Trending: Punk Takes Practice

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Though temps will continue to climb into the triple-digits in weeks to come, fashion always looks forward. Today, we kick off our Fall 2013 Trending series, a weekly cheat sheet for the season ahead. First up? Neo Punk.



Numerous ready-to-wear designers showcased the glory days of the anti-establishment ‘70s on fall runways. They conjured images of iconic bands such as The Clash, The Ramones, and of course, The Sex Pistols (pictured above). The latter’s legendary front men Johnny Rotten and Sid Vicious led the movement in the United Kingdom.



Today’s Neo Punk look, though rooted in anarchy, requires planning. We believe it is best expressed in accessories. Choose carefully from added details, including safety pins, grommets, chains, spikes, vinyl, leather, studs, and Tartan plaids. Warning: Do not attempt from head to toe! 

To this end, we love a more glam rock approach. Our own interpretation will keep the craze a bit cleaner by expressing youthful rebellion through leather leggings, vests, and moto-jackets. Curated punk accessories will finish the look.

Read on for a few impressionable Fall 2013 designs, plus our picks to shop the trend right now.


Punk On The Runway



Versace’s vinyl is hot, cooled with a little hardware.












Parisian punk comes in the biggest color of the fall season from Junya Watanabe.












Risk-taker Jeremy Scott showed slogan tees and spiked locks.












Rodarte’s expression is layered and unstructured.












Fendi favored fur and post-punk mohawks.












Our top pick for our own fall look, channeling Joan Jett of the Blackhearts by Preen.










Shop The Trend


Eddie Borgo’s Lotus Cone Bracelet ($375), alone in or in multiples, and Rebecca Minkoff’s Wallet on a Chain ($225) make the perfect punk pairing.



Additional research by Natalie Starnes.

Runway photo credits, from top: 1. Flippo Fior, 2. Yannis Vlamos, 3. Marcus Tondo, 4. Gianni Pucci, 5. Filippo Fior (all, 6. Preen. The Sex Pistols image via Wikipedia; product images via individual designers.





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