Luxury lifestyle goods and accessories brand, MCM, announces The Remix: Hip Hop X Fashion documentary, to premiere at Tribeca Film Festival on May 2. The film traces the origins of fearless, full-color hip hop style and explores the women and male allies who have transformed fashion through hip hop.
From the Bronx to the runways of Paris, the film leads with the journey of renowned fashion architect and new Global Creative Partner at MCM, Misa Hylton, as one of the first stylists to meld streetwear with haute couture. The film delves into Hylton’s most recognized fashion looks with her muses including Lil’ Kim, Mary J. Blige and Missy Elliott. The documentary reveals the global cultural impact influenced by the fashion world with iconic fashion trends and styles from female designers and stylists working behind the scenes.
“MCM is honored to partner with Tribeca Studios and the talented Co-directors of this documentary Lisa Cortés and Farah X. We are proud to bring to light this story that has never been told about the incredible women who have had such a significant influence on the cultural landscape,” said Patrick Valeo, MCM President, The Americas.
Supported by MCM and created in partnership with Tribeca Studios, The Remix: Hip Hop X Fashion documentary is produced and co-directed by Lisa Cortés, the Academy Award–nominated producer of Precious and The Apollo and co-directed by renowned film editor and director Farah X whose clients include icons such as Prince and Mariah Carey.
“As storytellers, the intersection of Hip Hop and Fashion presents a unique lens to examine the continuously evolving journey of Black creativity. For so long, we have culturally ignored what people of color contribute to the zeitgeist and that has to change. We felt it was important to shine a light on these creators and innovators, especially women, and what they have brought to the fashion world over the years,” said Co-directors Lisa Cortés and Farah X.
The film examines works by legendary streetwear designers highlighting April Walker, along with key voices behind the cultural movement including: Music Icon, Mary J. Blige, Artist, Yoon Mi-rae, Vogue UK Publisher, Vanessa Kingori, Designer, Kerby Jean-Raymond, Designer, Dapper Dan, Founder of Highsnobiety, David Fischer, W Magazine Editor-in-Chief, Stefano Tonchi, Style Director of ELLE Magazine, Nikki Ogunnaike, Professor at Parsons and Critic at The Cut, Rhonda Garelick, Hip Hop Historian, Michael Holman, Stylist and Vintage Clothing Dealer, Gabriel Held, TV & Radio Personality, Bevy Smith, Mimi Valdes and many more.
Following the premiere, MCM will host an exclusive concert paying homage to the evolution of hip hop and fashion with a special performance by one of hip hop’s founding women.