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Phat Farm is a national fashion line created by hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons, the founder of the Def Jam record label in 1992. The name "Phat" comes from a backronym of hip-hop slang, meaning "Pretty, Hot, and/or Tempting. (as Chris Tucker put it).
The fashion line is an upscale mix of sporty urban fashions with the classic Ivy League preppy style. For example, argyle sweaters are paired with baggy jeans and crisp white sneakers. Phat Farm expanded to include Baby Phat, a brand that encompasses womens-wear, as well as a line of eyeglasses, fragrances and children's clothing.
Some Phat Farm articles are political; the broken flag logo visible on every clothing article except footwear is touted as a symbol of the state of separation the world is in right now. The Phat Farm store is located at 129 Prince Street New York, NY
- Baby Phat, the women's name brand of the company. Baby Phat by Kimora Lee Simmons is an American apparel brand developed by model, creative director and entrepreneur Kimora Lee Simmons (now Kimora Lee Simmons Leissner) in 1999. The brand, an offshoot of Russell Simmons' Phat Fashions label, was developed by Simmons to be the first women’s urban lifestyle brand.