In the final part of the Music and its influence on fashion series we hit the 90s and the noughties. Grunge and platform heels at the ready peeps!
BANDS: Nirvana, Pearl Jam
CLOTHES: Plaid, ripped jeans/shirts, converse shoes.
=We couldn’t mention the 90s grunge trend without mentioning Nirvana, the band who initiated the trend. Back in 1991 they brought the grunge look all the way from Seattle to the UK where it quickly became a popular fad because of music. It is a trend which continues to inspire the youth of today with MK Olsen and Taylor Momsen both rocking the look.
BANDS: Oasis, Blur, Suede, Pulp, Supergrass, Verve
TREND: Cool Britannia
CLOTHES: Back to the 60s mod look; parkas and suits.
=Cool Britannia, the look favoured by the likes of Oasis, Blur and Verve whose style and feuds were almost as well known as their music. Liam Gallagher was well-known for channelling John Lennon’s mod look style.
BANDS: Spice Girls, All Saints
TREND: Bubblegum pop Vs Hip Hop grunge
–Spice Girls: bright colours, mini dresses & skirts, crop tops, platform shoes & boots, skimpy bustier tops, halter tops, lycra, pedal pushers, sequins
–All Saints: khaki, black, brown, cargo pants,bandanas, bomber jackets, cargo jackets, army wear, tank tops & striped tops, hoodies, baggy jeans, puffy jackets.
=Ahhh the good old Spice Girls vs All Saints days! Girl band rivalry can be traced back to these two bands who had two very separate ideas of style. So which camp did you belong to; bubblegum or hip hop grunge?
BANDS: Arcade Fire, Belle & Sebastian, Arctic Monkeys, The Libertines
TREND: Indie Rock
CLOTHES: Skinny black jeans, tanks tops, tees, plaid/tartan shirts, military boots, converse shoes, the ‘Sergent Pepper’ look.
=Men in skinny jeans, you either love it, or hate it but be aware, this look is here to stay.
BANDS: Bullet for my Valentine, The Prodigy
CLOTHES: BLACK. Hoodies, baggy trousers, black boots, converse, black eye-liner, band tees.
=Another trend which you will either embrace or run the opposite way down the street from. This is one trend which involves serious commitment, and a lot of black.
BANDS: N-Dubz, Dizzee Rascal
CLOTHES: Low-slung, low crotch trousers, vest top or sporty jersey, mini skirt, and BLING of course.
=Another Marmite trend which has your granny shouting at you to pull those trousers up. Not a trend for the body conscious or fainthearted.
BANDS: Amy Winehouse, Duffy, Paloma Faith, Florence & the Machine,
CLOTHES: Think 50s mixed with 20s, 60s & 70s with a lil bit of 80s madness: these fashionistas know how to work their decades!
=I’m loving the current retro trend with artists mixing up their fashion decades. Paloma Faith can always be relied upon to gives a lil bit of fashion craziness will Duffy gives us some old school retro glamour, LOVES.