Let us get it out here first: there is no exact way to describe “urban fashion.” For some, the term means hip-hop-inspired fashion. It is just what is hot for others in the city and the clubs. Many individuals consider urban style to be whatever young people wear. There is real history, though, of what is now called urban fashion.
- Where did ‘Urban Fashion’ start?
Women preferred to wear shorter skirts and peep-toe shoes in the ‘Jazz Age’ of the 1920s, suitable for dancing the Charleston and other showy moves in dance halls. World War I had just finished, and while jazz music took off, the stricter styles of the 1800s started loosening up for males and females. Men’s suit designed relaxed and became more decorative informality. Footwear for men got fancier, and among urban dwellers, new standards of style were set.
In the 1940s, with zoot suits, urban styling …