When united, music and fashion are like an old couple that have been together for decades. They can exist without each other; however, together, they combine to create a complete collection that transcends the test of time. Music and fashion are both art forms that are expressive and inspirational. Whether youth are seeking to conform or be unprecedented, they’re the main trendsetters, for music and fashion alike. Therefore, it’s only appropriate to establish music credibility with the consumers your music is marketed towards.
As of late, the distinctive lines of music and fashion have become especially ambiguous. Just recently Rihanna debuted her clothing line at London Fashion Week for River Island, though she certainly isn’t the first musician to step inside the realm of fashion.
Recently, due to the massively popular Macklemore & Ryan Lewis song ‘Thrift Shop,’ thrifting has propelled consumers to scour their local secondhand stores in search of exclusive pieces. However, today’s Fashionisto has been a vintage lover and thrift shop attendee for years. His uniquely detailed shirt was purchased at a thrift store. Finishing his look are khaki jeans and loafers.
Music has been influencing fashion and fashion has been inspiring music for decades. Through mention of designers and trends in lyrics (“what’s that jacket Margiela?”), designers taking musicians to the Met Gala (Alexander Wang with Azealia Banks) and the assertion of musicians, especially female pop vocalists, as reputable Fashionistas (Mrs. Gwen Stefani), music and fashion are further intertwined than one realizes.
Hint: To cop this look, begin by searching secondhand stores. The pursuit of a find is addictive! If you’re unsuccessful, Forever 21 has a great alternative.