jueves, 20 de junio de 2013
Punk, why do you come back?
This year in the M.E.T. gala was all about Punk: Chaos to Couture. People could see the different creations by designers such as: Dolca&Gabbana, Givenchy, Balmain, Rodarte, Moschino, Eddie Bordo, and of course the queen of Punk, Vivienne Westwood, among others. “We are delighted to offer women the opportunity to capture the spirit of punk with clothing that combine fashion and rebellion”. This year on the catwalks there has been a trip through the time and the public had traveled to the 70’s. A lot of designers started using black leather as one of their main fabrics to combine it, not just with jackets but also with other garments like boots with chains, skirts, dresses, gloves… The main colors on the catwalks when it comes to punk influences are black, red and white. There is also an appearance of “aggressive” accessories like chains, black leather shoes, rings in dragon shapes, piercings, tattoos, zips, safety pins, strong make up and pale skin. The main prints representing this trend are also the Scottish print and animal print. Punk was something representing a lifestyle during the 70’s but it has been present in other aspects of live during all these years. We can find Punk influences on art, graphic design, music, movies, and of course fashion. Nowadays Punk is not only representing a fashion style, but a lifestyle too. The situation that society is living in the present with the Global crisis, political corruption and the constant technological changes… What style better than punk can represent such a revolutionary time? As it happened a lot of times in the past, there are always groups of people which don’t agree with the established systems. This disagreement can end up creating a revolution. The designers have to adapt themselves to the current trends also. So, due to this unstable situation they looked at the past and as I said before, they chose the style that represents mostly the feeling that society is living today. So designers, instead of waiting for a revolution, created a revolution by themselves, transporting again the Punk on the most important catwalks of the fashion world. Because as Vivienne Westwood said: “When you explore the past, you enter the future”.