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.
Tuesday, 7 December 2010
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.
The disco clothing and the accessories are very interesting accent in the whole disco history. The disco fashion is whole epoch and it is divided to some stages. The decade began with a continuation of the hippie look from the 1960s. Jeans remained frayed, and the Tie dye was still popular. Polyester "doubleknit" fabric was coming into its own, with many clothing items for men and women being produced in this modern easy-care fabric. By the mid-Seventies, as the economy improved, silhouettes narrowed, and hemlines dropped again from mini skirt to just below the knee, and later to midi (mid-calf length) and maxi (ankle length), with all four lengths enjoying almost equal popularity.Platform shoes with soles 2-4 inches thick became the style for both men and women. Men's ties broadened and became more colorful, as did dress shirt collars and suit jacket lapels.
In the end of the 70s comes a drastic change. With the powerful entering of the disco culture it starts a change in the clothing. And namely its disco look – the clothes are complement by effective disco elements. Men start to wear suits in three parts with wide lapels, flared in the upper part trousers and short vests.
What happens in the 80s. The black leather jacket is the most cult element of the disco clothing. It is with many pockets, zippers and mostly it is short. In some occasions it is covered with many accessories as badges and scarf. The trousers are type cigarette, and the skirts are right. Very popular becomes the high waist. Especially important element from the clothing is the wedge that optically prolongs the legs.
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Rockers, leather 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.
British 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”.
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.
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