Directed by Lisa Cortés and Farah X
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY 67 Minutes World Premiere
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.

—Deborah Rudolph

After the Premiere Screening: A special musical performance inspired by the film.
Documentary, Music, Fashion
About the Director(s)
Lisa Cortés is an Academy Award®–nominated producer and director. Her work has been distinguished by her commitment to empowering inclusive voices and for giving light to challenging, visionary stories.

Farah X is an award-winning director and editor. She has worked closely with music industry icons including Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, and Prince.

Film Info
Cast & Credits
  • Music Supervisor:
    Brooke Wentz
  • Cast:
    Misa Hylton, April Walker, Dapper Dan, Kerby Jean-Raymond
  • Executive Producer:
    Roger Ross Williams
  • Co-Producer:
    Hillary E. Cutter, Andrew Mer, Emil Wilbekin
  • Director:
    Lisa Cortés, Farah X
  • Cinematographer:
    Alice Brooks, Nausheen Dadabhoy, Jendra Jarnagin,
  • Story Editor:
    Mary Nittolo
  • Producer:
    Lisa Cortés
  • Additional Executive Producers:
    Nina Chaudry, Rita Shukhman
  • Editors:
    R.A. Fedde, Sarah Laties, Farah X
  • Supervising Producer:
    Alicia Levey, Adrienne Collatos
  • Music Composer:
    Wendell Hanes
  • Post Supervisor:
    Kwesi Collisson