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Friday, 9 August 2013

Fashion: What the Punk?

What the Punk?


Moshino's doing it. Preen's doing it. Even Michael Kors is doing it. One of the top trends coming out of the catwalks for Autumn/ Winter 2013 is punk and with it, of course is the British connection. At fashion shows there was a distinct air of London and the 80s - the ultimate punk era. Holly Fulton added textures and glamour while Preen kept it clean and elegant adding oversized furs here and there. The demure punk, perhaps?

It was Moschino who paid homage to Britain and it's culture, with a kilt-like skirt and pointy hat it was obvious where the inspiration had come from. The message was to get tough, add a stud or two and razzle dazzle in red - if you're brave - enough next season. After all this inspiration it was inevitable the high street was going to bring out its own version of punk, so for those of us who can't afford designer prices head to Primark. No, really.
Primark is fast becoming one of my favourite high street brands, it's appearance on online store ASOS is a welcome treat for many and what the brand needed to reach new audiences. I really love their take on the punk trend, with grunge themes it is sure to be a huge hit with the 20-somethings - myself included. Think Avril Lavigne all grown up.

Urban Outfitters is a place where you pay more but the quality of the product you're buying is second to none. Swim through the sea of hipsters and you will find some real gems, including these amazing tartan trousers (£45). They're bang on the money and a comfy alternative to the slick skinny. Another comfy staple for the season is the mid length denim skirt, a little longer than a mini and a little shorter than a midi. I love this dark washed one from Warehouse (£38) and with some black biker boots and knitted jumper you'll be the perfect punk. It doesn't all have to be down and dirty though this monochrome satchel from Next (£45) is for the 'Preen' in some of us, punk can be ladylike too.  

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