Fashion trends have the ability to transcend across the world through the internet, music and music festivals. Rave Fashion is a prime example of how a style of dress can look uniform across the world.
When going to a music festival one of the first pieces of business includes what to wear. For example, Wood Stock, one of the most iconic music festivals in American history, personifies Hippie culture and clothing. Modern day music festivals are a huge gathering for young adults for various reasons including to model “Rave Fashion”. Rave fashion goes along with the music and overall culture of raves and includes bright colors, light clothing and eccentric accessories to help a person stand out. The purpose of these extreme looks is to stand out while still remaining hip to the EDM culure; the more bizarre, the better. Rave fashion does not transcend music festivals of all genres but is more specific to the electronic music scene. Clothing lines are becoming more cognizant of this fashion gold mine as more labels are starting up and/or including clothing for this demographic including Neon Nancy and Flirt LA stores.
Like any form of art, fashion evolves over the years and Rave Fashion is no stranger to evolution just as Rave or electronic music in itself has come a long way. Today’s rave fashion represents an era of technology, consumerism and globalization. The prime example of globalization in Rave culture is the furry boot, first found in Ibiza and has become localized into Rave culture across the world as a symbolic piece of Rave fashion. Across the world, the biggest festivals including Tomorrowland (in Belgium) and Global Gathering (switches countries every year) all showcase very similar rave fashions which is telling of the uniformity of these trends.