Style Tribes: The Fashion Of Subcultures by Caroline YoungStyle Tribes: The Fashion Of Subcultures by Caroline Young

Style Tribes: The Fashion Of Subcultures

byCaroline Young

Hardcover | September 1, 2016

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Style Tribes: The Fashion of Subculturesexplores the style, fashions and ideology of youth movements of the last 100 years, including flappers, swing kids, mods, rockers, surfers, hippies, punks, disco, hip hop, Harajuku and hipsters. Fully illustrated, it delves into the stories behind the styles, what sets each of them apart, and looks at the influence and legacy of each of these tribes.

The advent of industrialisation, globalisation and modernism in the twentieth century brought with it an explosion of subcultures, most of which are defined by their youthfulness. As subcultures gain media attention they are absorbed into the mainstream, and the style is often picked up by the fashion industry. The book will look at how these subcultures have been translated into fashion, from flappers and teddy boys to punk and grunge.

Subcultures inspire, influence and blend into one another: hippies were a continuation of the beat movement, combined with a surfer lifestyle influence, while Jamaicaâ??s rudeboys and London mods inspired the original skinheads. Thereâ??s also a running theme of â??the hipsterâ?? â?? a word that emerged from Harlem in the 1920s from â??hipâ?? or â??hepâ??, meaning non-conformist and one step ahead. This concept has played a part in understanding subcultures including zoot suiters, the jazz loving hipsters of the 1940s, beatniks, the hippie and now the contemporary hipsters with their beards and skinny jeans.

Illustrated with historic and contemporary images, it colourfully details each group to give a comprehensive overview of each subculture.

Caroline Youngis an Edinburgh-based journalist, fashion writer and blogger, and is the author ofClassic Hollywood Style,Style TribesandTartan + Tweed.
Title:Style Tribes: The Fashion Of SubculturesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.62 X 7 X 1.12 inPublished:September 1, 2016Publisher:Frances Lincoln AdultLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0711237514

ISBN - 13:9780711237513

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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