A new exhibition created in partnership by HipHopHuis and Patta brand director Lee Stuart has opened at Rotterdam’s Kunsthal in the Netherlands. Titled “Street Dreams: How Hiphop Took Over Fashion,” the exhibition celebrates hip-hop as a genre and its ever-expanding impact on fashion and art worldwide. Take a guided tour of the exhibition with Stuart in the video above.
Born in the Bronx, hip-hop has always carried a DIY mindset, a culture of originality and credibility. That essence is captured in “Street Dreams,” tapping into key moments and elements of the genre’s progression and influence over the last 50 years. This is done via style retrospectives, photography, and interviews with figures such as Virgil Abloh and Highsnobiety founder David Fischer.
Speaking about hip-hop’s evolution and growing cultural dominance, Stuart says it’s now “impossible to imagine our high streets without it. Many people are unaware of the huge influence hip-hop has on fashion, art, and our daily lives. It is a unique feat that we have managed to forge collaborations with world-class artists for this exhibition.”
“Street Dreams: How Hiphop Took Over Fashion” is open until September 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays to Saturdays, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays and public holidays. Visit the Kunsthal website or call +31-(0)-10-4400301 for more details.
Museumpark, Westzeedijk 341
3015 AA Rotterdam, Netherlands