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For my research based fashion collection, I was inspired by the positive impact that hip hop has made for black culture. Hip hop has made a strong influence on black culture in many ways by conscious rappers who use it. Like for example the song “Keep Your Head Up” by Tupac Shakur focuses on the fact that giving up shouldn’t be an option because there are brighter days to come. The messages in these songs promote empowerment, inspiration and positivity in the black community.

The collection is entitled “Uncensored” which consists of street/ sportswear garments that are heavily influenced by the hip hop aesthetic from the 90s on to the 2000s. The word “censored” is plastered on most of the CDs in the hip hop genre. I made a play on that and used the word “uncensored” to illustrate that the message will be seen and heard uncut and raw.

I expanded my collection from the research of the origins of hip hop to artist who consciously use this tool to promote positivity. I took inspiration from the silhouettes of the 90s era so my collection is contrast with oversizing and fitted garments. I also used vinyl adhesive strips along with laser cutting to develop my logo “UNCENSORED” that is on a couple of my garments.

The final collection consists of eight looks that have layering, laser cutting, with a nice mix of contrasting silhouettes with pulled inspiration from the nineties era.

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For my research based fashion collection, I was inspired by the positive impact hip hop has on black culture. Hip hop has strong influences on black culture in many ways. The messages in these songs promote empowerment, inspiration and positivity in the black community.

The collection is entitled “Uncensored” which consists of street/ sportswear garments that are heavily influenced by the hip hop aesthetic. Taking inspiration from the silhouettes of the 90s so my collection is contrasted with oversizing and fitted garments. I used vinyl adhesive strips with laser cutting to develop my logo “UNCENSORED”.

The final collection consists of eight looks having layering, laser cutting, with a nice mix of contrasting silhouettes with pulled inspiration from the 90s era.

Research Category

Art/Fashion

Author Information

Cara BarnesFollow

Primary Author's Major

Fashion Design

Mentor #1 Information

Ms. Chanjuan Chen

Presentation Format

Artistic Piece

Start Date

5-4-2018 1:00 PM

Research Area

Fashion Design

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Uncensored

For my research based fashion collection, I was inspired by the positive impact that hip hop has made for black culture. Hip hop has made a strong influence on black culture in many ways by conscious rappers who use it. Like for example the song “Keep Your Head Up” by Tupac Shakur focuses on the fact that giving up shouldn’t be an option because there are brighter days to come. The messages in these songs promote empowerment, inspiration and positivity in the black community.

The collection is entitled “Uncensored” which consists of street/ sportswear garments that are heavily influenced by the hip hop aesthetic from the 90s on to the 2000s. The word “censored” is plastered on most of the CDs in the hip hop genre. I made a play on that and used the word “uncensored” to illustrate that the message will be seen and heard uncut and raw.

I expanded my collection from the research of the origins of hip hop to artist who consciously use this tool to promote positivity. I took inspiration from the silhouettes of the 90s era so my collection is contrast with oversizing and fitted garments. I also used vinyl adhesive strips along with laser cutting to develop my logo “UNCENSORED” that is on a couple of my garments.

The final collection consists of eight looks that have layering, laser cutting, with a nice mix of contrasting silhouettes with pulled inspiration from the nineties era.