Fashionably Savvy: Fashion Music Mashup

Posted by Mack of Sound-Savvy On 8:54 AM

It's no secret that there's a relationship between fashion and music. Fashion is often inspired by a song or a sound or an era of music. For example, urban designers like Sean John, Rocawear, House of Dereon, and Phat Farm were born out of a necessity to represent the lifestyles that are prevalent in the hip-hop and pop music communities. Roberto Cavalli designs lots of long flowing evening gowns, inspired by the flowing melodies of R&B's elite females like Whitney Houston, and Mariah Carey. In that same respect, there is music inspired by the lifestyles represented in various forms of fashion. Songs like Vogue by Madonna represent a more haute couture style, while songs like Stepped on my J'z and Nike Boots are inspired by designer foot fashion.

These 4 styles were composed by Fashion Citizen over at FashionWithASideOfLife. When I look at these, they bring to mind some music from some of my favorite artists, so here goes:

Artist: Karina Pasian
Song: Slow Motion
Album: First Love

When I see this outfit, I think elegance and youthfulness: the dress is clearly made for a meaningful evening, while the shoes scream of youthful zeal. Slow Motion is an emotive ballad about the importance of patience when it comes to love and enjoying the moment.

Look 2 by Fashion Citizen

Artist: Lupe Fiasco
Song: The Coolest
Album: Lupe Fiasco's The Cool

It takes a cool dude to be bow tie fly, and the sign of a cool brutha is having every aspect of your outfit covered. Lupe's cool swagger on all his music and his fly-in-the-face-of-the-majority styled music makes him a perfect candidate for this look that's uniquely styled.

Look 3 by Fashion Citizen

Artist: Janelle Monae
Song: Many Moons
Album: Metropolis - The Chase Suite
Now this style is a bit different, something you wouldn't see everyday. Different styles evoke different sounds. Who better to rock this than Janelle Monae? She entered the industry as a breath of fresh air with a style that's one-of-a-kind and a look that's all her own.

Look 4 by Fashion Citizen

Artist: Pharrell
Song: Frontin'
Album: The Neptunes Present...The Clones

The Louis bag almost made Kanye a shoe-in for this one. But the style says something to me: simple with a touch of class. Pharrell is just that: Simple from the initial appearance, but there's something special about him that makes you love his music and his style.

Make sure you check Fashion With A Side of Life for more fashion mashups and more style tips!

1 Comment

  1. Dude, I'm impressed by all the song choices...definitely perfect matches. Can't wait to work together again in the future.

    Posted on December 2, 2008 at 9:15 AM


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