The early days of One Direction will forever be special to us. It was a time when the boys were singing "What Makes You Beautiful" to us as they frolicked on a beach, they hadn't yet discovered their fondness for tattoos and the group's style was completely different!
The band's longtime stylist, Caroline Watson, recently talked about how exactly the boys decided they were going to dress in the beginning of their career, and it all leads back to another famous group, the Spice Girls!
"I had this idea that I wanted them to be like the male equivalent to the Spice Girls, but being kind of cool," she said. "When I say "the Spice Girls," I mean being in a group but having an identity. Everyone wore different things and no two girls looked the same. I wanted to create that with the boys. In the beginning, it did have that Spice Girls effect."
The Spice Girls each had distinct personalities and sense of style. There was Posh Spice, Baby Spice, Scary Spice, Ginger Spice and Sporty Spice.
Keeping the girls' individuality in mind, Caroline thought up a similar plan for 1D.
"Niall was always going to be my sporty boy; Zayn was always the cool, mysterious one that was quite street but could be quite high fashion at the same time; Harry was bowties, blazers, that guy that you want to bring home to your mum; Liam was the boy next door; if Louis was going out seven times on stage, he would wear seven different pairs of [suspenders]," she said. "It was good, because it was something people could identify. That's how it worked, but they were always free."
The boys definitely had a cohesive look during their earlier days that totally worked, but we're glad that they have now found their own paths in the style world!
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