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Punk Style Motivations and Explanations

Monica Sklar

Source: Punk Style, 2018, Berg Fashion Library

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There is no simple way to answer the question “why does someone dress in a punk style?” Motivations cannot be entirely quantified, however there are dominant themes that drive many to make stylistic choices toward a punk look. Punk style is a way to express individual identity, as it addresses internal emotions as well as lifestyle choices and position within society. The individual choosing punk dress may be expressing internal feelings as well as trying to find external recognition for his or h


Emma Davenport

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive


Historically, the color silver was very expensive to produce as it involved creating threads from both silver and gold metal before being wound with other fibers. While associated with cultural symbols of femininity and modernity, the color has also been linked with tradition and nostalgia. On the catwalk, it has been used by a variety of designers including Thierry Mugler, Isaac Mizrahi, Alexander McQueen, and Paco Rabanne. Since the 1970s, fashion trends associated with the color silver have in

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