Northern Soul is the embodiment of what it meant to be in a youth subculture based on music and fashion. A large proportion of Northern soul’s original audience came from within the 1960’s mod culture. Some mods began to embrace various new sounds such as psychedelic rock, however others – especially those in Northern England – stuck to their original soul/R&B sound. This resulted in new groups such as the Skinheads and Northern Soul to begin to emerge. Therefore Northern Soul is very much integrated with British subcultures, new and old.
Their fashion (as with most subcultures) helped to define them. This body of work explores a small fraction of the look and movement of Northern Soul.