“Dressing like your favourite rock band”. Musicians and bands are continuously setting new trends in the fashion world, the two worlds have blended seamlessly together for eternities. Whether it’s the Barbadian fashion queen Rihanna (see last week’s blog), disco queen Dianna Ross or the unmistakable David Bowie they have all had a direct impact on the way we wear clothes today. One of the genres of music that has undoubtedly made a big splash in fashion is Rock, the distinct style of rock bands is a perfect source of inspiration for luxury and high street designers alike.
But it’s not just the style of the bands themselves that influence fashion, there is also the nostalgia factor of wearing your favourite band t-shirt or instrument inspired garments. We dive in to two of the latest trends for 2017 that have been influence by bands or musicians in some way.
The grunge look has came back around in the past couple of years, thanks to the 90’s trend spreading like wildfire globally. Grunge (sometimes referred to as the Seattle sound) is a sub-genre of alternative rock and a subculture that emerged during the mid-1980s in the Pacific Northwest U.S. state of Washington, particularly in Seattle and nearby towns and it came with a very distinctive style. Kurt Cobain and his band Nirvana were arguably the most influential for this genre of music and the oversize, dark and careless style that was synonymous with Kurt Cobain is seeing much of the spotlight at the moment. But the most recognisable feature taken from Cobain for this summer has got to be the sunglasses. High end designers have created their own take on the style, you can find the most popular of the season by Saint Laurent .
After seeing a lot of the flowery 70’s on the catwalk, it seems that designers such as Gucci, Marc Jacobs and Kenzo are moving up the timeline in to the big hair territory of Glam Rock. In fashion terms, Glam Rock Bands rejected the revolutionary principles of the late 1960’s rock scene, instead glorifying decadence, superficiality, and the simple structures of earlier pop music. One of the best ways to encapsulate this with an outfit is through some big statement sunglasses. We would suggest going for something with a bold, glossy frame and some big lenses. Try these Full Lens Aviators by Polaroid, the bridge detailing and the big lens really make them stand out.