New Romantic


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New Romantic movement was a pop culture movement that originated in the United Kingdom in the late 1970s. The movement emerged from the nightclub scene in London and Birmingham at venues such as Billy's and The Blitz. The New Romantic movement was characterized by flamboyant, eccentric fashion inspired by fashion boutiques such as Kahn and Bell in Birmingham and PX in London. Early adherents of the movement were often referred to by the press by such names as Blitz Kids, New Dandies and Romantic Rebels.


  • Dressing up to an extreme
  • Theatrical hair and makeup
  • Androgynous clothing


New Romantic music was primarily the synth-driven pop music that was popular in 1980s UK.


  • Duran Duran
  • Japan
  • Spandau Ballet
  • The Human League
  • Ultravox


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