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Style tribes: the fashion of subcultures

Style tribes: the fashion of subcultures

Young, Caroline, author

This title explores the style, fashions and ideology of youth movements of the last 100 years, including flappers, swing kids, mods, rockers, surfers, hippies, punks, disco, hip hop, Harajuku and hipsters. Fully illustrated, it delves into the stories behind the styles, what sets each of them apart, and looks at the influence and legacy of each of these tribes

Book. English.
Published London: Frances Lincoln Limited Publishers, 2016
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Statement of responsibility: Caroline Young
ISBN: 0711237514, 9780711237513
Physical Description: 256 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Subject: Subculture.; Beauty and Fashion.; Fashion.

Author note

Caroline Young is an Edinburgh-based writer and journalist who has written for national newspapers and women's magazines including Closer and The Daily Mail. Caroline studied English Literature and Film and TV Studies at Glasgow University, and in 2007 she gained a Masters in Journalism and Mass Communication in Griffith University, Brisbane.


â ‘Style is a language, a philosophy, an identity. It is reaction, provocation, rebellion, expression. It is counter culture. It is sub culture. It is socio political, potent, bold and powerful.

Style Tribesâ   examines how we express our individuality and our politics by the choices we make in presenting ourselves to the world. It is an exploration into the role that style has played within our culture and a probe into the intent, the meanings and the weight behind something we often think of as so frivolous.’

Shirley Manson, Garbage