br0kenrecord asked: in generation three it made me kinda sad to see how franky and rich changed from the first few episodes of series five to the last few of series six. franky changed her wardrobe and her morals, and rich stopped wearing his band shirts and didnt bother with growing out his hair like he promised grace. any thoughts?
I have to say. I’m not too bothered by the change in fashion, because it makes sense. During that time in my life I changed my fashion all the time without reason or thinking about it.
Franky got a boyfriend and opened up sexually. That sometimes triggers the desire in some girls to dress more girly. Franky also had very little female influence before Bristol and now she has three female friends. She didn’t have to change for them, but they will influence her that’s just how things work.
As for Rich basically his color scheme changed. He still dresses metal just a different kind. He wears metal muscle shirts (usually white or gray) and he brought back the old classic metal denim. He basically started to dress Dad Rock. Rich matured in Series 6 and the truth is…his metal look though I adored it…was stereotypically metal and I think with Grace his world widened a bit. Then when Grace died his world changed.
Also when you get older you start to realize it’s not what you wear that defines you. You define you. Franky is figuring herself out she is not fully defined yet. Rich though he’s defined but not by his clothes, but by his mind. He’s metal. He can wear American Eagle Outfitter and he would still be metal. Because that’s who he is not what he wears. But even in Series 6 he basically had a non-black metal fashion.
As for Rich’s hair it’s a bit different with filming since they don’t film in order. And episode 1 is only a few months after the series finale. His hair really could not grow too long. Then Episode 1 was filmed towards the middle. So they really couldn’t allow Alex Arnold to grow his hair out too much due to film order. I feel like his length wasn’t short though and it was quite metal. It fit him.
They are just growing up and figuring themselves out. Because of that there fashion would change.
Franky’s fashion was more in the beginning her not knowing herself so she’s adongynous.
Then Rich’s WHOLE story line was about how a label shouldn’t define him so rigidly.
So yeah. I also wrote about Franky and Rich:Mainstreaming or Life you can see it in the table of contents if you want more of my thoughts on the fashion changes.
I do miss the leather jacket. But honestly I’m not too bothered by the fashion changes. But I’m sorry it makes you sad!