A Review of LFW 2016 Highlights

True to British form - the weather was a little over cast, but nothing would stop the hype surrounding London Fashion Week. The atmosphere was definitely unexplainable in the capital that has inspired the collection of Foxberry Boys and brought many fashionistas from around the world together to inspire one another and to pay respect to the craft of talented designers.

So we decided immerse ourselves in the atmosphere, connect with fashion enthusiasts on the streets of London who dare to break boundaries in social conceptions of dress code and support the well known designers and those upcoming coming through University and start ups.  

The demand for menswear is booming and it's all due to the rise of style smart consumers, for whom are more likely to buy accessories to give their outfit that personalized touch. 

Therefore Foxberry Boys decided to mingle with, and check out the cap game of the street fashionistas and the talented catwalk designers showcasing their accessory collection.

With very little time to stop and eat, we visited Carnaby Street, Brewers Street Car Park, Grand Connaught Rooms and London Spitafields Market. Inspired by some talented artwork and craft, for me Allan Vos luxury underwear and Victor Wong sunglasses collections were my favourites. Victor Wong sunglasses collection was definitely a firm favourite. The contrast between the garments and eyewear. The designs had edge, the collection was presented to seamless precession to music and the models wearing the eyewear were carefully chosen to represent the look. 

 FOXBERRY BOYS LONDON FASHION WEEK SCHEDULE

13:00: C A R N A B Y S T R E E T

The Giveaways courtesy of VANS

13:30: B R E W E R  S T R E E T  C A R P A R K

The Street Style fashionistas

14:30: G R A N D  C O N N A U G H T  R O O M S

The Designers, Guests and Models

15:00: C A T W A L K

The Show

Allan Vos - Netherlands | AMIS Design - UK | Victor Wong - UK

18:30: S P I T A L F I E L D S

Topshop hosted their first ever pop up in the old Spitalfields market area. Topshop offered a revolutionary fashion walk experience which the fans were given the chance to get there hands on Topshop Unique Collection straight from the runway.  This catwalk show saw one of our FXB Fans Talia Storm make a guest appearance. It was phenomenal to see her come out and support more fashion creatives. #shopFOXBERRYBOYSonline for The Red Original Foxberry Boys snapback

Straight out of Foxberry Road

London, SE4

London, SE4

Yesterday I got to see the film 'Straight Outta Compton' at the Odeon cinema at my local neighbourhood and although I am know expert film critic I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it and I would definitely give the film a 5 star rating. 

In the movie there is a scene backstage where DJ Yella is chastised by Easy E before a concert because he is wearing a yellow vest. The N.W.A colour scheme was black and silver like their football team, LA Raiders. This was crucial. It was as much a part of their star power, as tracks that expressed the blistering anger of young black men on the streets of LA in the eighties. Like N.W.A, Foxberry Boys knew the power of image and branded themselves creating the fox logo to represent the name which derived from Foxberry Road, London, SE4.

NWA’s monochrome streetwear has even influenced how young men dress now. Inspired by contemporary rappers who are also style influencers such as Drake and ASAP Rocky.  The great thing about NWA’s look is how easy it is to put together. That’s probably the thing that made them, a group of kids with little disposable income for designer clothes, do it in the first place. One Snapback (Foxberry Boys) white T-shirt (Topman) and a pair of black jeans (Topman) and you’re sorted.

It’s hard to put into words how I really like this movie. But I would recommend that if you like rap or just want a piece of a history lesson, this movie is it. It takes in every aspect of the essential roots of these men from Compton into what rap has become in our society. It’s real. It’s powerful. It’s a must-watch.

History of the Snapback

Welcome to The Diary of the Original Foxberry Boys and our first blog on the history of the Snapback hat.

The Snapback trend started in the 1990’s in the USA, urban areas such as New York and Los Angeles were the main birthplaces. The style was adopted by some of the biggest Rap artists and RnB music groups of that era and the trend has been growing ever since. In the early stages the Snapbacks were used to represent the two coasts of America. West coast people such as N.W.A, wore hats that represented the Los Angeles suburb of Compton. On the other side of the country, groups such as Mobb Deep wore hats that had New York boroughs stitched on such as Brooklyn and Queens. I think it would be hard pushed to find someone who does not own a Snapback in this day and age. Everyone now is wearing and collecting Snapback hats, matching them with their clothes, and looking fresh.

Snapbacks have stayed at the top of one of the most purchased fashion accessories as fashion icons such as Jay-Z, Beyonce; Boyz II Men, Chris Brown; David Beckham, Jodeci and P Diddy to name a few have been wearing them.

The youth culture and hip hop fashion have popularized the Snapback, although it is now popular among many other groups and ages. Snapbacks are far less expensive than fitted baseball caps and have become increasingly trendy in the urban fashion industry. 

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