Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Punk fashion is the clothing, hairstyles, cosmetics, jewelry, and body modifications of the punk subculture.
Author: Lambert M. Surhone
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Punk fashion is the clothing, hairstyles, cosmetics, jewelry, and body modifications of the punk subculture. Punk fashion varies widely, ranging from Vivienne Westwood designs to styles modeled on bands like The Exploited. The distinct social dress of other subcultures and art movements, including glam rock, skinheads, rude boys, greasers, and mods have influenced punk fashion. Punk fashion has likewise influenced the styles of these groups, as well as those of popular culture. Many punks use clothing as a way of making a statement.
The story of one of fashion's most shocking and outrageous personalities.
Author: Fred Vermorel
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Costume design
The story of one of fashion's most shocking and outrageous personalities. It recounts Westwood's humble beginnings and involvement in the punk movement while also giving an insight into the personal relationships and creative impulses of this influential designer.
From her early punk beginnings in the 1980s, to her belief that fashion can make an environmental and political statement, vivienne Westwood is as much loved by fashion fans discovering her for the first time as those who have followed her ...
Author: Vivienne Westwood
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Vivienne Weswood is a living legend. From her early punk beginnings in the 1980s, to her belief that fashion can make an environmental and political statement, vivienne Westwood is as much loved by fashion fans discovering her for the first time as those who have followed her career since the start. I-D references the magazine's archives to offer a unique insight into one of the most original and influential designers working in britain today.
Learn about the themes that run throughout her designs, such as New Wave, bondage, S & M, and fetishism, and the collections in which she is featured.Project Webster represents a new publishing paradigm, allowing disparate content sources ...
Author: Charlotte Adelaide
Publisher: Webster's Digital Services
Vivenne Westwood is undoutedly the inventor and queen of punk fashion. Learn about her early life in Derbyshire, her companionship with Malcolm McLaren, and the famous customers of her SEX boutique (including John Lydon of Sex Pistols, Chrissie Hynde, Adam Ant, and Siouxsie Sioux). Learn about the themes that run throughout her designs, such as New Wave, bondage, S & M, and fetishism, and the collections in which she is featured.Project Webster represents a new publishing paradigm, allowing disparate content sources to be curated into cohesive, relevant, and informative books. To date, this content has been curated from Wikipedia articles and images under Creative Commons licensing, although as Project Webster continues to increase in scope and dimension, more licensed and public domain content is being added. We believe books such as this represent a new and exciting lexicon in the sharing of human knowledge.
What is she like What is the secret of her success.Gleaned from more than thirty years of interviews with Westwood herself, Vivienne Westwood describes for the first time in detail Westwood's childhood and early years; it also exposes the ...
Author: Fred Vermorel
Category: Business & Economics
Vivienne Westwood was the Queen of Punk Rock and her fashions have scandalized and fascinated the world since the Sixties. Parading models bare-breasted down the catwalks of Paris, posing pantiless outside Buckingham Palace-she has an insatiable appetite for anarchic outrageousness. She has never lost her power to shock, and her continued innovations make her one of the most talked about fashion designers in the world. But little is know about this essentially private woman. What is she like What is the secret of her success.Gleaned from more than thirty years of interviews with Westwood herself, Vivienne Westwood describes for the first time in detail Westwood's childhood and early years; it also exposes the inside story of her stormy and bizarre relationship with musician and fashionista Malcolm McLaren. The author looks at the origins of Westwood's witty and erotic sensibility, placing it in the context of the sixties, and throwing light on the dynamics of punk and on Westwood's later ability to tap into the inner logic of fashion - a Romantic perversity which is at the heart of mass consumption itself. As a dirty history of the Sixties shared by Westwood, McLaren and the author, and as a story of the triumph of a mad, bad, outrageous girl, Vivienne Westwood succeeds brilliantly.
Her creative spark ignited the punk and bondage craze. This volume explores Westwood's world of theatricality, irony, and irreverence, where style is often a send-up. 60 illustrations.
Author: Gene Krell
Publisher: Universe Pub
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Vivienne Westwood's iconoclastic career began in 1971, when she and Malcolm McClaren opened Sex, a London boutique selling American rock memorabilia and clothes. Her creative spark ignited the punk and bondage craze. This volume explores Westwood's world of theatricality, irony, and irreverence, where style is often a send-up. 60 illustrations.
She is a symbol of boldness and is well known for her strong and outspoken opinions on a number of subjects. This book brings together some of her most notable quotes on a variety of topics.
Author: Frank Johnson
Publisher: Frank Johnson
Vivienne Westwood is, of course, best known as one of the most renowned names in fashion design. Her works in fashion have revolutionised the industry’s landscape and inspired many new trends. Yet there is much more to Westwood than her extensive work in fashion. She is a symbol of boldness and is well known for her strong and outspoken opinions on a number of subjects. This book brings together some of her most notable quotes on a variety of topics.
