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  1970s Punks Fashion History Vivienne Westwood, body piercing
Punks cut up old clothes from charity and thrift shops, destroyed the fabric and refashioned outfits in a manner then thought a crude construction technique, making garments designed to attract attention.
Punk hair is worthy of mention - A focal point of the punk look was the hair which was spiked as high as possible into a Mohican hairstyle by a variety of means including sugar and water solutions, soaping, gelatine, pva glue, hair sprays and hair gel.
Around 1977, Zandra Rhodes the British dress designer, took elements of the punk style and used it in her collections making refined and more elegant versions in bright colours which were more acceptable to the rich and famous.
www.fashion-era.com /punks_fashion_history1.htm   (2051 words)

  The Punk Source
Punk rock was a crusade that began in the mid 70s with the emergence of The Ramones and the New York club, CBGB, that would change music forever.
Punk was a movement ridiculed by society for its insane fashion and individuality.
For that reason alone, she has been dubbed the “godmother of punk.” Patti Smith’s influence on punk is not just confined to CBGB because she was one of the genre’s more prolific artists.
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 The Mutated Child of Punk
Punk represents this chaos in the near past and industrial subculture is a continuation of that chaos in the future.
Punk subculture stole what society as a whole deemed to be void of meaning and filled that void with their chaos.
Punk fashion took what society was not willing to talk about and shoved it in society's face.
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 "How Punk Was NYC Punk?"
Punk, or what became punk rock in Britain, was a product of American sources, with roots varying from Bill Haley and his Comets' first chords of rock music to the self-centered poetry of the beat generation's best authors.
Punk may have been lost in time, but it created a music and style that was a new aesthetic, and it meant that one did not have to be a hippie or a genius musician to be in a rock band.
A punk used to be a hoodlum, and New York punk was too weird to be purely street tough enough to be "punk." The New Yorkers were either flamboyant and campy or too overtly intellectualized and dreamy.
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 sociology - Punk rock
Punk rock was also a reaction against certain tendencies that had overtaken popular music in the 1970s, including what the punks saw as superficial "disco" music and grandiose forms of heavy metal, progressive rock and "arena rock." Punk also rejected the remnants of the hippie counterculture of the 1960s.
Punk rock emphasised simple musical structure and short songs, extolling a DIY ethic that insisted anyone could form a punk rock band (the early UK punk fanzine Sniffin' Glue once famously included drawings of three chord shapes, captioned, "this is a chord, this is another, this is a third.
British punk fashion deliberately outraged propriety with the highly theatrical use of cosmetics and hairstyles: eye makeup might cover half the face, hair might stand in spikes or be cut into a "Mohawk" or other radical shapes, and might also be drastically colored.
www.aboutsociology.com /sociology/Punks   (1644 words)

 Counterblast :: The E-journal of Communication and Culture
American punk rock really was always about taste, about defining oneself as outside the mainstream, not through economic situation or a mythologized class consciousness, but through a secret society of musical taste where ones' identity was validated through what one accepted and rejected as legitimate forms of musical expression.
In a way, punk rock became similar to dance culture and club culture where the music is also seen as having a canon, but capable of (and in need of) constant evolution and adaptation, although it is doubtful that dance culture has become as relentlessly doctrinaire as modern punk culture.
Punk bands that have achieved a modicum of mainstream success such as Green Day were seen as derivative of the original canon and also as "selling out" by a community that tries to avoid major record labels and access to widespread audiences as a conscious decision.
www.nyu.edu /pubs/counterblast/punk.htm   (1050 words)

 Punk77 - What was punk
For me punk at its best, was a spontaneous, infectious outburst of aggression and alienation set to music and cool clothes that swept aside politics, feelings, commercialism, gender and political correctness.
From the moment punk had entered mainstream consciousness bands and fans turned in on themselves and argued among each other as to who was more punk - fashion to anti fashion.
Up rose the banner 'punks not dead' and 'Oi' arrived; a punk/skinhead hybrid music that seems to have been a deliberate invention of music writers like Gary Bushell who wanted to hijack punk as a great working class movement.
www.punk77.co.uk /groups/whatwaspunk.htm   (437 words)

 Punk Rock: geek chic in Punk Rock
Fashion is cyclical; things go into and then out of fashion on a regular (almost predictable,as they are often reactions to current trends) cycle.
Punk fashion pretty much wiped out the hippe threads beginning around the mid 70's, but of course suits were only a fraction of the sartorial explosion; Richard Hell's cut-up art damaged t-shirts, bondage gear, the ubiquitous jeans, t-shirt and leather jacket, etc. all featured prominently then and still do today.
Cobain's fashion sense was all the rage, people were also listening to who he was listening to, and he frequently name-checked the no wave/new wave bands of the late 70's.
en.allexperts.com /q/Punk-Rock-2966/geek-chic-Punk-Rock.htm   (779 words)

