The History of Fresh weekender

Celebrate the history of hip-hop fashion with a weekender of fashion and music events

DO you remember Kangol hats? Is there a pair of Cazal shades lurking in the depths of a drawer, or some funky, fat-laced Adidas in the wastelands of your wardrobe?

If so, the History of Fresh weekender, on 24 to 25 October, is going to tug at your memory and your heartstrings.

Organised by events company We Are Parable, the weekend programme is designed to celebrate and chronicle the history of streetwear and its relationship with popular culture, both at home and in the USA.

It kicks off on 24 October with a screening at the Rio Cinema, Dalston, of Sundance Festival favourite ‘Fresh Dressed’. The documentary draws on a rich store of archive material, music and interviews with hip-hop greats like Pharrell Williams, Kanye West and Sean Combs to piece together the history of hip-hop and its relationship with fashion. 

It is followed by a panel discussion with some of the UK’s most influential streetwear experts. Ticket holders can then do the running man over to London Fields Brewery for an event billed as ‘an immersive night of fashion and music’, showcasing some of the UK’s newest talent. 

The fresh fun continues into Sunday with a ‘Dressed UP’ event at Juno Bar, Shoreditch, where you’re invited to dress your freshest and dance to some classic hip-hop. Better dust off those Hammer pants...