The A/W 13 catwalks are being rocked by a punk revival, with a combination of studs, chains and tartan. With designers embracing the anti-establishment look born from the punk revolution of the 1970’s, the trend pays tribute to the likes of Vivienne Westwood, David Bowie and The Sex Pistols.
The new mature take on one of fashion’s most rebellious trends was chosen as the theme for the 2013 annual Met Gala where celebrities were seen to rock their interpretations of the style.
Recurring season after season the punk trend is guaranteed to be a wardrobe staple, with the mix and match vibe allowing clothing combinations to be endless. While the trademark PVC, plaids and prints still maintain a strong presence, this time round the punk comeback will adopt a more glamorous look, making it the perfect trend for day time as well as in the office.
Gone are the days of the subculture causing an uproar with the genre now being seen as mainstream, however this works to your advantage as it means you can easily access the trend on the high street. The key to perfecting this trend is however D.I.Y. customisation which will allow you to have a completely unique look.
Make sure you explore all this trend has to offer, take it as far as you want or just incorporate elements into your Autumn/Winter wardrobe. Punk was an era that allowed people to explore self expression, let’s see what the trend brings this time round.
Punk trend essentials:
- Flat chunky boots
- Black eyeliner