By Ilira Naselli Flores
Music as fashion creates a strong sense of belonging to something impalpable but still extremely present. Their combination always leads to new challenges and social revolutions.
A first example can be the evolving image of flappers that were independent young women who went by night to jazz clubs such as those in Harlem, which were viewed as scandalous. Like flappers, jazz began to get a reputation as being immoral, and some older generations saw it as threatening their cultural values and promoting the new decadent values of the Roaring Twenties.
Through the decades music and fashion were always linked, Mod style and R&B, David Bowie glam rock in the 70s, Vivienne Westwood punk rock inspired style in the 80s, Nirvana and grunge style in the 90s and of course The Spice Girl or Britney Spears that conquered 00s style.
Today there’s no difference: designers love their popstars. They love to dress them, through them they can express their playfulness or be political using the costumes they design for world tours, red carpets events, cinema premieres and so on…
Dion Lee just made the whole apparel design for Rosalìa world tour Motomami, backup dancers included. Those costumes had a huge success, also for the motorcycle dress theme; his woman is really the Rosalía type—aggressive, tough, and spellbindingly sexy.
The message they desire to spread is “a motomami is a tough girl that can also be really sensitive and have issues.”
Those dresses made fans go crazy, high boots, short skirts, leather jackets, knitwear with padded shoulders and elbows as the motorcycle jackets.
In this case designer and musician vision really blends together and the result is fabulous.
Photo gallery: Rosalìa via IG
Alessandro Michele and Harry Styles friendship, melts our hearts. During his ” Love On Tour”, he wore custom gown Gucci suits. From wide-legged pants to bright-eyed button-downs, Styles personifies his vibrant yet enigmatic persona through his unconventional and individualistic style.
His clothing have also a political statement, he wants to demolish gender stereotypes and during his show he tries to create a safe space for the LGBTQ+ community.
Trough what he wears and his lyrics, Harry has the power to influence fans, fashion trends and more.