The early 1970’s brought a lot of inspiration to the fashion world today. The best part of the 70’s was the fabulous singers and their rockin style. Hence the term GLAM Rock was invented. The music that rockers like David Bowie, Kiss, and Slade produced had hypnotic sounds and booming bass. Of course they had to have an image to go with the sound. Glamour Rock more than achieved their vision.
It’s common for entertainers to use their image to amaze fans. Glam Rock style is a term used to describe the over the top, eye catching stage wardrobe the stars would wear. This fashion style began in the United Kingdom in the 70’s. Lady GAGA’s style is the perfect example of Glam Rock Fashion. It’s usually exaggerated and over the top. The colors are random and the designs have more of an artistic note to them. Glam rock can be very flamboyant in design and have gender bending qualities. The more over the top the outfit the better. It doesn’t matter what color the garment is or even material, Glam Rock style is only for the truly daring fashionista.
In order to achieve Glam Rock style you have to have a personality that matches it. Are you someone who cares what others think? Do you march to the beat of a different drum? Do you feel comfortable in any type of clothing? If you answered yes to 2 out of three, then Glam Rock is for you. It’s easy to achieve this look, usually people who are very creative work this look effortlessly. In the book FRUiTS by ShЕЌichi Aoki, they take pictures of people in Japan who have over the top fashion and proudly show it. Usually performers utilize Glam Rock to make their shows memorable, but artist like Nikkie Minaj have made this trend cool to wear on an everyday basis. This style is unique because it totally bypasses all the fashion rules ever made. There should never be a rule for fashion, because it’s a means of personal expression. The more detailed and creative someone is, the better they will be at styling the Glam Rock Way.
The world of fashion is glamorous. Clothes have always been used as a tool to market an artist or express a truly unique image. Glam rock is a tool for anyone to be expressive, whether it’s over the top, or just minimal. You don’t have to be a rock star to feel good wearing elaborate styles, all you need is to have confidents in styling. It’s all in the personality; don’t dress over the top for a fad. In a world full of millions of people, it’s hard to stand out in the crowd. Start with fashion and no matter what, you will get noticed.