MOMENTS | Meme: Dads Are The Original Hipster, Remixing and Rehashing the Styles of the ‘70s x the ‘90s

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Father’s Day is tomorrow, so in honor of all the dads and their classic dad fashions, we’re reposting our fondness for Dads are the Original Hipsters. It’s a pretty self-explanatory blog that features the dads from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s, all of whom were rocking the facial hair, thick-rimmed glasses, and the mix-and-match patterned clothing coveted by hipsters today. It’s kind of passé to make fun of hipsters, so we’re rehashing this meme #TBT out of love—mostly for the dads who were too cool before it was even a thing. Fashion and style are always taking cues from the past; the silhouettes from the ‘70s popped up again in the ‘90s, and in 2015, we’re still working through our ‘90s obsession. Here’s to the badass dads who killed it in their flannels, cycling caps and blasé attitudes.

MOMENTS | Mash-up: Sundance Darling ‘Dope’ Has an Experimental Trailer That Merges 8-Bit Animation with Film Footage

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Rick Famuyiwa‘s Dope was the big hit at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and the film just released its experimental trailer. The trailer is a seamless mash-up of psychedelic animation, social media, 8-bit video games and actual footage from the film. The mash-up nature of the trailer is a pretty accurate tonal representation of the film’s retro, ’90s hip-hop loving, and modern social media obsessed protagonist Malcolm (Shameik Moore). As Famuyiwa states, “We wanted it to look like something that would be created by Malcolm and his friends.” Dope is a coming-of-age-story set in Los Angeles’ Inglewood, though like most well made movies, there’s a little more to it than that.

MOMENTS | Best of: V-Day BAMIN Giveaway, Reality Bites ‘90s Styling, Dads are the Original Hipsters Meme, Giorgio Moroder x Kylie Minogue, Fresh Dressed Documentary

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Start your week out right with BAMIN’s (Build And Make It Now) run down of this week’s best moments in user-generated content, remixes, mash-ups, collaborations, and trends.

1. Build a bag to win a bag! Do something for you this Valentine’s Day. Let your creativity flow, and design and share a BAMIN bag for a chance to win one.

MOMENTS | Meme: Dads Are The Original Hipster, Remixing and Rehashing the Styles of the ‘70s x the ‘90s

We’ve curated the best of digital age-inspired creativity—from user-generated content, mash-ups, and remixes to collaborations between multi-disciplined makers.

Dads are the Original Hipsters is a pretty self-explanatory blog that features the dads from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s, all of whom were rocking the facial hair, thick-rimmed glasses, and the mix-and-match patterned clothing coveted by hipsters today. It’s kind of passé to make fun of hipsters, so we’re rehashing this meme #TBT out of love—mostly for the dads who were too cool before it was even a thing. Fashion and style are always taking cues from the past; the silhouettes from the ‘70s popped up again in the ‘90s, and in 2015, we’re still working through our ‘90s obsession. Here’s to the badass dads who killed it in their flannels, cycling caps and blasé attitudes.

February 05, 2015 by Robert Cordero

BAMIN NOTES | Trend: Mix & Match ‘90s Grunge the Way Winona Mix & Matches Her Men in Reality Bites

The ‘90s are still a permanent reference point for today’s fashion landscape because, let’s face it, it never truly left us. And given our forever obsession with THE ‘90s movie Reality Bites, we wouldn’t have it any other way. From our fondness for sentimental music to those so very grunge style moments (hello, pretty much everything Winona Ryder wears), Reality Bites hits that nostalgic sweet spot. All the slush in NYC has us feeling grungier than usual, and we’re indulging our very ’90s kind of mood by revisiting some of the best style—and musical—moments in Reality Bites.

MOMENTS | Mash-up: Mia Hansen-Løve’s Film Eden x ’90s x The French Touch

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Eden is award-winning French filmmaker Mia Hansen-Løve’s exploration of the origins and rise of “French Touch”—the garage style of house music that would define the ‘90s counterculture scene. The film is also a largely autobiographical piece about Løve’s older brother Sven Hansen-Løve, DJ and one of the pioneers of the French touch. As such, Eden is as a coming-of-age story for its protagonist Paul and his inner circle of friends, of which include his eventual collaborator Stan and most notably, Thomas and Guy-Man (Daft Punk before Daft Punk).

BAMIN NOTES | Trend: Fresh Dressed Documentary, the History of Hip-Hop Through The Lens of Fashion

Fresh Dressed: The Revolution Of Fashion Born On The Streets, a documentary that explores the evolution of hip-hop through the lens of urban fashion, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last weekend. Directed by Mass Appeal’s creative director Sacha Jenkins and co-produced by Nas, the film combines old-school video footage with insightful commentary from icons like Big Daddy Kane, Kanye West, and Pharrell Williams. Jenkins takes the viewer on a journey through the history of hip-hop and fashion; from the ‘70s South Bronx B-boys’ custom outfits to ‘80s hip-hop tailor of Harlem Dapper Dan’s remixed clothing to the ‘90s mainstream rise of urban sportswear and its on-going influence on the modern day.

MOMENTS | Acronym: The ‘H.E.R.’ In Common’s “I Used to Love H.E.R.” Stands For ‘Hearing Every Rhyme’


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In 1994, Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr., aka Chicago-born rapper Common, released his LP Resurrection, and his single  “I Used to Love H.E.R.” became one of hip-hop’s greatest recordings. ‘H.E.R.’ is an acronym for ‘Hearing Every Rhyme,’ which transforms the title of the song to “I Used To Love Hearing Every Rhyme”. The song samples its jazzy beats from ”The Changing World” by George Benson and is an extended metaphor that uses the degradation of a woman to represent the changes Common saw in hip-hop music in the ‘90s.

MOMENTS | Louise Alsop SS15, Gucci SS15, Fashion Intern Problems LFW, Kendrick Lamar “i”, Meadham Kirchhoff SS15 Reject Everything Zine


1. Louise Alsop SS15 was ‘90s ratchet at its best. The collection gave us neon Baby-G watches, bandana tops, spaghetti straps and cornrows.
2. The ‘70s aren’t about to quit either. The Gucci SS15 collection went full psychedelic groupie. 
3. Your weekly dose of humor via Fashion Intern Problems. The infinitely amusing blog takes on London Fashion Week.
4. Kendrick Lamar announced the first single, titled “i”, from his highly anticipated upcoming album.
5. Here’s a fantastic analysis of the feminist, punk and queer culture fanzine, Reject Everything, Meadham Kirchhoff distributed at their SS15 show.

MOMENTS | Link up: Malcolm McLaren and Pharrell’s Hat, Calvin Klein x Chief Keef, St. Vincent Covers Nirvana, Street Artist Borondo, Artist Joanne Greenbaum

Staying relevant on the go.
 

1. There’s no escaping Pharrell’s hat. It even has its own parody twitter account.  If you’ve ever wondered about the hat’s origins, Malcolm McLaren wore it first.
McLaren sought “the look of music and the sound of fashion” and brought us Duck Rock, the first album that combined hip-hop, world music and scratching.