5 Fashion Trends That Were Pioneered by The Beatles
“The Swinging 60s” was one of the most revolutionary periods in the history of the United Kingdom, especially in terms of fashion. It was during that time that the Mods, the British Look, the Brooks Brothers, the Carneby street style etc. emerged to popularity. The period also saw a number of musical bands embrace those styles as well.
Even today we have designers who incorporate elements from the 60s sub-cultures into today’s designs and styles.
Today we’re talking about one insanely famous and insanely influential boy band of the 60s who also happened to be a part of the powerful sub-culture of the time called “Mods”.
I’ll give you a hint – “Here comes the sun”
Who wouldn’t be able to recognise that iconic number right?
Of course, it’s the Beatles!
Do you have any idea how much of an impact they had in fashion globally?
Well, today we’re going to discuss just that.
Here are 5 trends in fashion that was pioneered by the Beatles and left it to spread across the world:
- The peacock style – This is one of the most culturally relevant styles today set by the Beatles. Their 1967 album titled “Sgt. Pepper” was literally the definition of the psychedelic movement of that time. They were the ones who headed the gender blurring style revolution with floral shirts, velvet jackets and most importantly the paisley prints in scarves and shorts.
- The John Lennon glasses – It was something that the legendary singer used for his near-sightedness but little did he know how big and impactful a statement he made with those thin and round-rimmed glasses. High fashion labels like Givenchy are still releasing styles inspired by the very same “tea-shaded” glasses that became a signature element of his look.
- The mop-top or Beatle haircut – This was a hairstyle that was a part of the Mod sub-culture, but not as such. The Mods were all about short bobs and near crops and the Beatles brought about their innovation with the “Beatle haircut”. It was a style that resembles a wet mop and hence the name. It was particularly popular when they came over to America.
- The Beatle Boots – Cuban heeled boots were always a part of the signature look of the Beatles along with the drainpipe trousers they wore with their suits. Since the first appearance they made in those tight-fitting ankle length boots, they became a permanent affair.
- Collarless suits – The Beatles always wore Edwardian collarless suits to their concerts. They became a raging item of popularity especially among the teens. Even other bands used to wear collarless suits to their concerts.
Now do you get the feel of just how iconic the Beatles really were or still are?
Author: Bhagya Rose is a die-hard fashion enthusiast, designer and writer, who loves exploring the latest trends in street fashion, indulging herself sans souci in some good old fashioned retail therapy every once in a while and is obsessed with everything Rose Gold.