New York, NY (PressExposure) August 06, 2009 -- Mention the word âhip-hopâ and two things come to oneâs mind â music and fashion. Hip-hop has transcended the music scene, inspiring several fashion styles like street wear and urban clothing. The fast evolution of urban clothing has given birth to a wide variety of styles. Urban clothing has become a common fashion style even among people you meet on the streets.
The fashion style has gone beyond big jerseys and baggy jeans. Different brands and designers like akademiks, sean john, and rocawear have sprouted like mushrooms to meet the growing demand for more choices when it comes to urban clothing. Below are some of the top urban clothing brands in the market.
Rocawear â A clothing brand founded by the popular hip-hop artist Jay-Z and Damon Dash, an African-American label executive. Rocawear carries different lines like included children, juniors, socks and sandals, leather suede and fur outerwear, handbags and belts, lounge wear and big & tall, headwear, jewelry, and sunglasses. It is reported to receive $700 million annually.
Sean John â This brand is again, founded by a hip-hop artist, Sean John Combs, also known as âDiddyâ in the music scene. Because of its revolutionary clothing line styles and trends, the sean john clothing line was nominated for the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Award for Menswear Designer of the Year in 2000 and another in 2004.
akademiks â This urban clothing brand is popular with the devotees of hip-hop music and fashion. It was founded by Donwan Harrell, who thinks that denim or jeans are the best pieces of clothing. akademiks became popular in 2001 when the brand was featured on the song by rapper Fabolous.
Apple Bottoms â Another clothing brand founded by an American rapper and entrepreneur. Nelly introduced the brand with the statement âa woman should not try to fit the clothes; the clothes should fit the womanâ. Apple Bottoms specializes in providing a way for plus sized women to wear fashionable clothing lines.
Baby Phat â Kimora Lee, a famous American model and author, founded this clothing line. It specializes in urban womenâs clothing lines such as apparels, accessories for phones, jewels, and shoes.