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• Gothic is derived from Italian language.
In Italian language gothic means "rough, barbarous"
Gothic fashion is a clothing style worn by members of the Goth subculture.
It is stereotyped as a dark, sometimes morbid, eroticized fashion and style of dress.
Some characteristic of this fashion are dark colored clothing: blacks, dark reds, blues, and purples.
Many often wear clothing made from leather, or in newer times PVC, or pieces of fetish attire, such as corsets and bodices.
Gothic style in modern trend
• Popular culture is what defines the current trends and up to date clothing styles that are “in”. Conforming to these trends is what is considered “fashionable” and “modern”.
These trends are created by designers and implemented by what celebrities and models wear.
ORIGIN OF THE TERM
The word grunge is believed to be a back formation from the US slang adjective grungy, which originated in about 1965 as a slang term for "dirty" or "filthy".
One of the most important events in 1990s fashion was the rise of Grunge fashion in 1992.
Grunge fashion was influenced by grunge music.
It achieved mainstream popularity in 1992.
Due to the mainstream success of Nirvana and their hit single Smell like Teen spirit.
Grunge Fashion generally consists of loose fitting baggy clothing, which is usually ripped to give the effect of old, tatty clothing.
The grunge style resulted in a decline in bright colours. It was dominated by plaid flannel shirts, stonewashed blue jeans, and dark colours like maroon, forest green,indigo, and brown.
White and black were also popular.
Grunge did not fail and is not dead
It is often asserted that the grung subculture died in the mid nineties
This, however is a vast misconception made by the mtv viewing public of America They believe if they no longer support a trend it has ceased to exist.
MONEY CAN’T BUY YOU GRUNGE
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Youth movement that began in 1960 in USA „Hippie‟ derived from word hipster Initially used to describe beatniks who moved into San Francisco‟s Haight-Ashbury district
Inherited countercultural values of „Beat Generation‟
• Listened to
Psychedelic rock • Embraced sexual revolution • Used drugs like cannabis and LSD
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Rejected established institutions Criticized middle class values Opposed nuclear weapons & Vietnam war Embraced aspects of Eastern philosophy Often vegetarian and eco-friendly
• Opposed political & social orthodoxy • Favored peace, love & personal freedom • Considered themselves “seekers of meaning &
• Unusual standard of
dressing & grooming Expression of freedom from public norms Visual symbol of respect for individual rights & willingness to question authority
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Hippie fashion reflects a disorderly, vagrant style Involved challenging gender difference in clothing Both men & women wore jeans, maintained long hair Women wore little or no make up & went braless
Often wore bright coloured clothing of unusual styles
Bell-bottom pants, tiedyed garments, peasant blouses, dashikis
Native American, African & Latin American motifs are used
Favored accessories include -
•Native American Jewelry •Headbands •Headscarves •Long beaded necklaces •Possessions were
decorated in psychedelic art
•Punk rock, an anti-establishment rock music genre. •Punk subculture, a subculture associated with punk rock.
•Punk fashion, clothing styles associated with the punk subculture.
•Punk ideologies, a group of social and political beliefs associated with the punk subculture. •Punk visual art, artwork associated with the punk subculture. •Punk (magazine), a 1970s United States punk fanzine. •Punk (fireworks), a utensil for lighting fireworks. •Punk, one of the Mega Man Killers, robots in the Mega Man Classic video game series.
•Punk ,a street term for a petty criminal.
•A single from the 2003 album Right of Way by Ferry Corsten.
•"Punk", a song from the band Gorillaz's debut album.
The punk subculture is a subculture that is based around punk rock. It emerged from the larger rock and roll scene in the mid-to-late-1970’s in the UK ,the US of A and Australia. The punk movement has spread around the globe and developed into a number of different forms. Punk culture encompasses distinct styles of : •Music •Ideologies •Fashion •Visual art
•Literature and film
•Lifestyle and community.
Several subcultures have developed out of punk to become distinct in their own right including: •Hardcore •Goth •Psychobilly
Music is the most important aspect of the punk subculture. Punk
music is called punk rock.
Most punk rock songs are: •Short •Have complicated arrangements and •Feature lyrics that express punk values Punk rock is usually played in bands instead of by solo artists.
Punks seek to outrage propriety with the highly theatrical use of:
•Hairstyles •Cosmetics •Tattoos •Jewelry •Body modification
They wear :
•Tight "drainpipe" jeans
•T-shirts with risqué images •Rocker jackets •Footwear such as Converse sneakers, skate shoes, brothel creepers, or Dr. Martens boots.
•Style their hair to stand in spikes.
•Cut it into Mohawks or other dramatic shapes, often coloring it with vibrant, unnatural hues. •Punks tend to adorn their favorite jacket or vest with pin-back buttons and patches of bands they love and ideas they believe in, telling the world around them a little bit about who they are. •They sometimes flaunt taboo symbols such as the Iron Cross.
