Bellargo partners with Brooklyn's renowned Streetwear Boutique, The Bar Boutique to release a Hip Hop inspired collaboration titled: "Hello Brooklyn".
Bellargo and Bar Boutique both have a long standing presence in the Streetwear and Hip Hop communities,sparking what’s sure to be a highly-anticipated collaboration, and comeback for Bellargo!
Since Bellargo is known as a Philadelphia Streetwear Brand, this collab will be dubbed as our tribute to Brooklyn's Hip Hop culture! The design ascetics in this release demonstrates both brands fashion prowess and hip-hop credentials.
This Limited Edition collaboration will be available exclusively online (10/20/18 at Midnight) and at The Bar Boutique.
The Brands will kick off the collaboration with a Pop Up Experience on Saturday October 20, 2018 in Brooklyn, NY.
And it wouldn't be in our true Hip Hop fashion if we didn't detail this release with an official Soundcloud Soundtrack! Click Here to tune in
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Specifically looking at more recent, menswear trends from 2017, the market really hasn’t changed much this year. Hype brands like Supreme, Palace and the likes are still dominate the streetwear market. Conglomerates like Vans, Adidas and Nike have played a massive part as expected. That only leaves a certain amount of room for new, original brands to set pace.
This year, we saw a lot of streetwear trends filtering down from high fashion and from the streets of Japan and China. We also saw a cycle of a few older trends from the 80’s & 90’s too.
Let’s take a look at some of the streetwear trends that are currently present in Bellargo's line-up, as well as some of the up and coming trends you can expect to see from us in the near future.
The 90’s revival is still going strong. Risk taking in men’s fashion has always been a little behind that of women’s wear. That’s why this year you've seen several streetwear brands emerge with nostalgic pieces that reference the early days of style. With Hip Hop being a driving force for Bellargo as a brand, we recently paid homage to the 90's, our favorite Hip Hop era with a Limited Edition Release subtly named: Welcome To The 90's.
Streetwear has always been about brands and messages, but more recently it has become minimalistic and modern. Consumers are starting to wear garments that are either completely blank, or only display a small printed/embroidered logo.
As naturals, nudes and neutral colors become more popular in Fashion, we've decided to move in the opposite direction of our normal "large branded logo" approach. In our new Fall 1 release, we aim to prove that wearing a basic, clean logo isn’t going to do you any harm. Check out our new basics collection.
So as you may (or may not know), I am a huge fan of Hip Hop. As a self labeled "Hip Hop Enthusiast", I found XXL's 20th Anniversary Special intriguing.
For the magazine's 20th Anniversary, they decided to release 20 Special Covers simultaneously. Now, I know you're probably thinking "ok - big deal"; but the interesting part are the artists selected to grace the covers. Twenty years of Hip Hop is a long span to cover, so I can only imagine that determining which artists makes the cover was mind rattling. Per the magazine's article they selected rappers "who’ve climbed to the top of their game, built a strong relationship with XXL over the years and/or maybe never had a solo cover before".
Moreover, they went on to state that "Celebrating 20 years wouldn’t be complete without these artists". Here's the 20 cover line up (drum roll please):
Now here's the reason I wrote this blog - LET'S DEBATE!
Personally, there's a few artist on the list in question. I am also unclear as to whether deceased rappers were intentionally not included (because that's the only logic for the absence of Big & PAC). However, I want to hear your thoughts.
Do you feel this line-up accurately represents 20 Years Of Hip Hop? Are there any rappers that were left out? Are there any rappers that you think should not have been on the list? (comment below)
When you think of Hip Hop, you can't help but to think of "The 90's". The 90's can be remembered for having some of the most memorable style staples, television shows, and even some of the best music to date.
A era which is often referred to as "the golden age of hip hop", it is noted for its innovation. It was the genre’s formative years and a time when it exhibited so much diversity. During that decade, it seemed that every new single reinvented the genre, according to Rolling Stone. Many of hip hop’s greatest artists were also in their creative peak. The era “witnessed the best recordings from some of the biggest rappers in the genre’s history”, according to AllMusic.
The 90's as a whole were a turning point for rap music. The decade introduced a large array of sub-genres that showed that rap could be more than just block party music, and that it could also have strong messages and themes (much to the chagrin of fans who were used to it just being "fun"). It also saw the growth in rap's popularity outside of New York City, or New Jersey (Like New Orleans, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Memphis, Houston, Cleveland, Detroit, and Flint Michigan, Miami, Chicago). And the rise of prosperous Hip-Hop record labels, resulting in what is arguably the climax of the Golden Age era. Incidentally, the late 80s/early 90s are also the period where rap started to grow outside of the United States, each country starting to develop its own specificities in its approach of the genre.
As a brand, Hip Hop is what drives us! So we decided to pay homage to our favorite Hip Hop era with a Limited Edition Release subtly named: Welcome To The 90's. Be sure to also check out our latest 90's inspired Soundcloud mix on: Bellargo Radio