street style


looking through style sight I have found a new look style called punk raver, this is when you combine punk cloths with bright and bold colours that you would were out to clubs or to a festival, the festival look also links in with the hippie flower power look of relaxing, chilling having a good time which the bright colours reflect upon.

Punk style stands out in a crowd and was a statement to other on rebelling out. The clothes used are normal cheep and were added to with their own style such as safety pins, band logos or they where torn apart on purpose to crate different affects but more importantly a look that stands out in the crowd and makes you look noticed. Leather jackets were oftener worn and studs added to created for the shock factor

‘…punk was invented to alienate every other element of society by using sex and bondage as its themes.’

The Fashion Book p401

‘… punk style with their bondage trousers and T-shirts with oversized slogans.’

Fashion the ultimate book of costume and style

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festival, hippie, power flower look of chilling and having a good time is
reflected by the bright colours that are worn. Theirs also a more chilled and relaxed
feel and clothes are often just put on even if the colours or patterns clash.

‘today, nothing is out, because everything is in. Every costume from every era is now available to everyone’ Marshall McLuhan, Harper’s Bazaar, 1968

‘hippie dress conveyed ne beliefs: peace, interest in other cultures, and experimentation- especially with psychedelic drugs; bright clothing patterns…’

Fashion the ultimate book of costume and style

‘skirt lengths dropped to the floor in swaying maxis’

Fashion the ultimate book of costume and style

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Brake down of the look

As you can see the lady in the pitcher takes inspiration from both the punk and also hippie style, she has a bright bold orange top and pink trainer’s, the colours clash but it gives a hippie festival look to her outfit, making the clash look fashionable, also a beaded necklace gives the inspired look form different culture. I also noticed that she is smoking giving her the edge look that gives you the punk feel when they started rebelling. The black leather jacket sharpens up the look and gives it that edge look, the slit up the skirt also give you the same look that stands out of the crowed, this looks links in with the whole punk era of slashing up your clothes and rebelling, but the length of the skirt links with the hippie swinging sixties theme. I think the sunglasses are a nice touch as well as they soften up the look by giving it that festival feel.

I don’t think that the original meaning of the hippie and punk is why this lady wore what she wore, but I think she wants to stand out in the crowd and be noticed, even though what she is wearing can be quite striking just like the punks. I do like her style and how she mixed up to very different eras and intertwined them together; I think the balance is well between the themes and has a modern twist.




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