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Interview With Fashion Killa Author Sowmya Krishnamurthy

  • October 12, 2023

Entertainment journalist Sowmya Krishnamurthy’s new book Fashion Killa: How Hip-Hop Revolutionized High Fashion arrives on shelves Tuesday, October 10th, 2023 and BOSSIP chatted with her about the project which was three years in the making!

Fashion Killa: How Hip-Hop Revolutionized High Fashion

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Sowmya Krishnamurthy Says Her Book ‘Fashion Killa’ Was Inspired By An Article She Wrote

The book is a must read for fans of fashion and hip-hop alike and goes far beyond anything that existed in libraries or museums previously. Truly an incredible reference guide for any student of style who is interested in how the rap genre and its stars have shaped trends over the last five decades, Krishnamurthy revealed the. motivation behind writing the book arose while she was researching an article years ago.

“The origin was an article I had done for XXL a couple years prior and it was maybe 2000 words and as I was doing the research,” Krishamurthy told BOSSIP. “I interviewed A$AP Ferg and stylists who worked with Travis Scott, Misa Hylton and people like that. I was really surprised to see that there was no book on the subject, because I tried to look for it and there wasn’t anything very comprehensive. There were coffee table books, those type of things but no one had really dug into the material. I sort of put that on on the back burner but when it came time to think about what I wanted for my first book project, I really wanted it to be something important showcasing subject matter that maybe hadn’t been, especially within the hip-hop space. So it just made total sense to write this book. It’s pretty great because it’s a 50 year retrospective that starts in 1973 and ends in 2023 so it really is that full 50 years of hip

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