Would the contemporary fashion, customs and aesthetics be different if not for rebels? They share one feature - opposition to surrounding reality. It is them who changed the world throughout eras. In all societies, from the most primitive to the most civilised, people shown their affinity with groups and ideas through clothing.
At one time women got rid of uncomfortable corselets… Later, they defied the bourgeois convention by wearing trousers. Such actions were always accompanied by contrariness and rebellion.
In the 1950s beatniks were popular in the United States. This style reached Europe and behind "the iron curtain", while in Poland they were known as Bikiniarze. They were fascinated with the American culture and jazz culture which they manifested in distinctive clothing: a wide jacket, narrow trousers, boots with thick rubber soles and colourful socks.
Afterwards, there was the period of hippies and disagreement with traditional social institutions: marriage, family and school. Streets were full of long-haired people in loose colourful outfits. The era of flower children dawned.
In the 1980s a culture called "Punk" was dominating. Bovver boots, torn jeans, mohawks, distinctive make-up, black nails and black eye make-up. Later, ecological fashion, Yuppies generation and, of course, Hipsters came.
Revolution in fashion is continuing…
- George Sand, Coco Chanel, Christian Dior, Andy Warhol, David Bowie, James Dean, Zbigniew Cybulski, John Lennon, Brigitte Bardot, Janis Joplin, Pomarańczowa Alternatywa (the Orange Alternative), etc.