Punk aesthetics is back
In New York and London, in the second part of the Seventies, a group of young people rebelled against the whole world, subverting rules and tradition, destroying everything, including fashion. Thus, the Punk movement was born bringing a style that celebrates disorder and anarchy, with a powerful and communicative aesthetics, made of ripped and stained clothes, skulls, studs and safety pins everywhere, characterized by an underground creativity and a revolutionary spirit.
A very dark vision that immediately fascinated the designers. Today, men's catwalks present an increasingly aggressive and casual style, powerful and apparently destructive, without sacrificing tailoring quality and fine materials. Alexander McQueen, Philipp Plein, Valentino, M.S.G.M., Avant Toi and Dsquared2 play with studs, metallic or printed skulls, damaged textures, stained ore tie-dye surfaces and graffiti writings to build a wardrobe dedicated to men with a strong and bold character, who don’t want to be homologated by society and want to be rebel and free.
A style that has just celebrated its 40th anniversary, which has passed from the road to the catwalks of the world and to the pages of glossy magazines, but which still demonstrates its young and revolutionary nature. Have a look at our proposals and choose your favorite punk outfit.
Skulls & studs
A dark imaginary, inspired by "bad music”, that uses skulls and studs to represent all its rebellious temperament. The only touches of color are almost fluorescent, the only things that shine are the metal studs, the rest is all black, which becomes a uniform, an armor, a strong and really trendy style declaration.
15. Rockstud Untitled bomber by Valentino, Mission printed T-shirt by Philipp Plein, Studded leather patches jeans by Saint Laurent, Mini Skull soft clutch by Alexander Mcqueen, Skull cotton socks by Alexander Mcqueen, Combat studded leather booties by Valentino Garavani.
Cut and destroy
One of the most important elements of punk aesthetics is destruction. The clothes and accessories seem old and used, surfaces are damaged and frayed, textures are ripped and tattered to give the impression of a distressed finishing to the outfit. It is, however, only appearance, because the trendiest clothes of the moment are actually real masterpieces of urban and conceptual design.
Boucle wool coat by Avant Toi, Ripped sweatshirt by M.S.G.M., Ripped faded denim carrot fit jeans by Ami Alexandre Mattiussi, Twisted rib knitted beanie by Avant Toi, Printed leather bowling bag by Golden Goose, Superstar low top leather sneakers by Golden Goose.
Punk fashion expresses a concept of personal and creative freedom, so this style subverts the canons and rules with an apparent chaos. ‘Wrong’ and deleted or handmade writings in the urban graffiti style, paint stains and discoloration: it seems there is something wrong, but in reality it is all perfectly designed to give the feeling of absolute freedom.
Rubberized print sweatshirt by Dsquared2, Spotted sleeveless denim jacket by Dsquared2, Long Cool Fit fluo printed T-shirt by Dsquared2, Vintage Wash denim jeans by Marcelo Burlon, Camu canvas messenger bag by Valentino Garavani, Replica varnish spotted sneakers by Maison Margiela.