Hey Punk!

0 Posted by - January 3, 2013 - Diary

Ending the Pop! exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum was a sneak peak at the start of the Punk era. In retaliation of the increasingly tame rock music and mainstream  style of the musicians, a DIY attitude to music and fashion took place.Punk---knit

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The Punk era can be related back to the rockers of the fifties. Both eras of music were a big contrast to what was happening at the time. They both started as underground scenes before gradually taking hold of mainstream culture.

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In terms of fashion, the fifties breakthrough was when Marlon Brando starred in The Wild One. Soon teenagers everywhere wanted to emulate their idol.

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Seen here sporting a timeless white t-shirt, it can be mirrored with the Westwood designed white t-shirts. Taking popular images of the time like royalty and newspaper slogans and manipulating them to show their anti-establishment attitudes.Punk---topFull-size Image

Again, Brando wore leather well in The Wild One.

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And twenty five years later, leather was still used for fashion rebellion, this time studded and distressed to within an inch of its life.

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