Establishment wasn’t too pleased when punks came about, back in the 1970’s and 80’s. The punk movement was about being young, rebellous, and – perhaps most importantly – different.
Or was it?
One punkishly-clad person might’ve stood out in a mass of plain looking people, but likely wouldn’t have looked as peculiar next to his peers. People like looking similar, just to make sure they belong somewhere. It’s the most appealing aspect of a subculture.
Over the past 25 years, most people who wear clothing that’s considered typically “punk” simply copy their predecessors. Thus, it’s been a long time since punk fashion was last truly considered shocking or edgy.
The punk aesthetic has been adapted to fit other moulds; Avril Lavigne turned it into something befitting of a teen popstar, and fashion powerhouses Carine Roitfeld and Kate Lanphear aren’t shying away from a little punk in their wardrobes either.
There is, however, one fashion consolidation I have yet to come across:
That’s right, pearls and a mohawk. I’ve never seen pearls paired with anything “rebellous” really.
Lace, the other thing boys refuse to wear, has an erotic feel to it at times, but pearls haven’t. They’re sweet and pure.
Dessin de moi.