Written by: Alexis A. Ansley
Punk-inspired fashions dominate this season’s runway style. Studs, spikes, leather, tartans; you name it, it was showcased. Versace, Chanel, Jeremy Scott and more were all inspired by the rebellious nature of punk fashion. It was even the theme of this year’s Met Gala and celebrities took the red carpet with daring punk-inspired pieces.
Punk fashion is no newbie to the runways. In fact, the current wave is a rebirth of the revolution brought about in the 70’s. The birth of high fashion Punk emerged with Vivienne Westwood. Born in 1941, Westwood has become one of the most adored British fashion designers in the world. She took an underground style trend and made it a statement on the runways. She began her fashion career in 1971 and has since continued to express ideas of eccentricity and rebellion in her fashion, all of which are essential elements of Punk.
Since its emergence on high fashion runways, punk fashion has bled into the mainstream, most notably in the 80’s and early 90’s with pieces like the leather jackets, tartan bottoms, heavy metal accessories and distressed clothing. The ideas of individuality and rebellion supported by the punk culture are what made punk fashion such a widespread movement.
In today’s fashion world, punk has made a comeback and many are combining their personal style with elements of punk fashion. Incorporating this trend into your wardrobe is a must for the fall season.
Punk fashion can be as impromptu or chic as you make it. It’s all about making it work with what you have and making it fit your personal style. All you need is the right attitude. Go punk this season!
Versace photo: source
Vivienne Westwood photo: source
Alexis Ansley is a Central Florida fashion blogger, fashion consultant and co-founder of Lex&Pooch Styling Co. An avid enthusiast for all things vintage, Alexis has made a name for herself by uniquely combining vintage and contemporary styles within her personal fashion choices and while styling clients. Alexis is a member of the Independent Fashion Bloggers (IFB) community and work towards bringing fresh and unique fashions to the forefront of all her style ventures.
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