Starting with dark colored clothing, eye makeup such as eyeliner, mascara, and sometimes maybe even eyeshadow, musicians created a trend that lured fans in and made themselves look as appealing as they sounded. Talk about iconic! The music industry as a whole has an impact, changing the way people dress, talk, and act.
Back in the mid-70’s, the era of punk rock originated in the United Kingdom. Bands such as the Ramones, Blondie, and The Clash defined what it meant to be edgy.
In present times, artists all around the globe have influenced the way fans see fashion. When music and fashion meet it becomes an expression for some. A good example of this would be Kanye West. Everytime he releases his fashion line, “Yeezy”, most of the products sell out within weeks of being released. Many people believe the reason West’s line sells so well is because of the name attached to it, and in some ways they are correct. Kanye West is one of the most influential artists of the ‘00s. It only makes sense that some of his fans would want to dress like him.
Although he passed away sixteen years ago, Kurt Cobain still defines what the “modern grunge style” is. Most artists in the grunge rock genre dress accordingly: skinny jeans, flannels, and cardigans which create a carefree look.
Musical fashion surrounds us all and whether we realize it or not, plenty of artists shape the way their fans perceive styles. With the beautiful combination of sound and appearances, the music business continues to grow.