As we take a look back in time, a few particular movements in music, and moments in fashion stand out. The punks and the hippies, the glam rockers and the metal heads have all proven that the relationship between music and fashion are directly reliant on one another; music inspires fashion and vice versa. However, these days, the aesthetics in these two creative worlds are a little more blurred.

The idea of beauty throughout time has usually been a little more precise than it is now in 2015. As technology advances, the way we interpret information changes, and as a result, the way we present ourselves does too. As Kanye said not long ago, “Fusion is the future”. Mr West might chat a lot about nothing, a lot of the time - but this point is rather profound. As the world becomes more connected, sexuality more fluid and music more accessible, who knows what the next moment in beauty will be.

We took a look behind the scenes with iD and their latest documentary ‘Beauty Evolution’. Powered by Microsoft, the film explores the different subcultures throughout time and the way technology is influencing the next phase of ‘beauty’. The directors explained, “The cast that we have is a mix between models and real people. Now you can cast on Instagram, you can get a sense of who people are. Not only as how they see themselves, but how they are expressing themselves through technology.”

Part of the ‘Beautiful Collaborations’ project, makeup artist Ralph Siciliano and directors Santiao & Mauricio have collaborated to bring the brilliant subcultures throughout the decades to life. It’s a stunning documentary, created with the help of the HP Spectre x360 (more info here). Detailed shots of the 70s underground and its edge, the glitter of the glam rockers and the attitude of the punks are all displayed with precision. It ventures right up to the more current Seapunks and the Futureheads, but our question still remains: what next?

Right now, we’re all a little unsure on what the current idea of ‘beauty’ is. People are more open minded, which means trends are too, and we end up being in a place that celebrates more than one form of beautiful.

“Everyone has something special, everyone has something that is more about the personality….and the only thing that brings them together is music.”

Ahh, what a time to be alive.