by Stephen Garner
Misa with her daughter Madison Brim

To celebrate the global launch of The Remix: Hip Hop x Fashion on Netflix, MCM has teamed up with its global creative partner Misa Hylton to create ‘The Remix Shop by Misa Hylton,’ a specially-curated assortment of MCM styles.

The limited-edition assortment contains a mix of core and new arrivals from MCM’s autumn/winter ‘20 collection.

“With this assortment of my favorite MCM styles, I wish to express the importance of women as fashion forces and also show the key role that MCM has played in sharing our work with a wider audience,” said Hylton.

“MCM engages with an international community of creative minds from various backgrounds and disciplines,” added Dirk Schönberger, global creative officer at MCM. “Misa is one of those cultural pioneers. Our aim is to provide her with a platform and a voice to showcase her work and spread her message.”

As hip hop music was taking off in the late ’80s and ’90s, associated fashion trends and styles were also making their voice heard. And both were largely dominated by men. But as the voices of Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliot, and Lil’ Kim grew louder, so too did the influence of their female designers and stylists working behind the scenes.

The Remix: Hip Hop x Fashion takes a look at the journeys of fashion architect Misa Hylton and streetwear designer April Walker, among others, who grabbed a foothold in hip hop fashion and never let go. The film focuses on the cultural impact these talented women and Dapper Dan and Kerby Jean-Raymond have made in the fashion world, from iconic looks styled in influential music videos to their global cultural impact.