A few months ago Joe Carrè, Vivienne Westwood and Malcom McLaren’s son, was all over the news after buring pieces of the family collection worth 5 ml dollars and stating “The punk is dead”. The fact did not go unoticed and the court of public opinion brutally convicted it.
Is punk something related to the past, to a determined period in history (70’s-80’s) or it is still relevant?
The Queen of punk. Vivienne Westwood, since the founding of Sex, legendary boutique that defined the punk style, with Malcom McLaren in 1974, has been constantly renovating the aesthetic of the movement. Now is her partner, Andreas Kronthler, who leads the creative office of the brand, introducing a new point of view.
The Fall 17 collection is deconstructed and colorful, fluid and outsized.
Junya Watanabe evoked some of the Westwood-McLaren’s motifs, British punk vibes, in his Fall-Winter 17 collection shown in Paris. The designer re-considered the end of the 70’s and the beginning of the 80’s and what this moment in history defined the aesthetic of an entire generation and it keeps influencing fashion at all levels.
Rebel hairstyles and makeup complete the show.
Can Valentino, one of the most elegent and classic of all brands, be punk? Well, Pier Paolo Piccioli thinks so and for the menswear Fall 17 collection presented in Paris the designer collaborated with the english artist Jamie Reid for the slogans on the the long coats, sweaters and caps. Jamie Reid, class 1947, designed some of the most iconic image and slogans of the punk rock era.