brand Get Its Name ? Why ?

Famous Streetwear Brand A Bathing Ape and It's Name   A Bathing Ape (ア・ベイジング・エイプ A Beijingu Eipu) (or BAPE) is a Japanese clothing brand founded by Nigo (Tomoaki Nagao) in Ura-Harajuku in 1993.   Origin of the Name  "I was spending my evenings with my friend Shin, when one evening we were watching a TV program called 'Yo!! Rap City', I told Shin that I was going to start a clothing line. Shin suggested we start it together. They Got Their Name from a Movie We thought more about it and one night we saw a movie called 'Planet of the Apes'. We liked it a lot. So much in fact, the next day we met up and decided to take some inspiration from it: we called our new brand...

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Why is Streetwear so Expensive?

Is Streetwear Really Expensive? In fact, Streetwear is not expensive at all. However, the concepts of expensive people may vary depending on the earnings. Therefore, let's put this aside.   Why is Streetwear Actually Cheap? For example, an elegant streetwear combination can be made for $ 50. However, if you want to be much more luxurious, you may have to give $ 1500 or more for the same look.  In fact, giving high sums to Streetwear is completely against the logic of streetwear. Because the output source of streetwear current; Street artists in California and New York.   Celebrities and What They Wear   On the photo: Kendall Jenner wearing streetwear. Skinny Jeans run in cost from $28 (Gloria Vanderbilt)...

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