April 26, 2014

CROSS COLOURS


Hey Dolls!!

I have a question, what are some of your favorite Fashionable Throwbacks?  Well I will be sharing a few of mine on the blog and today is my first post dedicated to it.  I can tie this directly to my love of fashion very easily.  If you’re anything like me, you can totally relate a particular era of time in your life by what clothes were on trend or in style during that time period.  One of my absolute favorites was the 90’s.  Sometimes during the 90’s, I wished that I was an adult so I could wear some of the styles in the 90’s that I didn’t get a chance to wear.  I could go on and on about that.  But, I’ll save that for another post.  In this post our first Fashionable Throwback will be CROSS COLOURS clothing.
I remember this brand being huge during my middle school years and I just loved it.  I was (and still am) a huge TLC fan and they wore tons of it, so that made me like it even more.  It was one of the first times I realized there was a clothing brand designed by an African American.  It wasn’t until later that I understood the meaning and symbolism in how the clothes were designed and the actual name brand:  Cross Colours. 
This unique brand of clothing, launched in 1989 created a fashion movement based around black youth with a message that promoted “clothes without prejudices”.  The creator Carl Jones used clothes to promote political and social messages like putting and end to gang violence and creating racial unity in the African American community and eventually others.  


Another thing that was so fabulous about the brands were the ads.  The models they chose always oozed sex appeal and style and I thought it was style genius.
Take a look at some of the flyest ways CROSS COLOURS was rocked back in the day.  It was such a cool time in fashion.  
About a week ago my best friend tagged me in a post on Instagram of Teyana Taylor and another young lady ricking a fabulous Cross Colours Leather jacket and I did some further fashionable investigating and it appears that Cross Colours has made a comeback!!  Guess who is here for it??? ME!!!! 
I will be looking for me some pieces that I can incorporate into my wardrobe and make them work for me and my style now.  I love it!!  If you’re interested in getting some Cross Colours pieces find them (here). 

*pictures via Google Images and Teyana Taylor's Instagram Account*

11 comments:

  1. Gurl! You couldn't tell me nothing when I rocked my cross colours outfits! When they came out with the girls body suits and daisy dukes... Man! I thought I was so fine! LOL! I wouldn't wear it again though.

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    1. LOL! Yes girl! It was truly the bomb back in the day. But there are a few pieces now that I may buy.

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