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God Save The Queen (We Mean It Man): 2013 Punk Trend

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Aquilano.Rimondi image courtesy of Vogue

Fashion is much like time travel, forever borrowing from the past but living in the future. Most recurring styles tend to be more of a joy than a shock (perhaps other than fannypacks and bootcut jeans) and there's definitely something comforting about the penchant of fashion for reviving our tried and tested favourites. 2013’s revival trends have already seen a maturing of neo-grunge but there’s clearly more channelling of our rebellious side in the second half of the year as glam punk rock has booted it's way back into fashion scene for autumn/winter.


Diesel Black Gold image courtesy of Vogue

Punk was last glimpsed in 2010, but fast-forward almost three years and what we have today is the best of a shocking subculture turned somewhat alluring. Instead of reaching out to typical authentic, remotely frightening punk ensembles, designers have instead opted to inject a series of high fashion looks with a little extra ‘punkitude.’

Sarah Jessica Parker in Giles Deacon and Phillip Tracey Mohawk at the Met Gala image courtesy of Pop Sugar

A good example was this year's Met Gala, where punk had never looked so accessible and attractive as when it was walking that fine line where femininity meets edginess meets glamour. At The Glass Pineapple, we think the trend should be less about an overall theme and more about mixing punk elements with other seasonal trends - indulge your feminine side with a punk-rock edge.

Chanel image courtesy of Vogue

All the most loved punk-rock traits were there on the designer catwalks for AW13. Versace, Diesel Black Gold, Roberto Cavalli, Alexis Mabille, Aquilano.Rimondi and Anthony Vaccarello bought into the trend, to name but a few. Familiar rebel references included studs and spikes, rubber and latex and not forgetting tartan and leopard print. We saw chain-draped boots at Chanel, tartan at Antonio Marras, buckled leather at Saint Laurent and not to mention masses of metalwork across the board.

Since the 1960’s when Dame Vivienne Westwood proudly began the oh so anarchic, revolutionary trend, punk has been fairly constant in the eye of fashion. On that basis there’s nothing to say that we wont be revisiting this iconic trend – with a little diversion – another three years down the line.

Fausto Puglisi image courtesy of Vogue 

Designer spotlight: Up and coming designer Fausto Puglisi, described his fall 2013 RTW collection as ‘the punk revolution’, touching on most major rebellious potent tropes. We dare say Puglisi is a bit of a magnet; the other pop iconography he riffed on in his looks included Kurt Cobain's brushed plaids, Freddy Krueger's stripes, Yankees baseball caps, and Carrie—the Sissy Spacek version. Although there were many different elements, his signatures were strong enough that this collection felt familiar in all the right ways, from the miniskirts and lavish metals, to the crystal embroideries and the printed silks.

Fausto Puglisi image courtesy of Vogue

Born in Messina, Sicily, Puglisi began his career exporting his talents to the USA and when he was eighteen, made the transition to New York and began collaborating with international stylists and photographers. His inspiration derives from the mix between high culture and pop elements and the result is a complex brand identity: heroic Sicily, Italian neo-realism movies, American star system, Roman gladiators, modern architecture and the richness of the Mediterranean Baroque. His clothes embody an ideal of beauty based on strength, resulting in a totally cool kind of contemporary glamour that is ripe for exploiting the 2013 neo-punk trend.


Words by Katie Farley. Edited by GP

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