If you born before that start of the 90s, then most likely you would have watched the show that gave Will Smith his Hollywood break, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The show recently celebrated its 25th anniversary of the original air date this past September. Graphic Designer, Leland Foster, along with the team at Lyst has recreated the hit show with a modern-age spin from 2015. Foster explained that “The challenge was to make the Banks family relevant and recognizable, while keeping all the energy of these six very different personalities.” You can view his artwork below.
“To fit Will’s in-your-face, unapologetic personality, we dressed him in a bold outfit in keeping with his passion for print and vibrant colors. We imagined that modern-day Will would shop at Opening Ceremony or UK based designer platform Not Just A Label. The goal was to find an outfit that epitomized a 2015 take on his hip-hop aesthetic, with all the positivity and charm that he brought to his recognizable looks.”
“Carlton always had this misguided sense of cool, which explains the abundance of gadgets he’s wearing, which he’s desperate to show off. His Robinson and Dapper bowtie is just a tad too much against his yellow Burberry shirt.”
“I wanted to start from an older, season 5 or 6 Ashley — when her style was more developed. Ashley was never quite as fashion-forward as Hilary, and she would have been inspired by her cousin Will’s rebellious edge. We dressed her in a mix of high and low fashion, pairing some boyfriend denim with a Kenzo sweater, classic Phillip Lim satchel (a Sweet 16th present maybe?) and dual gold Eddie Borgo cuffs.”
“Hilary was the most fun to imagine. Fashion was Hilary’s life and her wardrobe was always fresh off the runway but still tailored and chic. We figured this Moschino skirt suit was just sassy enough for Hilary, and she could wear it to work, being a journalist. A Chloe Faye bag, Chanel pearl choker, and Beyonce-inspired braids complete the look.”
“Geoffrey’s outfit is sophisticated and stylish, but with some slightly unexpected details. Under his modern-cut suit he’s still wearing his cooking apron, with the appropriate kitchen utensils of course. And on his left breast pocket is memento of his English heritage.”
“Phil’s conservative look is fairly timeless. He’s casual, but polished. Always conscious of his weight, Phil is now sporting a Fitbit, and in his other arm the most current issue of the LA Times. A nod to his Republican views comes in the form of his GOP button on his laid-back Burberry bomber.”