La nueva era del Glam Rock

The new era of Glam Rock

The musical subgenre called glam rock is more present than ever and it is not just because of its music.

The singer Harry Styles contributes a lot to making it fashionable, just as his predecessors did in terms of transgressing styles and being pioneers in clothing, David Bowie, Elton John, Marc Bolan or Freddy Mercury.

His androgynous style, disheveled in appearance, but with elegant details, skips gender aesthetic norms and gives lessons on how to dress a new masculinity, just like the actor Thimotheé Chalamet.

Thimothee Chalament en alfombras rojas de premiaciones. Glam Rock.

A new style that is fueled by garments initially considered feminine, but that really gives freedom to men to use the licenses they need to express themselves. The truth is that it is a surprise to the eye and provokes sympathy to see how a man's confidence is committed to showing himself as he feels, through outfits.

What is Glam Rock?

David Bowie estilo glam rock

glam rock began in the 70s and provided a counter to the aesthetics and music of hard rock. In which the stars of this movement created their wardrobes apart from everything established until then, being precursors of a new style of dressing and leaving the lure to the following generations to adapt that freedom to their needs.

The 'generation z' and the late version of it, is the one that is following this trend in strokes. The looks of the artist Harry Styles triumph, who frees himself and allows himself to create outfits worthy of imitation, full of fun and gender-less. Creativity is in the air and is contagious when you see the daring of the outfits they generate.

Just like our iconic artists of the 70s, who used in their clothing spectacularly shaped glasses, platforms, glitter, shine, sequins, patent leather and vibrant colors, and all with great taste. Today, when an artist like Harry Styles wears a velvet suit, a turtleneck shirt, a patchwork jacket, a silk blouse, a pearl necklace or light ankle boots, it symbolizes the consolidation of era of genderless fashion.

Harry Styles estilo moda genderless

Hedi Slimane, French designer who designed for David Bowie's performances, for Dior from 2000 to 2007, then for Yves Saint Laurent from 2012 to 2016, and since 2018 for Celine, created the “Slimane Style” for men and androgynous women. Since 2015, designer Palomo has been designing for what is considered gender fluid, genderless fashion. Also other designers who create for men who want to be seen how they feel, such as Telfar Clemens, creating unisex fashion in New York since 2005 or Ludovic de Saint Sernin in Paris.

With the new post-pandemic normality that he symbolizes after a lethargy in which consumers and designers are feeling freer, he has clearer ideas and is betting on a trend that was already starting a long time ago and that is now materializes strongly, thanks to the fact that there are so many consumers who have been demanding this for a long time.

In 2020, designer Dries van Noten headed the mixed-gender and biannual collections.

At Milan Fashion Week Fall-Winter 2021, we discover some of the list of young designers who break gender molds: 25-year-old Oluwajimi from Nigeria, Arturo Ovejero from Paris originally from Spain, Ella Boucht from Finland of 28 years located in the United Kingdom, the Korean Anchovi of 27 years, Luis de Javier of the United Kingdom of 24 years, among others such as Nihl, Maximilian, Act nº1 or Situationist, emerge no longer only to contribute a great expansion to the rules of the men's clothing, but by offering a single biannual unisex collection, it is also a sustainable trend, a characteristic so sought after in fashion companies today.

Frequently asked questions

1. What is glam rock?

Glam Rock is a musical subgenre that emerged in the 70s thanks to the rock bands of the time that decided to break with the paradigms of the characteristic rock style because it was something left behind, to a more glamorous style.

2. Who created Glam Rock?

It originally emerged from Alice Cooper, later adopted by the band Kiss, the Rolling Stones and now adopted by celebrities as a way of dressing.

3. Why is Glam Rock considered a type of new masculinity?

The new masculinities are those that seek a certain level of equality, breaking stereotypes a little. Glam Rock has found its space in fashion by creating a genderless, unisex fashion movement.

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