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Hip-Hop Influence in Iran's Underground Fashion Culture

Now for an international spin on SkiMaskWay, we go to Iran, where hip-hop culture goes hand in hand with the country's burgeoning fashion culture.

In a society where women and men are restricted in the amount of skin they can show in their everyday apparel, a trend of secret fashion shows is growing, with hip-hop music and themes as a backdrop to their presentation. Models come in from around the world to walk these rogue runways, and their popularity is gaining global appeal.  While the Iranian government has historically punished activity like this, these shows have been met with a surprising level of tolerance, given the discretion used in throwing the events.

Just another example of hip-hop's global effect, even in countries and places we would least expect.