Have you ever worn a new dress or new shoe or paired your new set of sneakers with your outfit so well that when you step out of your house, you hear music playing in your head? Fashion and Music were made to work together. It is impossible to separate the two acts. This is why music is played and performed during a fashion show.
Fashion like music is an entire world of aesthetics and grace. Fashion starts from the hair down to the shoes. It is the world kind of fashion that will inspire a hairstyle or haircut. They make colors and a style of dress reign.
However, for fashion to thrive, there are two different industries that a stylist or a fashion designer must focus on;
The Movie industry
The Music industry
The celebrities from these industries are the people everyone is watching. A celebrity can hardly manage to change his haircut without making it on the front page of entertainment newspapers and magazines.
I have noticed that the fashion industry tend to focus on the music industry. It is honestly a wise choice. Musicians are the ones who are free to let their stylists pick their outfit for a music video, a concert, an event. Musicians need their stylists like they need oxygen. Actors also need their stylists but they follow the outfit in the script. So, your original design may not see the light of the day until they have a photoshoot, an event or a party.
Now, fashion is more than trending a design or a clothing line. Fashion is living. In fashion, attention is paid to every color. When you see a perfect music video, you’d have to thank the stylists too because syncing the colors into the mood of the music is not an easy task.
With fashion, you can promote cultures and tradition. Who recalls that period when the danshiki shirt hit the world with many colors?
It was a time of pride for Africans. We saw how people embraced it. Celebrities were wearing it, Africans were wearing it, African Americans embraced it, in fact, everyone in the world had that shirt in their wardrobe. It was a uniform that was proudly African. In same vein, the adire style of clothing dominated the fashion scene last year and it had a resounding effect globally.
If one can visualize the rhythm and melodies of music, it will be colorful. There would be color for every beat, every rest, tempo and every dynamics. I have always pictured every pitch and falsetto to be red. They’d be red because they are one of the sweetest dynamics but they are also powerful.
Music and fashion are two perfect worlds. But when in collaboration forge a symbiotic relationship that brings more than the best out of both worlds and as such create timeless pieces that go on to stand the test of time, evolving and revolving time after time.