Glamour magazine, December 2016, Christmas gift guide
Style Tribes is a powerful read and it emphasises that fashion is far from frivolous – it’s a lifestyle choice and a badge of identity we shouldn’t take for granted.
Reading Style Tribes is like wearing a pair of well-loved classic jeans – you know what you’re getting and you like it. The chronology takes us through a cavalcade of cutting-edge fashion, all of it ultra-modern in its day.
From Flappers and the Harlem Renaissance, to Mods, Punks, and Harajuku style, the book explores the stories behind 30 unique identities, which span across the last 100 years. Illustrated with both archival and contemporary photographs, Style Tribes documents the origins, influence, and legacies of these popular youth movements in encyclopedic form.
Just looking through the photos in Style Tribes is reminiscent to what fashion bloggers were like back then and allows us to draw the connection and analyze how these different subcultures evolved. This book is more than a coffee table book, its a conversation starter and it will have you pondering more about the art of fashion blogging.
Style Tribes – The Fashion of Subcultures by Caroline Young is a well-researched must-read fashion history book for every woman who is interested in the history of fashion, style, and music. Reading it will teach you a lot about yourself.
A kick-butt reference guide for style lovers
Serving as a fashion encyclopaedia of sorts, the book examines the history of each style, complete with vibrant photos from the time period when the style was most popular. Young’s background as a journalist benefits her readers, as she presents the cultural implications of each style in a succinct, easy-to-understand manner.
this book really gets down to the nitty gritty and explores a lot of different cultures that I think a lot of us are more peripherally aware of than actually clued in on the history of. Because this book is so well researched and comprehensive, I think this is a must have for anyone interested in the history of both fashion and of subculture. I also think this makes a great coffee table book, the type that visitors will love to pick up and page through… It really does get two very enthusiastic thumbs up from me!
This sweeping book chronicles 100 years of style, investigating how fashion across the centuries has influenced and embodied culture of the time. From the Harlem Renaissance through to the Swing Kids of Nazi Germany; covering Beatniks, Disco and Neo-Rockabillies and Sapeurs in between, Young compiles a comprehensive, elegant and engaging survey of the fashions across our times.