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Bored? Punk Fashion Lookbooks And Youth Culture in the 1970’s

The hand-printed artwork is cut-out and stencilled. Similar to The Clash “77” shirt, Costiff artwork express the 1970’s punk rebellious attitude — the limited-edition series of 300 artworks made around 1999, hand-printed on cotton cloth. Perfect, sew directly on the worn denim jacket. The art speaks for itself, anti-establishment and creativity.

Punk style takes what you got and make what you want, D.I.Y. fashion statement. Punks mostly ripped and stained used jeans, tees and painted directly onto black leather jackets-clothes. The transferred, overprinted old t-shirts, the ideas often came spontaneously. It gave the garments a masculine, raw expression like punk music. The outfits became personal hardly anyone looked the same.

The artist Michael Costiff makes the artwork used in the post. Please do not reprint or reuse without any permission from the artist.


Tourists are having a right old laugh down London’s King’s Road on Saturday afternoons. That is when the punks go shopping to spend their filthy lucre on new, old-looking clothes.

The Clubs

Paradise Club, The Rocky and Vortex at Crackers every Monday and Tuesday in Wardour Street

The punks on parade

The parade of the punks, with their cropped, dyed hair, torn T-shirts and safety pins is becoming a great attraction. The punks hang out in their two favourite shops – Seditionaries’ and Boy. There they can pick up a nice pair of bondage trousers … at an un-shabby

Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren

Little did Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren know when they opened a little clothes shop in the King’s Road, Chelsea, that within a few short years it would become the notorious hang out of sex fiends and juvenile delinquents.

Is Johnny really so Rotten?

Stormy as Filth Tour heads north. Fury after TV shocker. Anarchy. You’re banned.


Jordan came on for one number, strutted and howled like a Macbeth witch in candied drag, and totally outshone her protégé. Her career doesn’t seem in doubt.

The Sex Pistols Shocked

“The Sex Pistols shocked fellow travellers at London’s Heathrow Airport Tuesday by cursing, spitting at each other and vomiting. One of the group was sick in the corridor. He was sick again in a rubbish bin while others were spitting at each other. They were the most degenerate revolting people” Or just bored?

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