Punk Nouveau: Autumn’s most rebellions trend

Out of the emerging trends for Autumn, there’s one that upstart that’s causing a style ruckus. She has historical roots in the 70’s and 80’s; a time of anarchic rebellion. She represents every rabble-rousing, status-quo upsetting maverick who rejected the mainstream, just because she could. I’m of course referring to the punk trend that swept the A/W runways and terrorised the Met Ball.  The fact that punk is having a trend moment means that’s its essential ideology is over. Punk’s rebellious raison d’être is about rejecting conformist orthodoxies; yet it’s become so conventionally acceptable that it’s moved into the mainstream and become a commodity that can be bought and consumed.   Vivienne Westwood rocks tartan. #punk #fashion Be AW 2013 trend Fashion ready with some tartan http://t.co/rlypHx9JAV — Frock and Kohl (@frockandkohl) August 25, […]

Lady Leather: this autumn’s new take on subversive chic

A mood of refined elegance is prevailing this autumn; on the runways ladylike models, reminiscent of Hitchcock muses, sashayed their way down the catwalk.  The sound of  slim heels click-clicking and the swish-swoosh of full skirts were the soundtrack of the season.  Necklines are set to be modestly high, waists are nipped in and well-manicured hands are delicately sheathed in dainty gloves.  It’s a classically beautiful look that works for lots of women, however, this time round the Hitchcock heroine has a sting in her tail. The most elegant clothes of the season are produced in a subversive material – leather.  Not just your standard black either –fall’s incarnation of Tippi Hedren comes in a bounty of colours, from ruby red and emerald teal at Prada to delicate grey-lilac at Proenza Schouler.  Gucci […]