'Reconstruction' - which will open in Astana, Kazakhstan in May - celebrates the work of seven of the UK's leading fashion designers.
Author: Vivienne Westwood
Over the past four years I've worked on a programme of events in Central and South Asia - New Silk Road - which explored the use of traditional crafts skills and iconography from the region within contemporary practice. The next stage of this programme will be an exhibition of contemporary fashion from the UK which focuses on the work of designers who incorporate elements of their cultural heritage within their work. 'Reconstruction' - which will open in Astana, Kazakhstan in May - celebrates the work of seven of the UK's leading fashion designers. Their approaches differ markedly, but I have selected work for this exhibition which demonstrates a shared philosophy: a skilful distillation of elements of their respective pasts - either personal moments or a collective cultural heritage - to create contemporary garments with narrative.
A provocateur, radical thinker, and instigator of the most important sartorial statements of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, Vivienne Westwood is a fearless nonconformist with a relentless passion for tradition.
Author: Linda Watson
Publisher: Quadrille Publishing
A provocateur, radical thinker, and instigator of the most important sartorial statements of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, Vivienne Westwood is a fearless nonconformist with a relentless passion for tradition. From the mini crini, the liberty corset, and the rocking-horse shoe to the stunning, sumptuous wedding dress worn by Sarah Jessica Parker in Sex and the City and Dita Von Teese's infamous purple wedding dress, Westwood has unleashed her imagination on the world for almost 40 years. Her Pirate and Edwardian looks were worldwide fashion trends, and her revolutionary designs include the co-creation of the punk style, the introduction of street style into high fashion, the reworking of the crinoline, the restyling of Harris tweed, and the reintroduction of platforms and the hourglass figure. She has been described by Anna Wintour as 'an unbelievable influence' and by Alexander McQueen as 'the Coco Chanel of our day'.
Frustrated by the censorship imposed on his previous books, Westwood wanted his explicit images to be available to the public as well. In this collection of over 200 provocative images, the work is split into roughly three groups: Pinup, Porno-Chic and Bondage. Westwood's colours are bold, electric, saturated; the models he has chosen are stunningly sexy and pretty. The lingerie is carefully chosen and in some cases designed by Ben himself; the shoes are often by Vivienne Westwood, no mean fashion iconoclast herself.
This book offers a critical evaluation of the changing ways in which fashion has been exhibited, focusing specifically on the recent turn toward installation, whether in the form of static presentations, interactive performances or the more ...
Author: Adam Geczy
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Gone are the days when fashion relied on a runway launch with coinciding press promotions to show a couturier's new range. Today, design houses are thinking beyond traditional methods of display to stimulate interest in their collections, such as to the internet, fashion film and, more recently, fashion installations. This book offers a critical evaluation of the changing ways in which fashion has been exhibited, focusing specifically on the recent turn toward installation, whether in the form of static presentations, interactive performances or the more conventional curated designer exhibition. Connecting viewers – and consumers – on an immersive level, the fashion world has begun to appropriate installation methods traditionally associated with displays of experimental art, transcending the runway system and its constraints. This book turns to the designers who have pioneered fashion installations, such as Aitor Throup, Muccia Prada, Walter Van Beirendonck and Hussein Chalayan among others, and also looks back to the early influential fashion displays by designers such as Worth and Poiret to provide historical context. Divided into three parts, and covering a variety of installations from Vivienne Westwood's fashioned 'concept' stores to Gareth Pugh's immersive films, this ground-breaking book positions the designer as the curator and exhibition-maker and offers the first focused study of the pertinent concept of fashion installation.
Vivienne Westwood is one of the icons of our age; fashion designer, activist, co-creator of punk, global brand and grandmother; a true living legend. Both her name and brand are recognised the world over, whilst at home in the UK she has attained National Treasure status as the nation's favourite fearless female icon. This is her story. Told for the first time in all its glamour and glory and with her unique voice, unexpected perspective and passionate honesty: "The living deserve respect. The dead deserve the truth; Ian and I are working together on this and I am excited that this will be my story, the story nobody ever did before."
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Life of Vivienne Westwood and the Sixties Laid Bare, London: Bloomsbury, ...
Author: Adam Geczy
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
There is a new form of design practice within the contemporary fashion industry which is active in complex forms of social commentary and critique. While fashion in the modernist era has shown signs of criticism and subversion, these were either in the form of subcultures or perversions, such as punk or BDSM styling. Today, however, these genres have been absorbed into the fashion industry itself, meaning that "critical fashion†? is now far from limited to the subcultures from which it came. This book explores this new space for criticism within the popular fashion sphere to demonstrate how designers are disrupting conventions, challenging beliefs and stirring change from within the system itself. Critical Fashion Practice considers a range of contemporary designers across the globe, from the US to Japan, whose conceptual designs embody this critical language, including case studies such as Rei Kawakubo's deconstructive silhouettes for Comme des Garçons and Walter Van Beirendonck's sadomasochistic menswear collections, amongst other key players such as Miuccia Prada, Vivienne Westwood and Viktor & Rolf. Arguing that the rise of critical fashion coincides with a noticeable decline in the criticality of art, Geczy and Karaminas go beyond slotting fashion into previously established art theories. Conceiving a new cultural role for fashion that affords insight into identity, class, race, sexuality and gender, this book shows how fashion can not only reflect and comment on, but can also be a part of social change.
