Women’s Hip Hop Clothing/Urban wear first came to light in the 1980s when it was predominantly a style seen in America..but now since the start of the 21st century it has become more and more popular worldwide. Like all fashion trends, new styles have entered the melting pot…. and whereas men tend to wear the standard uniform of baggy low rise jeans and oversized tees…women do mix and match more!! Showing the navel is common, along with the piercing …by wearing sports bras under baggy shirts worn like a jacket, bikini tops, crop tops,tube tops,tank tops or cropped t -shirts. Then comes the trend along the lines of the men’s style – graphic tee usually accompanied by a hoodie and baggy jeans and, for winter, a padded puff jacket. Celebrities sporting this style include Missy Elliott ( who sports her baggy tees and baggy jeans with chunky shoes and expensive hats) and Tulisa ( especially in her music videos, with plenty of added bling). Celebrities such as L’il Kim and Foxy Brown have popularised glam high fashion hip hop styles, for example, Kimona Lee Simmons fashion line of Baby Phat. Nowadays, modern hip hop fashion also includes low rise skinny jeans, graphic tees, sportswear, basketball and skateboarding shoes, hoodies, leather jackets, polo shirts, baggy jeans, cropped/bikini tops and t shirts, and chunky bling jewellery.
I was pleased recently to review the t shirts from up and coming UK urban clothing company, High Flyers Clothing. This new company has a lot of designs and ideas up their sleeves to keep abreast evolving trends for both men and women!
As you can see from the photos, the t shirt modelled by Amy, look fabulous on! I was impressed with the quality of the t shirt – made from 100% Turkish Cotton, it is thick and soft to touch. There is no label on the neckline, which eliminates itchiness. The design itself isn’t printed – it is a heat applied transfer – the colours are vivid and I would advise using a cool iron (avoiding the design) after washing and line drying. I was impressed that the textile manufacturers used to make the t shirt are part of the Fairwear Foundation (www.fairwear.org) representing ethical trade and justice for workers. Prices are very reasonable, the quality of the clothing is high and they look good – what more could you ask for?
We are a clothing brand named Highflyers Clothing. We originally started as two people in the company but there are now three of us. Us three are known as Shaf, Sal, and Sumi. We all have different roles within the business, but we all share the same dream. We are equally as passionate about artwork; talking about artwork, this was one of the reasons we got together.
What gave you the inspiration for your t-shirt designs?
We all have different inspirations; to name a few that we all have in common would be the love for artwork. This includes any type of artwork such as the simplest design but catches the eye to the most creative art, which may have a bigger meaning behind it. The way we see it is that the designer presents his thoughts and image ideas onto a piece of paper. This for some is an easier way to express themselves than by words.
Have you any plans to expand your clothing range? What’s in the pipeline?
Yes. We have many plans to expand our clothing range. We are bringing out unique and different designs and making sure we stay different to other brands out there. We believe that to be unique amongst other clothing brands we will have to keep bringing out fresh ideas and concepts that have not been used before. What’s in the pipeline? Hmm ,we don’t want to give away too much but so you would have to wait and see…we are at the moment sponsoring a music artist called Liquidsilva who has worked with d12,who are a very well known Eminem’s group from the United States. Also we have a project in the pipeline with Don Mega from D-Block. Watch out for what’s to come…
To date, what has been your most popular item sold?
What’s your most favourite item in your collection?
We love them all so it is hard to pick which one is the best, but if we had to then it would be the teddy design. We are going to have just a teddy collection – so something for all our beloved followers to look out for.
Do you have any favourite shops or online sites (apart from your own site!!)?
We have a few…Big cartel, Karmaloop, Asos and Threadless come to mind first.
Boots Or Shoes…what do you guys like to see a lady wearing??!!
Links you would like to share e.g. website/Facebook etc
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Check out our online website: www.highflyersclothing.bigcartel.com
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Photo Credits: Adam Hobden Photography; High Flying Clothing
Model: Amy Hobden