Punk t-shirts, fashion lookbooks DIY. The punks as a cultural movement lasted, very short. Nevertheless, changed the way we dress
The 1970s were probably the most exciting decade of the last century, both in politics, youth culture, music, and fashion. It was the decade we got introduced to a digital new future, the first home video games as Atari became a youngster biggest wish for x-mas, all we wanted was a digital watch and the electronic pocket calculators made math easy at school. During the 1970s, we experienced the flower power culture, in California a group of surfers named z-boys revolutionized skateboarding, and up in the mountains of Yosemite, another group of youngsters invented modern sports climbing. They were called dirtbags and should become heroes and icons for people who wanted something else out of life than a regular nine to five job.
Dirtbags is one of many posts about sub-youth movements and fashion lookbooks from the 1970s. Earlier posts the 70s American biker culture, the hippie’s movement, pioneers of skateboarders in California between 1975-1979. Other important movements were the punk sub-culture, disco club culture New York 1978, and the mod revival 1979 will be posted soon.
In 1975 came the one of most important youth cultural movement since the 1950s, in only 18 hectic months punk should change music, fashion and politics. The punk movement became incredible large in America and England and was the young generation voice against the established, bands as The Sex Pistols manage to shake up England and divided the country, those under twenty-five soon dresses in black leather jackets, spikes, worn-out black jeans, military boots, safety pins in their nose and heavy black eyeliner.
The hippies’ movement actually started in the early 1960s and exploded with summer of love in 1967; exuberant hippies fashion, youth culture led by rock idols such as Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin expresses individuality with feathers, fringe, beads, tie-dye, and a rainbow of eclectic ethnic influences. Hippies in the 1970s were vast, the music festivals were the big thing, four to five days dancing in muddy fields became a utopia for the massive hippies’ movement