Tuesday, 7 December 2010


The new wave as a whole is quite confused concept, because it is bound with too much tendencies and bands, which have only part of the new wave sound. As it may sound strange, Sex Pistols were the perpetrators who bring this trend in 1976. They do it as an alternative to our well-known punk. In fact the term was equivalent to the vanguard and stylish new French film new wave direction of the 60s. Over the years, however, many punk bands borrow from the new wave and thus in the course of time the new wave and the punk turn into interchangeable concepts. 

No Wave was a term, applied to a loose group of artists in the late 1970s and early 80s. This movement, contemporaneous with the tail-end of early punk, was often nihilistic, with abrasive music and confrontational stage shows.  The movement started out as a loose collection of musicians and artists in New York City, who played atonal music with pounding, driving rhythms. Bands like Mars, DNA and James Chance and the Contortions made music that was abrasive, loud and sometimes depressing, reflecting the "wild west" atmosphere then present in NYC's Lower East Side.  Many members of the no wave movement had started out as visual and performance artists, who turned to the music scene because it was much more vital. Because of this, No Wave always had a more artistic, even intellectual side than punk rock.

Today, No Wave's dark anti-style can be found everywhere, from the dark rock-chic of Endovanera, the sneering decadence of Conference of Birds, and the deconstructed suits and sweaters of Patric Ervell. Throw in a couple pieces from Shipley and Halmos and a pair of Cheap Monday jeans, and you're golden. Even though the members of that short-lived iconoclastic scene might hate to admit it, they are style has become downright iconic.


It is hard to find the origin of the disco culture. The beginning of the 1970 is considered as a landmark when almost at the same time in USA and in Europe people start to play it. Then in the discos were played audios by a presenter, called DJ (Disc-Jockey). For first representatives of the disco era are considered Bee Gees, Donna Summer, The Jackson 5. The fist disco club is Peppermint Lounge in Paristhat opens doorsstill inthe 50sand the first disco club in USAis"Whiskey-A-Go-Go" at Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood. In the 60s the disco didn’t appear yet, but some Cuban dancers danced some kind of salsa and swing that can be considered as the beginning of the disco subculture. In 1968 appears a kind of electronic music with synthesizers and like this bit by bit was born the disco music. It is a kind of continuous beat that allows the entering of one song in another without the stopping of the music. In the middle of the 70s the disco wave is in full force, and disco clubs were opened and closed in almost every city. One of the most famous disco clubs in the history of the disco culture is Studio 54 in New York.


From the American Beat Generation in the 1950s, the "hipster" community arose in the free thinking Haight-Asbury neighborhood in San Francisco in the early 1960s.
Hippies who questioned authority and traditional values eventually made inroads into the mainstream, and spawned a cultural revolution that still resonates worldwide.
While the popular anthem of Sex, Drugs and Rock n' Roll sent shock waves across middle America throughout the 1960s, the politically-charged message of peace, love and brotherhood also spoke directly to the newly-formed Civil Rights Movement, as well as the unpopular war raging in Vietnam.
In retrospect, the hippie generation had direct global influences on music, television and film. It also made its mark on politics, fashion, hairstyles, the arts, and religion, including an emerging interest in Eastern philosophies and meditation.
Today, small groups of aging hippies continue to maintain the lifestyle, while in the Internet Age a fledging band of neo-hippies have emerged in online Web communities.
The movement as a whole is generally thought to have peaked near the end of the 1960s with Woodstock, but the hippie legacy and its influence can still be seen and felt in everything from the popularity of free summer music festivals to a sustained interest in organic foods.


Folk style explores and celebrates the joys of living - and knitting - in an ever-shrinking world. Just like food, knitting inspiration has gone global; the idea of fusion has leapt confidently from the dinner plate to the knitting needles. Join talented top designers including Kristin Nicholas, Kate Gilbert, Annie Modesitt, Pam Allen, Leigh Radford, and more as they reinterpret ethnic and global influences into today's fresh styles.
Within the pages of Folk Style knitters will find items for women, children, babies, and the home. Patterns include a patchwork jacket, felted mukluks, a Slavic stovetop hat, a tribal baby carrier, Fair Isle socks, Nordic star pullover, shibori neck wrap, felted gauntlets, a Mexican floor pillow, Peruvian tunic, and much, much more. Filled with luscious lifestyle photos and easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, Folk Style has everything the knitter needs to create amazing styles.

Sub_Culture:METAL HEAD

Heavy Metal fashion, like most fashion among other subcultures, is used to identify one self as a member of that subculture.  The Metalhead typically has either long hair, or is shaven bald. Clothing normally includes band T-shirts and denim jeans or army pants. Other accessories that Metalheads may have are leather jackets, spiked gloves or wristbands, denim jackets, etc.  Among Power Metal fans, medival, normally Viking-themed battle gear including armour, war paint, renaissance-style clothing, etc. are common.


It is basically indefinable, because "Goth" means different things to each follower. Many adopt unusual fashions in order to separate themselves from other youth. Gordon A. Crews, associate dean of the School of Justice Studies at Roger Williams University in Bristol, CT is an investigator of what he calls the "occult" which-- in his opinion -- includes the Goth culture. He said: "It is up to the individual to define what Goth is for themselves ... The mentality is, 'I want to be left alone but I want to be seen. I want to see the shock on other peoples' faces." 



Rockersleather boys or ton-up boys are a biker subculture that originated in the United Kingdom during the 1950s. It was mainly centered around British cafe racer motorcycles and rock and roll music.

mods and skinheads commonly called rockers greasers or grease as an insult. Since then, the termsgreaser and rocker have become fairly interchangeable in the UK but are used differently in North America. 


Mod is one of the social subculture that originated from London, England in the late 1950s. The term mod derives from modernist / modern. In the 1950s, the term Mod used to describe modern jazz musicians and fans, because of modern jazz is a mainstream music at 1950s.  The Subculture grew in a difficult economic condition, but The Mods still need to maintain their perfection of personal style and fashion. The youths of the early 1960s were one of the first generations that did not have to contribute their money from after-school jobs to the family finances. As mod teens and young adults began using their disposable income to buy stylish clothes. Sometimes people call them "fashion-obsessed and hedonistic cult of the hyper-cool" or "swinging London".  Many Mods used a scooters for transportation, usually Vespas or Lambrettas. 


“Punk has its earliest roots in the United States, in New York city. It was there in the very late 1960’s and early 1970’s that bands such as the Ramones, Television, Patti Smith, and Blondie emerged on the New York punk scene. It is important to keep in mind that it was a scene and not the movement that occurred in Great Britain in the latter parts of the 1970’s”.

PART TWO- Fashion Sub Cultures

Many people believe clothing is not only a necessity, they're clothing represents their cultures and beliefs. Many factors affect the clothing worn by different civilizations. Some factors include region, beliefs, climate, and gender. Time also serves as a constant in which the fashion of clothing evolves.

Punk, Mod, Soul Boy, Rocker, Goth, Neo-Goth, Metal Head, Americana, Folk, Hippy, Disco Trannies and Vogues-ers, New Wave, No Wave, Club Kids, Sloanes, Victoriana, Trashbats, Cosmic, Baggies, Chav, Ravers, New Rave, Skin Head, Indie Kids, B-Boys, Harajuku kids, Industrial Goth, Crusties, Fetishists, Physcho Billy, Rock-a-Billy,40's Throwbacks