Are you acting like a punk or dressing like one?
The word punk has various meanings. Some of
which are not so flattering.
We are not necessarily in agreement with any of
these meanings, but these are ways in which the word has been used by
A better example of the terms is in regard to music
and the fashion worn by bands and fans of the punk culture.
Punk is a loud, fast-moving, and aggressive form of rock music,
popular in the late 1970s and early
Punk fashion is the clothing, hairstyles,
cosmetics, jewelry, and body modifications of the punk subculture.
Some punk fashion include the use of
Punk fashion varies widely, ranging from
Vivienne Westwood designs to styles to
homemade garments that have been torn, stitched, stapled, and possibly
Punk clothing, which was initially handmade,
became mass-produced and sold in record stores and some smaller
specialty clothing stores by the 1980s. Punk fashion had become
commercialized at various times, by many well-established fashion
designers, such as Vivienne Westwood and
Paul Gaultier. These internationally known designers have
used punk elements in their designer collections.
The distinct social dress of other subcultures and
art movements, including glam rock, skinheads, rude boys, greasers, and
mods have influenced punk fashion. Punk fashion has likewise
influenced the styles of these groups, as well as those of popular
culture. Many punks use clothing as a way of making a statement.
Many fashion magazines, movies, and other
glamour-oriented media have featured classic punk hairstyles and
Punk fashion has many subsets of style. Here
are a few of the primary categories:
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If you are interested in reading fashion blog
posts, you may want to read our
post-punk fashion style post.
You may also want to learn about
grunge fashion which shared a few
similarities such as plaid shirts.