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

Artwork Michael Costiff prints on cotton canvas. Please do not reprint or reuse without any permission of the artwork artist or owners permission. Please look at the bottom of this post. A typical expression from the 70’s punk rebellious attitude. I bought these cotton artworks at the end of the 90’s and just found them in my clothing warehouse a few days ago. I used them to customize a denim jacket with them. I let them speak for themselves. However, punk style is a sustainable D.I.Y. Fashion cultural statement. Punks usually bought used clothes and transferred their ideas into a remade and remixed new version of the old garments. This gave the outfits a personal look hardly anyone looked the same.



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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