Urban Outfitters, VH1 Save the Music Collab Brought Attention To DC’s Street Style and Raw Talents


If there’s ever a moment when shopping at Urban Outfitters in Georgetown would be  a go-to option for the weekend, then it would be pretty dope if you’d chosen Saturday, March 25, 2017. Live entertainment and endless style inspirations was amongst everyone who entered the fast-fashion, hippie-like retailer on that day during the Urban Outfitters x VH1 Save the Music event.

This event was all in hopes to represent local artists from the Washington D.C area who possess raw talent and drive to take their talents to a broader arena.

Sponsored by VH1 Save the Music, an organization that primarily helps fund public schools with new musical instruments to students who are less fortunate, yet have the talent and ambition to become a star one day.

I was in the midst of it all, and captured moments that were incredibly breathtaking. There were crowds filled with inclusive vibes, culture and originality on another level.

As you can see, 90’s fashion is going no where no time soon. Millennials and now Generation X have given the honorable decade an upgrade…or two. Today’s style for the youth you are either rocking mom jeans, wide-leg pants, crop tops, and oversized  or outerwear that literally looks like it’s slipping off from your shoulders. It’s the new 90’s I can now say since I am an authentic 90’s child myself.

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“I always think of new ways to express myself each and every day,” said datrealdrummer (right). “I try to to tap into unlocking more character out of myself (as he sings Rae Sremmurd song “Unlock The Swag”)

The event lasted from 3-9 p.m., with performances from music group/company Last Niight, who helped pulled this event together thanks to artists, Niko; street performer, @datrealdrummer (Malike Stewart), soulful singer Saba Abraha and more.


“When the show goes on, it might be a another type of energy than what you’ve practiced,” datrealdrummer said. “But once I got in the door I just felt good vibes. Colors also play a part. Urban outfitters has some great color schemes, so it was really good to see colors match with good sound and music.”

According to DJ, knoimknot (co-owner of Last Night), approximately 3,000 attendees came out that day. Even people were watching from outside of the store near the display windows. Let’s just say it got really real.

Check out the video I created that practically captured overall what the event was looking like.

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