By Ashley Nicola Wali
Fashion and music have an undeniably close relationship, but few give credence to the indie darlings. Here, a sampling of fashion’s greatest hits.
Alex Turner –
I first laid eyes on Alex Turner on a scorching afternoon at a music festival aptly named Edge Fest. The swoon-worthy Brit strolled onto the stage—jeans impeccably cuffed, quiff magnificently styled. Turner’s look is a suave marriage of 1950s greaser and Teddy boy style. Leather jackets, pomade and penny loafers are all part of the look for the Arctic Moneys frontman. No one rocks the retro look better than this fetching Sheffield lad.
Florence Welch –
Known for her haunting vocals and sublime ensembles, Welch is one of fashion’s favorite musical muses. From performing on the catwalk for Chanel to appearing on the cover of Vogue in December 2011, the fiery-tressed songstress has an unparalleled sartorial influence and gypsy-like allure. If you need further proof of her fashion credentials, Welch was the muse for Gucci’s AW 2011 collection.
Ezra Koenig –
“I can’t wait to have keds,” says , “I don’t care what color my keds are. I will love them w/ all my heart.” The cheery Vampire Weekend frontman is not only known for his delightful tweets and addictive daydream jams, but has been noted for his impeccable style. Vibrant plaids, sunny chinos and bubbly kicks are all sartorial staples for this stylish prep. While many associate spectacle with the term rocker, Koenig dresses like an everyday guy—but really, really well.
Nanna Fabricius – Oh Land
Denmark’s Nanna Fabricius, known by her stage name Oh Land, is the indie world’s hidden gem. Behind the blue-haired beauty’s electro-soaked tunes is an indie darling that has been quickly recognized by the fashion world. Oh Land’s style is a lot like her music—an atmospheric swirl of edgy, quirky threads that supplement her unmatched individuality.
Oliver Sim –
The xx’s enigmatic Oliver Sim may be revered for his smooth vocals and idyllic crooning, but Sim has a sound and style that is entirely his own. Sim cemented his status as a fashion notable when he was even spotted front row at Lanvin’s Fall 2011 collection debut at Paris Men’s Fashion Week. Sim is a master of restraint, sporting minimal and monochromatic ensembles that would make even Calvin Klein envious.