The times have changed. Even kids today are getting influenced by the punk subculture. Spiked hair, T-shirts with logos, Funky shoes, Caps etc. are grabbing the attention of kids these days.
Clean cut and unfussy, the trend for pared down clothes has continued and there is not a frill or floral print in sight. Luxury fabrics and clever cutting is used to ensure that things aren't too dull or boring..
The fabric folded in an origami fashion and sleekly draped gowns made of fluid silk dominated and there isn’t a ruffle or a flounce of lace in the crowd. It is clearly styled in a minimalist fashion.
THE SIMPLE LOOK IN THE GLARES
•Heavy metal (often referred to simply as metal) is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s. •Heavy metal is the most extreme in terms of volume, machismo, and theatricality. •Heavy metal has long had a worldwide following of fans known as "metal heads" or "head bangers".
•Loud distorted guitars and dense bass and drum •Electric guitar is the key element •Loudness is the main characteristic of this music
• Although early heavy metal bands such as Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and Deep Purple attracted large audiences, they were often critically hated at the time, a status common throughout the history of the genre.
The clothing associated with heavy metal has its roots in the biker and rocker subcultures.
Judas Priest The band that has received the most credit for revolutionizing the look was Judas Priest, primarily with its singer, Rob Halford. He incorporated a biker look to his stage persona as early as 1978.
Modern metal fashion is an amalgamation of punk, Goth, military fashion and even various historical fashions.
•Military fashion and vietnam war :Fans and bands of thrash metal, with
the members of thrash metal bands of the 1980s like Metallica, Destruction, and Megadeth wearing bullet belts around their waists on stage.
•Celtic, Viking and Chivalric culture: Bands such as Blind Guardian,
and has its impact upon the everyday fashion and especially the stage gear of metal artists. •The independence, masculinity and honor of the warrior ethos is extremely popular amongst metal heads, as is the rejection of modern day consumerist and metro sexual culture.
•The band shirt is a common article of clothing in heavy metal culture. •These come in two varieties: the normal T-shirt, and the long sleeve Tshirt, which will often feature designs down the arms as well as on the back and front. •These shirts display on their front the name of a band, often accompanied by the band's logo or an album cover, and the back some tour list, lyrics, slogan, or another image. • This is standard uniform for fans of the band emblazoned on the shirt.
Patches are small shaped pieces of fabric that carry a design: normally, at least in terms of metal fashion, a band logo or album cover. They are normally displayed on Kutten. The traditional "patch jacket" is a black jacket, usually long sleeves, though denim jackets (More common in the UK and with traditional metal fashion) are also used, often with the sleeves cut off.
Band names are also sometimes displayed in the form of badges, which are displayed in much the same way as patches, although obviously the range of locations in which they can be placed is greater.
The most commonly worn types of jackets that metalheads wear are black leather jackets, blue/black denim jackets, trenchcoats and army combat jackets like field jackets
Trenchcoat Leather jacket
Military style jacket
Denim style leather jacket
•The most common form of leg-wear is tight, (semi-loose fitting or even baggy black or blue denim jeans (sometimes ripped). •Leather trousers are also popular, as are camouflagepatterned combat trousers and kilts. • Some leg wear is typically associated with particular styles of metal, for example: spandex trousers •Metal heads have also been known to wear cargo trousers and cargo shorts as well as denim cut-offs in warmer weather. Spiked band
•The most popular hairstyle associated with metal is which adds to the experience of head banging and reflects the non conformist attitude of metal.
•Among fans of power metal reflecting the medieval warrior image, among (typically female) fans of black metal and gothic metal, among alternative metal fans.
•Very short hair, or shaving receding hair is perfectly acceptable, as sported by singer Rob Halford of Judas Priest, Phil Anselmo of Pantera, Tim Owens of Iced Earth, and guitarists Scott Ian of Anthrax and Kerry King of Slayer.
•Jewellery is popular for both genders. Almost always silver, popular items include rings (often adorned with metal imagery such as skulls, flames, spikes, iron crosses etc.) •Egyptian Jewellery such as the Ankh •Silver neck-chains or pendants, often of a religious or anti-religious nature: crucifixes are popular. •Headgear is rare among metal heads but some (especially fans of traditional heavy metal or thrash metal) sometimes wear bandanas, tuques, leather biker caps. •Leather fingerless gloves are common accessories among heavy metal and thrash metal fans and are often adorned with metal studs or spikes. •Popular in the extreme metal scene are military surplus items such as bullet belts and dog tags.
•Metal heads often engage in some form of body modification, the most popular being tattoos, which will often employ the imagery of metal, metal lyrics or even band logos or mascots. • Piercings are also not uncommon, although facial piercings, especially amongst male metal heads, are not particularly common, especially when compared to other groups such as punks, Goths, or emos.
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