Before I get into the details of this “Sophisticated Punk” look, I want to share something with you. Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about style as a means of creative expression. And although I love keeping up with and illustrating what’s new and fab in fashion, I enjoy educating myself about timeless style elements. Moreover, I adore combining and playing with disparate style elements. This “style page” is my first attempt at sharing my love of researching and playing with different style elements. In addition to keeping up with trends, I will continue to research iconic style elements and influencers and will share my take on them with you—via my illustrations of course. I hope you’ll come along on this journey with me.
Now, onto the “Sophisticated Punk” look. This look is a mix of sleek separates and elements that reference punk fashion. In the 70s and 80s, punk culture was all about rebelling and challenging the status quo in music, fashion, and more. But many designers, including Vivienne Westwood, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Riccardo Tisci, have embraced punk elements in their designs. So now, edgy punk elements such as patent leather jackets, torn T-shirts, tartan, and combat boots are now fashion essentials.
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