Subcultures rarely remain subcultures. Despite starting as anti-norm, they fracture in cliches and then be slowly absorbed into the mainstream culture.
The punk movement, that attracted the Beatnik of 60s contrary to the hippy ideologies, was not much different. It splits in the new wave, pop punk, hardcore punk, no wave, street punk and many other styles. However, a key element never disappeared: the non-compliance.
And how the anti-authoritarian, being against the system and the movement pro-freedom can have to do with fashion? The punk spirit lives in our wardrobe, because the desire to be seen differently, to challenge the perceptions and to be free to experience it is the fashion nucleus.
Some designers have built their entire brand around the principles of punk culture (think of Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen), while others continue to refer to punk aesthetics. For example, the Mohican haircut stiff that I wear too is a modern derivation of the hairstyle of that period.
Punk dressing Newchic
The contemporary punk style is much easier to wear than you might think. Of course, there is still oriented to skinny jeans and leather, but there are other common key pieces that can follow the punk culture without being transported in the 70’s.
In the outfit of today, for example, I decided to wear the baggy pants with a washed effect and cuts on knees by Genius Lab and I paired the T.U.K Creepers in black leather with round toe and high platform. The highlights, however, are the Loose Long Sleeve Button Letter Printed Shirt with the Agrestix patch on the front (and also at the back, with the verse of their song) and the Unisex Letter Soft Ski Knit Beanie Hat Caps Winter Hiphop Caps, both available on site Newchic
So the punk style continues to influence our wardrobe and its aesthetic can also be played today, that times have changed, recovering some fundamental key aspects.
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photo by Giacinto Mozzetta