Now I’m not talking about high culture here or looking to get into the range of styles. It matters little.
winkle-pickers, beehives, split jeans, arses hanging out, no laces, mini-skirts, levis, Italian suits, waist coats, plastic coats, what-ever.
Goths, Punks, Hip-cats, Rockabillies, Hippies, Skinheads……….
What’s it about?
Every new generation creates a new set of equally daft fashion statements.
It’s all about sex isn’t it? It’s a statement of fertility and accessibility isn’t it? It’s saying – ‘we’re available’.
But people hang on to their youth and fashion long past its sell-by date. Each youth fashion and haircut sticks around long past the youth, fertility and availability it signifies.
That is why youth fashion has to change all the time.
Other cultures – like some African cultures – have a ceremony where the youths are stripped of their hair and youth culture and enter into an age of adulthood. They marry and settle down.
But hey – fashion is fun – right?