 80 Punk Fashion | Fashion Of The 80s | Sonia Or Silvia Church Hats | Asian Fashion   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As the Internet grows and expands 80 punk fashion websites are spring up everywhere The chief advantage of web based 80 punk fashion retailers have over old fashioned luxury fashion organizations is the ability to constantly reshape their business to the needs of their customers.
As the net develops victoria secrets fashions big business and entrepreneurs expand their online presence Of course the best advantage that online 80 punk fashion stores have on physical outlets 80s fashion enterprises is the reduced cost of conducting business operations..
Our 80 punk fashion portal is still new so we have not yet managed to add lots of info, but what we have done so far is researched the very best plus size fashion sites on the net.
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 Punk Forum Responses
Punk is about saying "To hell with conforming." The culture (funny how that word is so similar to cult...huh) was about getting away from governments, music industries, and just the superficiality of the entire "civilized" world.
Punk has become about wearing name brand clothes, whereas it used to have ideas, it has become the fad, what teenagers listen to to be cool.
Punk was a word that defined a small scene in NYC but was marketed over in England as that thing that "kids are doing these days." Once punk became this "thing everyone was doing" and a fashion, it became silly and contrived.
www.wsc.mass.edu /mfilas/research/punkforum.html   (1733 words)

 1960s Fashion History 1970s, Mini Skirt. 1970s Fashion, Disco Punk
Fashion history of Mary Quant and the 1960s fashion of the mini skirt.
Fashion history of disco fitness craze of the 80s, adoption of shell suits as street wear.
It may then be better for you to ask your questions in the fashion or costume forum.
fashion-era.com /1960-1980.htm   (557 words)

 EM magazine ::Vol. 02 + Issue Twelve
Punk music used the basic elements of what was know as rock and roll and torn them apart and created them into something new.
The punks managed to create enough media attention that people did start to question appropriate means of appearance and the fashion industry started to change.
Even though punk fashions have been exploited and commodified, this second youth has questioned their surrounding environment and become a producer of their own fashion.
www.evilmonito.com /012/Punkfashion/punkfashion.htm   (1275 words)

 Punk fashion Details, Meaning Punk fashion Article and Explanation Guide
Punk fashion is a fashion style largely associated with the punk movement during the late 1970s and early 1980s.
A classic punk fashion look might consist of: a pair of combat boots or motorcycle boots, tight jeans or tight leather pants worn with a ripped T-shirt and silver bracelets.
While this was not without precedent (NO-FUTURE, a vaguely political slogan from the song "God Save The Queen" by The Sex Pistols, was commonly seen on punk clothing in the mid and late-70s) the depth and detail of these slogans were not developed until the hardcore punk movement began to gain momentum.
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 Punk Rock Music : Huge Selection
With the growing popularity of punk rock music, in all its incarnations, it is only logical that the mainstreaming of its fashion would also come into being.
The same people who once mocked her for her fashion sense are now clinging onto her bootstraps for advice about how to avoid fashion faux pas.
The notion of visual identification with the punk rock music you listen to, the affirmation that you belong to one community as opposed to another through your appearance is nothing new.
www.drstrange.com /pages/punk-rock-music.htm   (323 words)

 Punk Regionalism
I am aware that my examples are arguably not central to the Punk movement at all but are there not certain things which are inescapably linked to all things Punk and from which we can deduce something more tangible as to what the central tenets of Punk are.
Likewise, punk literature is most often distributed in the alternative press or zine world--often with regional distribution--at least until the mainstream embraces a figure such as Bukowski or Burroughs.
Finally, punk art such as album covers and show posters are distributed in small independent record stores and on posters in the area of shows--the regional distribution system.
www.wsc.mass.edu /mfilas/research/punkregion.html   (936 words)

