Music and Fashion Have Been Related for So Many Decades But No-one Really Told Us About This Relationship; Don’t Worry, we are Here to do That!
Music – is a part of our life which cannot be subsided with anything else. It holds a very special corner in our heart which has its own set of emotions; sometimes it pleases us, sometimes it makes us cry, sometimes it motivates us, and sometimes it makes us fly. Whatever the case may be, it is one of the greatest inventions of humankind. How many of you here feel like fashion and music go together? Sounds weird, right? It’s actually true. These two are the infamous love couple – without one, the other cannot go on much longer. To clear your scepticism – today we will tell you how these two industries go hand in hand together!
Music and fashion both became trippy and colourful, as if they were meant to be just like that.
- The 1960s – The Hippie Era
The term hippie was made popular in the 1960s. It’s not just a mere definition, but hippie represents a whole new lifestyle. Starting as a movement in the United States of America, hippies were the people who did not follow the hierarchy of society. People who think that societal norms are not something to be followed and they take up a different approach to their life.
At that time, many Americans were fighting in the Vietnam war and this hippie culture represented fashion out of the box. Loose and colourful clothes are made up of natural fabrics like cotton and hemp, and long frizzy hair with bands on the wrist and head. Sunglasses are complemented by beads or braids on hair.
Music on the other hand represented this culture on a bigger level, with musicians wearing hippie clothes and writing songs about anti-establishments and how war is affecting the free-spirited. Music and fashion both became trippy and colourful, as if they were meant to be just like that.
Bands like Bauhaus, Fields of the Nephilim, Siouxsie and the Banshees, and The Cure were at their peak and these band artists wore everything that represented this culture to its fullest.
- The 1980s – The Goth Era
The era of punk and glam had just passed with a whiff – but who knew things were soon going to head to the darker side? With the 1980s kicking in, the goth era started. Starting in the United Kingdom, this culture soon took over the world.
Goth included a lot of death rock and punk. The culture was dark and kind of sinister with lots and lots of high-frequency sounds. Talking about fashion, it included piercings (a lot of them), tattoos all over the body, dark lipsticks and highlighters, black or dark shades of velvet half jackets, and accessories like vintage necklaces and thread bracelets.
Music on the other hand was loud at that time – way too loud. Bands like Bauhaus, Fields of the Nephilim, Siouxsie and the Banshees, and The Cure were at their peak and these band artists wore everything that represented this culture to its fullest.
Hip-Hop music on the other hand exploded, people were listening to rap music in the 90s like it was the only beat produced.
- The 1990s – The Hip-Hop Era
Hip-Hop is a music genre also known better as rap. Starting in the urban streets of New York, United States of America, this music genre was actually started by and for the Afro-Americans living in the USA. They represented their culture through music and fashion which exploded in the 90s.
Everyone wanted to be rappers and musicians – most of all, art flourished. It was a major fashion revolution too, as people switched from goth to a very casual approach. Loose tops and pants, bandana on the head, sunglasses and tattoos, gold chain necklaces, and most importantly, underwear peaking through the pants.
Hip-Hop music on the other hand exploded, people were listening to rap music in the 90s like it was the only beat produced. It became popular because it was a new style altogether, teenagers were mostly influenced by this style. Hip-Hop music and fashion were all the elements which made up the 90s.
Talking about music, this was one of the most advanced forms of music as everything was electronically available.
- The 2010s – The Electronic Era
Breaking all the barriers of the 20th, as we venture into the 21st century – everything goes towards being digital. Technology is now on top and the era of Electric Dance Music or EDM is taking over the music industry and fashion too.
As we ventured deeper into this era, rave parties started to become a regular part of our life. What are rave parties? It’s a private EDM concert where the audience gets a complete trippy and rich audio-visual experience. Tight jeans, UFO pants, and metallic and neon trippy colours were seen everywhere with colourful accessories and a cool theme.
Talking about music, this was one of the most advanced forms of music as everything was electronically available. EDM represented peace, unity, love, and respect. This form of music went wherever we wanted it to go. In the 2000s, this culture went hand in hand with music and clique fashion.