There’s A Punk Rocker on My Runway
“It’s not about the fashion, it’s about the passion.” A statement used by many a punk rocker, including yours truly, at some point. But this season, we’re gonna be seeing a shit ton of punk rock fashion in the stores. In case you haven’t noticed, just about every fashion retailer, big and small, is heavily influenced by punk rock attire this fall. Zara has almost every piece in their stores, studded out. Yes, that is an exaggeration. And walking by David Z looks like the New York Dolls had made sweet sweet love to the Casualties (a prominent NYC street punk band) and blew their load all over every pair of shoes in the store. Is there a pair of women’s pumps that doesn’t have a single stud in it???
It’s a touchy subject for me personally, just because I grew up in the punk rock scene and well, it really wasn’t about the fashion. The studded leather jackets were a way to show your belonging to the punk rock scene. Not to mention they were always designed by the person wearing em. To me it was the same as wearing a yarmulke or sari. It was part of my lifestyle and culture. And I dig the leather, denim and studs look. Which is why I’m so torn. The looks of fashion retailers and brands such as Zara, Burberry Prorsum (seen above), & many others are dope, but hit close to a sort of sacred part of my life. The looks are based on a culture so anti-mainstream and pop culture, that seeing these looks on the runway would make any punk rocker decide to start wearing suits so as not to be confused with a fashionista/o.
So I don’t know how to feel. This is just one fashion bloggers editorial/rant/space waster. What’s your take?
Edited by Jonathan Graynor
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