With an extensive reference section, this lavishly illustrated volume provides unrivalled insight into one of the most thought-provoking and influential fashion designers in the world.
Author: Alexander Fury
Forty years of catwalk photography featuring seventy groundbreaking collections from the inimitable Vivienne Westwood--over 1,000 looks as they originally appeared in Westwood's iconic shows "The only reason I'm in fashion is to destroy the word 'conformity, '" Vivienne Westwood (b. 1941) declared early in her career. With her provocative synthesis of historic British fashion, classic painting aesthetics, and punk culture, the British designer has continuously revolutionized the fashion industry since her first catwalk collection, "Pirate," debuted in 1981. Opening with a concise history of the house and brief biographical profiles of Westwood and her longtime collaborator Andreas Kronthaler, this spectacular volume--the seventh in the celebrated Catwalk series--documents all of Westwood's catwalk collections from 1981 to today. Short texts illuminating each collection's highlights and influences are accompanied by carefully curated catwalk photographs showcasing hundreds of clothing ensembles, accessories, beauty looks, and set designs, along with the top fashion models who walked the runway, including Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell. With an extensive reference section, this lavishly illustrated volume provides unrivalled insight into one of the most thought-provoking and influential fashion designers in the world.
Vivienne Westwood began Get A Life, her online diary, in 2010 with an impassioned post about Native American activist Leonard Peltier.
Author: Vivienne Westwood
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Vivienne Westwood began Get A Life, her online diary, in 2010 with an impassioned post about Native American activist Leonard Peltier. Since then, she has written two or three entries each month, discussing her life in fashion and her involvement with art, politics and the environment. Reading Vivienne's thoughts, in her own words, is as fascinating and provocative as you would expect from Britain's punk dame - a woman who always says exactly what she believes. And what a life! One week, you might find Vivienne up the Amazon, highlighting tribal communities' struggles to maintain the rainforest; another might see her visiting Julian Assange in the Ecuadorian Embassy, or driving up to David Cameron's house in the Cotswolds in a full-on tank. Then again, Vivienne might be hanging out with her friend Pamela Anderson, or in India for Naomi Campbell's birthday party, or watching Black Sabbath in Hyde Park with Sharon Osbourne. The beauty of Vivienne Westwood's diary is that it is so fresh and unpredictable. In book form, generously illustrated with her own selection of images, it is irresistible.
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Author: Richard Martin
Publisher: Saint James Press
A reference book covering individual designers and fashion houses that have been active throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. Informative essays mirror the many facets of the fashion world.
Color, cut, play This play book is being published four decades after the birth of punk, and it is devoted to one of the most spectacular youth revolutions in the whole of history: a provocation held together by safety pins, one that was ...
Author: Matteo Guarnaccia
Publisher: Ore Cultura Srl (Acc)
* A collector's coloring and activity-book dedicated to the clothes, bands, and key people and places of the punk era; the complete guide to the brilliant world of punk * Celebrating everything punk. Color, cut, play This play book is being published four decades after the birth of punk, and it is devoted to one of the most spectacular youth revolutions in the whole of history: a provocation held together by safety pins, one that was rather short lived (1976-1980) but definitely made its point... and left a deep mark on our imagination. Thanks to torn clothing, spiky hair, chains, razor blades, studs, leather, sullen facial expressions, and a fast pace, the movement elbowed its way to the frontline of style. Punk was the product of an economic crisis, of the failure of ideologies, of the wake-up call of the dream of love and peace in the sixties, but it was also a healthy reaction to the tediousness and pomposity of the cultural pundits. It appeared with a rebellious and rude attitude, together with vibrant music performed by a motley crew of performers wearing garish stage outfits: from the Sex Pistols to The Clash, from Iggy pop to The Ramones. In spite of nihilist radicalness and its prophetic promise of "No Future", punk did guarantee a future to the fashion system by putting forward myriad new ideas. It ritualized violence, its visual terrorism was transformed into a successful sartorial stereotype. The Punk Playbook invites you to play punk by coloring in, cutting, pasting, and putting together figures that recall the places, the idiosyncrasies, and the cult heroes of the punk scene - and to enjoy the educational supplement dedicated to the movement's fairy godmother, the great name in fashion, Vivienne Westwood, and her outrageous creations.