Pauline Black is the lead singer of the “choice of fashion” of the “Selector” band, a politically revitalized two-tone ska formed in the late 1970s. The band is still making people dance. She is very famous for her performances with her bisexual counterparts. She used a tailor-made, rude boy style in performing music to achieve her fashion goals. This is a sharp response to the English Thatcherism in the 1980s. To be sure, cats’ bows and tote bags are never her things – nor are they designed for that. Duro Olowu called Blake the muse in his fall series. He described Blake’s style as “less effortless”; she called it sharp. Of course, there is nothing special about the image of this musician, actress and writer.
“Now Britain’s Fashion magazine has a black editor. I think this is a good thing. There has been a general increase in people’s discussion of black fashion ideas.” I can only assume that I suddenly appeared on Duro’s radar (via old photographs). “Black from the UK is thoughtful on the phone.” One thing I never did was to wear a skirt, and Duro performed quite well on the skirt. I like his work “Black notes”, a long coat that mixes cloth and patterns. I think that he quite likes black and white plaids here, there, and elsewhere. Similarly, he likes other colored plaids, uses clean outlines, and mixes with more African styles and fabrics. “When we stood side by side to see if she would wear one of them, when this fall, the picker was touring with “British Beat” and “Roger”, Black took us through her unique rude girl image Birth and evolution.”
The decade of greed is back; can you talk about your appearance in the 80s?
I think that my 80’s fashion began when I joined the Selector, which is part of the dual-tone movement: blacks and whites played in the same band, and in that particular era it was a rather strange one. phenomenon. The images are black and white: black and white plaid, black and white clothing; to some extent, I think this is the case when the form is subject to function. I don’t think we were the first to do this, but we were the first to be noticed in this way. People are immediately interested in the clothes we wear. The clothes we wear are reminiscent of the 60s and 50s styles, such as our shirts and the like. In my opinion, casual shoes are a kind of etiquette.
Many of these fashions did not happen on the ground, so we had to go underground [find them]. When we go to the United States, we will go to the thrift store to buy these fancy dresses, because that was what we remembered when we watched movies in the 60s. This is the reason why I first started exploring; over time, [I] is no longer just a strict black and white model. Some colors were added, such as red, which is very consistent with the way we look at the world more with our political (but still very accommodating) message. For a while, I like olive green. It is a soldier’s appearance. It looks good, but when you come to power, it still represents business. I call it another way of dressing.
Is the shape of the tomboy deliberate?
That’s totally my consciousness. This is a situation where I must decide on an image. No other woman does the kind of music we do. If so, then they would really like the pink lace – that chic disco (looks) and Donna Summer – I really do not like that style. I was more familiar with punk style, but there was no real black female punk at the time. There are some people, like Sousse and Krishna Hayes, but you don’t have to tell her that she’s punk – and Debbie Harry, of course. She can wear anything and it looks beautiful.
For me, I really need something that I feel comfortable with. I looked at what these people were wearing, and that was the style of the entire 60s: black pants suits, tapered black pants, flat shoes, white socks, and red Harrington (jackets). All of these things are there. If you look for them in other stores, you can buy them, so I chose what I like. I can always find a plaid or black and white shirt with white details. This kind of thing happened in the 1980s, but it has not yet developed into modern romanticism. I put this picture together, basically like a little rude girl: Of course, that was the argument at the time.
Can you describe this rude style?
There is a very famous photo about the weeper and Bob Marley – long before he got out of the lock – his hair was short, wearing a black suit, white shirt, black tie. In Jamaica, this is the so-called rude boy. He thinks he is fashionable.