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INDIE REWIND: The 10 Greatest Fashion Moments in Music History

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Music and fashion have always seemed to go hand in hand; one inspiring the other, one amplified by the other, one blatantly stealing from the other, etc.  As rock and roll became a lifestyle and MTV invaded the airwaves, the line between music and fashion began to all but disappear. That is in large part thanks to these 10 performances, albums, songs, music videos — moments in pop history — that forever defined and redefined the relationship between music and fashion.

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NEWS / May 3 2012 4:50 PM

Ashton Kutcher’s a Racist, China Shells Out Millions for Fake UGGs and Cameron Diaz’s Hair Tears

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Jennifer Lopez is employing Zuhair Murad to design her summer tour costumes and employing Chris Judd Casper Smart as choreographer.  [People]

- Seems like brownface doesn’t really fly these days. One of Ashton Kutcher‘s Popchips ads, in which he plays an Indian man, was deemed racist by people with eyes and ears and subsequently taken down. No word if the NAAKL, the National Association for the Advancement of Karl Lagerfeld, plans on any legal action. [NY Post]

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FASHION / April 30 2012 4:56 PM

10 Reasons Dr. Martens are on Top of the World

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Aside from the fact that Dr. Martens were the sole of countless musical subcultures and youth revolutions for the past half a century, and that since 1960, they’ve literally been letting us walk on air, they’ve proven time and time again that they are on top of their game. Pete Townshend, Sid ViciousKurt Cobain and countless other badass music gods reinvented Docs from the stage down, and now Dr. Martens has reinvented from within. In addition to the baller design team they’ve acquired to create the 10 rad styles ahead, they’re also bringing bespoke into the picture with custom Docs for all who can get to their London Spitalfields location. 

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CULTURE, FASHION / April 17 2012 2:14 PM

Anna Sui on Kurt Cobain, Being Anti-Plaid, & why “Eco” is a Double Edged Sword

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With Anna Sui hitting up the Morrison Hotel Gallery, paying homage to Kurt Cobain through Jesse Frohman’s iconic images, I got to chat with her about how Nirvana played its way into her aesthetics. As we spoke of the grunge movement, other movements came to mind, like her quest to Save the Garment Center, and the eco revolution that could really use a game changer of Kurt Cobain proportions to shake it up. Get inside Anna Sui’s mind and history after the jump.

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MUSIC / April 16 2012 1:00 PM

Kurt Cobain Photographer Jesse Frohman on Lensing an Icon

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It Smells Like Teen Spirit down on Prince St. at the Morrison Hotel Gallery. This month, floor to ceiling prints of Kurt Cobain‘s most famous photos hang as a testament to the power of the legendary music and style icon. In November of 1993, photographer Jesse Frohman got a call from the London Observer Sunday Times Magazine to shoot the Nirvana frontman for the cover of the next issue. With a handful of his own clothing, Kurt Cobain showed up to the basement of a conference room on the day of his Roseland Ballroom show, and let his personality pour through Frohman’s lens. Jesse takes us back to that day, where nerdy kid scientist t-shirts got cool, and Kurt Cobain nearly puked in a bucket. Teen spirit, indeed.

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Top 10 Best Dressed Man Bands of All Time

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Music is just about the ultimate sensory satisfaction. The songs that enliven your soul are created by gods of rock that don’t dare stop at the auditory; the sensation is full faceted. They may not call it fashion, but the greatest bands on the planet know in their blood that how they look helps drive the succes of the music itself. That way, when chicks like me are getting their groove on in the audience, we’re dancing with the pure sexiness on the stage before us – sound, body and soul. Here are the 10 bands* that do it best; fusing their sound to their clothes, dressed the way they rock.

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