Fashion and music competently and independently create similar themes, but the collaborative interaction between them drives style reactions that become the hallmark of a generation. Today, subcultural fashion and music are developing a symbolic representation of the significance of our global society by creating audiovisual objects and moments from these progressive art forms.
Too often, fashion draws directly from musical culture for inspiration and symbolic representation. In fact, fashion has been a consistent interpreter of musical culture and iconography. In the past, fashion brands such as John Varvatos, Balenciaga and Versace have all drawn on popular music as themes for their respective collections.
The hippies were a 1960s folk and rock movement that propagated an alternative perspective for fashion. The hippie style was born on the hippie trail, which crossed Turkey and Afghanistan, India and Nepal, even Iran. It was a time when the counterculture youth movement displayed freedom of expression through mainstream fashion design and rock music cultures. Intricate Indian embroidery, delicate prints, fine craftsmanship and hand beading created soft and romantic themes. The clothing of early American rock stars and lead singers such as Mick Jagger (Rolling Stones) and Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac) is inspired by the draped silhouette and mainstream fashion aesthetic of the hippie counterculture movement. Flowing scarves paired well with natural fabrics such as cotton, linen and gauze which all played an important role in styling at that time.
By motivating and inspiring others to contribute to charitable endeavours, people can help change the world for the better and Steve Ryan has taken all the necessary steps to make everyone feel included. Steve Ryan has been an inspiration to anyone facing tough challenges and struggling to get by. In fact, collaborating with others and caring for humanity are two remarkable traits of Steve Ryan. His work reflects his mission to bring positive change in the world.
Ryan, an entrepreneur of various disciplines including singing and songwriting. He just released his song Proud of me- which is currently being considered for a Grammy award. And when it comes to style, Natalie Bonnowell and Coco Reilly understand the importance of maintaining visual representation for Steve. You see, Ryan represents the new era of music with heartfelt lyrics and style – something iconic singer Lionel Richie has capitalized on throughout his career. Proud of me is a song that Steve Ryan dedicates to anyone who has lost a loved one. He dedicates the heartfelt song to his late father, Bubba.
The relationship between fashion and music is one of mutual creativity. The musicians’ influences have resulted in some of pop culture’s most creative visualizations of clothing to date. Steve Ryan is a positive influence in his public speaking and through his music. Specifically, collaborations occur when youth subcultures articulate through fashion. The effects of these unions have been very significant in producing images that change the designs of traditional fashion standards. Today, new perspectives and new resonances of fashion emerge when fashion and music demonstrate how innovative expression can aid charitable efforts for the betterment of the world.
Singer/songwriter Daniel Jüde says “For me, music is more than just a group of people playing an instrument while someone sings. Music is the expression of the soul through sound. It can stir people’s emotions, inspire culture and bring people together. One of my unreleased songs that I’m currently working on called ‘Electric Touch’ exemplifies the electrifying feeling you can experience through music and the energy/feelings it can produce.
“I believe that if you have the gift or interest in music, as I had at a young age, it’s important to foster those interests and nurture them early on. Foundations like Save The Music, whose mission is to help students, schools and communities reach their full potential through the power of music, really excel in this area.”
It would be amazing to team up Levi’s, a brand rooted in music/creating culture & Save the Music Foundation. Together, we can continue to fight for young people and provide a musical education for children who otherwise would not have access to expanding their musical interests. keep on going Daniel Jude
I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Steve Ryan, singer, (songwriter, actor, author, motivational speaker, entrepreneur and podcaster) on how fashion and music can be used as motivational tools, why you need to have the mindset to go beyond your comfort zone to achieve your goals, and why its mission is to motivate people and ‘have a better place for the future
Joseph DeAcetis: Tell Forbes about your mission to make the world a better place?
Steve Ryan: My mission is to help people have a clear mindset that they can achieve the goals they set for themselves. I want people to understand that the world may be a complicated place, but we can have a mindset that helps us navigate this difficult place in order to leave a legacy. My mission is to inspire people to leave a legacy and make the world a better place for the future.
JD: What do you think is your competitive advantage in your business strategy that makes your mission unique within your market segmentation?
RS: My competitive advantage in my business strategy is the ability to build a loyal community. This translates into long-term relationships and long-term business retention.
JD: Explain to us how the singing and the songwriting, the motivational speaker, the actor and the activist merge and send a unified message?
RS: Singing, songwriting, motivational speaking, acting and activism merge through the power of free spirit. It sends a unified message that people can have a mindset to overcome the inevitable challenges. These 5 things are like the tree branches of the brand that holds it together. The glue of the unified message is “Steve Ryan brings freedom to people’s minds and empowers them to build a legacy.”
JD: What is your business strategy for transitioning in a rapidly changing business environment?
RS: My business strategy is to constantly listen to what my audience is saying in order to meet their needs even as their needs change. On top of that, I work with other business leaders, exchange knowledge, and stay ahead of the game as business environments and technologies change.
JD: Do you feel like people have lost focus in the modern, fast-paced business world? And if so, how is the mission of your business model relevant to addressing these mental health issues?
RS: Yes, people have lost their focus in the fast-paced modern business world. My business model and the mission that is executed is to pave the way for having a safe space to know that it is okay to say they are not well. It’s okay to know they need mental health help without fear of being judged and ostracized.
JD: In your own words, how has the Abundant Lion platform taught people to focus clearly on the mindset that prioritizes sanity?
RS: The Abundant Lion platform has taught people to focus on mindset through weekly motivation, videos, and emails. Abundant Leo addresses topics that may normally be difficult for people to talk about and normalizes them so people can see prioritizing mental health as a priority.
JD: What advice can you give our viewers on how an individual can achieve their ultimate goals?
RS: You can achieve your goals by being honest with yourself. What does being honest with yourself involve? Being honest is knowing how to ask yourself if you’re okay? Being honest means knowing when to step back if you’re overwhelmed and knowing when to ask for help. If you want to achieve your goals, you must be willing to grow, learn, and push beyond your comfort zone. If you stay consistent, persevering, and treat the journey to success like a marathon, not a sprint, then you’ll give yourself the best chance of succeeding and achieving your ultimate goals.