- A fashion movement that had its roots in the music world and, although it was believed to have started in New York City in the 1970s, historians now agree that it began sooner. Andy Warhol's Factory in the mid-1960s, the pop art movement, and the hippie movement that followed were incubators that set the stage for the next baby boomers' rebellion, punk. The Lower East Side in Manhattan was the hub of the music scene at the time with clubs like Max's Kansas City, CBGB, and Mother's, where bands like the Velvet Underground, the Stooges, the New York Dolls, and Patti Smith performed.Later, punk appeared in Great Britain with groups like the Sex Pistols, with band member names like Johnny Rotten and Sid Vicious, and the Ramones, as part of the punk antiestablishment, working-class aesthetic. At first clothing was influenced by the American musicians who adopted black as their uniform. However, once British "glam rock" crossed the Atlantic, and Malcolm McClaren became the manager for the New York Dolls, he and his designer wife Vivienne Westwood defined the punk dress code. Their first shop on Kings Road, called Let it Rock, was followed by Too Fast To Live, then Sex, then Seditionaries, and the last one was called World's End. Westwood's punk style involved the use of bricolage, such as safety pins, ripped T-shirts, bondage trousers, and antiestablishment slo-ganed T-shirts and jackets. Black leather motorcycle jackets, black pants, Doc Marten work boots, body and facial piercing, crazy colored spiked hair, and mohawk haircuts were trademarks of "high-punk." By the late 1970s, punk was overly commercialized, resulting in its demise. However, the core belief of the punk movement lived on in all of the youth culture movements that followed, namely grunge and hip-hop.See also Rhodes, Zandra.
Historical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry. Francesca Sterlacci and Joanne Arbuckle.
Look at other dictionaries:
Punk fashion — is the styles of clothing, hairstyles, cosmetics, jewelry, and body modifications of the punk subculture. Punk fashion varies widely from Vivienne Westwood styles to styles modeled on bands like The Exploited. The distinct social dress of other… … Wikipedia
Punk rock — This article is about the music genre. For the play of the same name, see Punk Rock (play). Punk rock Stylistic origins Rock and roll • folk • rockabilly • ska • surf rock • garage rock • … Wikipedia
Punk rock subgenres — A number of overlapping punk rock genres have developed since the emergence of punk rock (often shortened to punk ) in the mid 1970s. Even though punk genres at times are difficult to segregate, they usually show differing characteristics in… … Wikipedia
punk — I [[t]pʌŋk[/t]] n. 1) any prepared substance, usu. in stick form, that will smolder and can be used to light fireworks, fuses, etc 2) dry, decayed wood that can be used as tinder; touchwood 3) a spongy substance derived from tree fungi •… … From formal English to slang
Punk-Rock — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Punk (homonymie). Punk rock Origines stylistiques Rock n roll … Wikipédia en Français
Punk/rock — Punk rock Pour les articles homonymes, voir Punk (homonymie). Punk rock Origines stylistiques Rock n roll … Wikipédia en Français
Punk Rock — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Punk (homonymie). Punk rock Origines stylistiques Rock n roll … Wikipédia en Français
Punk Hardcore — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Punk et hardcore. Punk hardcore Origines stylistiques … Wikipédia en Français
Punk ideologies — are a group of varied social and political beliefs associated with the punk subculture. This article provides a rough generalization of the philosophies of individuals who identify themselves as punks and doesn t completely represent the views of … Wikipedia
punk — ☆ punk1 [puŋk ] n. [prob. var. of SPUNK] any substance, as decayed wood, that smolders when ignited, used as tinder; esp., a chemically treated fungous substance shaped into slender, fragile, light brown sticks: the glowing tips are used to light … English World dictionary