THE SHOCK FACTOR… FASHION OF THE PUNKS.
Overview of a Punk rocker
The out look of a punk has been influenced by many ideologies and mind-sets of an individual punk. Where most of are much influenced by the acknowledgement of Punk Anarchy, anti-consumerism, anti-Fashion, do it yourself (DIY), individualism and more. Which most of them would purchase charity or second-hand used clothing to avoid consumerism. They would sew band patches on their cut off sleeveless denim with their skinny leather/denim jeans with boots (everything in black). With a touch of unique hair dye with their home-made food colouring products on their Mohawk. Where most of them try to have a unique look for themselves to attract attention from “Commoners”, it is a form of anarchy to raise awareness from the others by making a statement visually.
A look of a typical punk rocker
Here is a 70’s punk youth look book
Documentary on how the 70’s punks are influenced
The form of punk hairstyles had created an art form, whereby it gives an impression to others by raising their middle finger without doing it physically. One of the most common hairstyle is the Mohawk, but there are also different variations from it. Normally seen in Neon or vibrant colours, either male or female. Apart from the mainstream society, punks share the same idea of anti-fashion and anti-establishment by denoting freedom from their appearance. One of the well-known hairstyle, liberty spikes is so named because of the resemblance to the spikes on the head of the statue of liberty.
Benji Madden from Good Charlotte
References and reading materials
Amy C (2010) ” NHD documentary : how the punk in 70’s influenced fashion” Available online: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8Ss_uWZVXY
Aiur Media (2012) ” The Punks of 1970s” Available online: http://thepunksof1970.tumblr.com/[Accessed on 7 July, 2014]
Gaget Girl “Fashion Trends: What Did Punks Wear in The 80s and Punk Fashion Trends Today” Available online: http://gagetgirl.hubpages.com/hub/What-Did-Punks-Wear-in-The-80s [Accessed on 5 July, 2014]
Earnest Lewis (2012) “History of Punk rock Hairstyle Fashion Trends” Available online: http://minute-information.blogspot.com/2012/07/history-of-punk-rock-hairstyle-fashion.html [Accessed on 5 July,2014]
SUWARNAADI (2010)” A brief history of hairstyle trends” Available online: http://coolmenshair.com/2010/05/brief-history-of-punk-hairstyle-trends.html [Accessed on 5 July, 2014]