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A classic punk fashion look might consist of: a pair of combat boots, Doc Martens boots, old tattered converse shoes, tapered jeans or tight leather pants worn with a ripped T-shirt and silver bracelets.
Other accoutrements worn by punks often included: bondage trousers, ripped fishnets, spikes, safety pins as body piercings, and pants with leopard patterns.
What could be called "modern" punk fashion has been primarily influenced by Hardcore, Grunge, and to a lesser extent, Goth/Death rock.
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 The New York Times > Fashion & Style > A Spike in the Heart of Pretty: Punk Rocks Again   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Punk's aggressively downbeat look — a pastiche of fl leather jackets, shin-hugging jeans and festoons of chains — has showed up on a few runways, in ads and in the wardrobes of high-school hipsters.
Punk, of course, has often been resurrected since the Ramones first thrashed around the stage of CBGB in the mid-70's.
Punk's latest incarnation is also tame enough for mass consumption, vastly titillating to teenagers, many of them the younger siblings of the sensation-hungry upper middle class adolescents who a decade ago appropriated the baggy pants and oversize hoodies of hip-hop heroes.
www.nytimes.com /2004/10/26/fashion/26DRES.html?ex=1256529600&en=d569cdeb2e7cb2cd&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland   (1023 words)

 Cyber Punk Fashion for punk neon clothes and anarchy womens tops
Cyber Punk fashion is quite popular especially among celebrities.
Cyber punk fashion accessories: Cyber punk fashion is not only associated with the dresses but it also popularized body piercing, footwear, hairstyles and jewelry.
Cyber punk fashion is associated with punk outfits, short hair with spikes, long chains, etc.
www.tshirtfiend.com /cyber_punk_fashion.php   (332 words)

 Punk Fashion | Medieval Fashion | Fashion Institute Of Technology | Fall Church Hats   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Coming across the best punk fashion sites can be extremely frustrating.
We painstakingly researched everything on fashion umbrellas and select the best sites from all those available for you to visit.
Sometimes when you're faced with 3 million search results on bohemian fashion it's arduous to pick the sagacity from the bad advice.
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 Punk Fashion   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The punk style originated from the 1980s and became an incredible influence in today’s high fashion mainstream.
Even though punk style has been exploited and co modified, this second youth has questioned their surrounding environment and become a producer of their own fashion.
Punk is in no way the same movement it once was.
www.best-fashion-store.com /punk-fashion.html   (357 words)

 Punk fashion and punk jewelry in today’s styles
Punk fashion has evolved from mohawked youths wearing safety pins as accessories.
The do-it-yourself look is always a classic when it comes to punk clothing, but there are other sources that are viable options when it comes to creating your style.
Punk rock came out of fighting established norms and the status quo.
www.body-jewelry-useek.com /1283-punk-fashion.htm   (358 words)

 Punk Fashion - SF/Berkeley Punk Rock 1978-1982 - tribe.net
The one serious fashion regret I have is having Mark Devito paint the zombie from Iron maiden on the back of my red and fl motorcycle jacket.
I was at the height of my "even punk rock sucks" stage, wearing Motohead t-shirts, and when people asked me why my answer was "Because they SUCK!" Following in that tradition I paid good money to have MArc paint this heavy metal dude on the back of my jacket.
I so remember how swiftly you saw punk fashion appearing in Vogue (I think I remember seeing some really edgy work as early as 1980, maybe earlier in Vogue), for thousands of dollars a throw, doing what some of y'all were doing just for much bigger bucks and with better fabric (in some cases).
sfbpunk.tribe.net /thread/6df09448-ba01-4afc-806c-ee8e5cf82ca9   (2667 words)

 Search: Punk Fashion Tips
Punk Lolita (or Lolita Punk) combines punk fashion elements to the Lolita fashion...
Punk hairstyles is one of the popular hairstyles available.A Mohawk hairstyle is popular with those seeking a punk hairstyles.
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 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Punk fashion
Punk fashion varies very widely from Vivienne Westwood styles to The Exploited[?], to Black Flag.
Start with a good pair of combat boots or motorcycle boots, tight jeans or tight leather pants, add ripped tshirt, silver bracelets.
See: Cyberpunk fashion, BDSM fashion, Gothic fashion, Death rock fashion, Black metal fashion, Industrial fashion.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/pu/Punk_fashion   (97 words)

 Punk Fashion Distributer at Cyberpunkclothing.Com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Related terms include emo punk hair style, punk culture clothing, punk rock clothing style fashions, snuff the punk album art, and punk hair styles for boys.
Punk Fashion Distributer related phrases are on Cyberpunkclothing.Com.
Related phrases are punk art work, female punk fashion, bulk gothic punk clothing, guy punk hair styles, and fashion punk rock dresses.
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 Buddhist Punk Fashion Shows, Runway Collections And Fashion Tv.
The buddhist punk fashion show is by invitation only.
Fashion show production has become big business and is one of the most persuasive and influential marketing tools used by the fashion industry today.
Nowhere is the fashion energy more electrifying than on the runways where collections are introduced.
www.infomat.com /runway/buddhistpunk.html   (181 words)

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