So in the spirit of DIY fashion I have decided to show you how you can customise pieces of clothing you know longer wear, over the next coming week. Thus saving you money and having some fun.
Punk fashion is the clothing, hairstyles, jewellery and body modifications of the Punk subculture. A subculture is defined as a small group of people who live in the larger community who go about the lives is different way. Punk fashion’s most famous designer is Vivienne Westwood who dressed the Sex Pistols and The Exploited, Punk fashion has been extremely commercialised at various times and many various fashion designers- Westwood, John Paul Gautier and even Versace showed elements of Punk fashion in their designs.
Punk was an intentional rebuttal of the perceived excess and pretencions found in mainstream music and culture as a whole. Early Punk fashion was anti-materialistic- Generally unkempt, short hair styles famously the spiked multi-colour Mohawk, simple clothes from T-shirts, Jeans and Leather jackets: customised blazers and smart formal shirts randomly covered in slogans such as- “Only Anarchists are pretty”, blood patches and controversial images were also extremely popular.
Safety pins were massively popular in with Punks and were used everywhere from on clothing, as piercings and accessories. Many female Punks rebelled against stereotyping of women and often combined delicate or pretty clothes with masculine pieces such as a tutu with big chunky boots.
Punks also love DIY fashion, that’s where its roots were, and incorporated everyday objects for aesthetic effect. Purposely ripped clothes were held together by safety pins or wrapped with tape, black bin liners became dresses, shirts and skirts. Other items added to clothing or worn as jewellery included razor blades, chains and in some extreme cases sanitary products.
|Modern London Punks Carnaby Street|
The other day I went shopping with my boyfriend, we headed into town expecting to find him something to wear straight away, he hates shopping and usually shops online. I had managed to convince to physically go into town, I was sick of him walking around in Beer T-shirts he had bought whilst we were travelling, still thinking that he looked cool, I would say border line homeless especially if he hadn’t shaved. So off we went with high expectations and we found…. nothing. If your a teenager who likes wearing skinny acid wash jeans with tight tight polo shirts or your the older gentleman then your well catered for anywhere in between I think theres a real lack of choice.
That is until now, with the rip roaring success of the 1st Mens Fashion Week.
Above and below photos are taken at Ta Prohm where the forest are is trying to reclaim back its space. The tree roots (above) ahave literally grown over the temple, the tree roots are now holding up the temple. This is also where Lara Croft was filmed.
|Marion Davies- Finger Waves|
Britain is known for its rich history spanning back hundreds of thousands of years. We have had lots of Kings, Queens and extended Royal Family. Over the years Royal style has changed a lot, from decadent materials accessories with Gold and Precious Stones, to military uniforms and now, most commonly seen, designer outfits. At school I was never interested in history and being surrounded by it I took it for guaranteed, now I am fascinated with our history in bite size pieces.
A very rich decadent outfit which looks like fur, curtain tassel’s and again jewels.
A Navy uniform with feather hat and all of Edwards medals on show. These style of outfits are still seen on Phillip, Charles, William and Harry today.
One of Kate’s favourite designers is Alexander McQueen, who she worn 3 days in a row for the Jubilee and famously her wedding dress was designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen.
For formal occasions such as wedding, jubilee and other public occasions William will wear traditional dress such as formal Navy Uniform or RAF uniform. Kate has been seen shopping in high street shops such as Gant and Zara for Prince William, his suits are made by Gieves and Hawkes which is of course found on Savile Row.