The Punk Movement: PuNk fAsHiOn AnD MuSIc

-1975 to 1985-

Punk Fashion in the 1970s
Punk Fashion in the 1970s
  • Punk fashion and music started in 1977 in Britain and mainly thrived between then and 1987
  • Punk revolved around a total rejection of authority or anarchy

!Punk fashion!

  • This style of fashion was highly influenced by designers Vivienne Westwood and Malcom Mclaren who later became known as Malcom Edwards
  • Vivienne Westwood started a clothing store which she eventually renamed 'Worlds End'
  • This store sold only punk clothing such as leather and bondage trousers
  • In the 80s designers began using punk in fashion shows
  • Punk fashion began losing its hard core edge

Paris Punk- 1981
Paris Punk- 1981

Punk clothing consisted of a few different things.

  • tight jeans, tight leather pants, bondage pants, pants with leopard patterns; ripped fishnets were popular among women
  • For shoes punks wore docs, military combat boots, and motorcycle boots
  • Jackets were made out of leather, denim, and usually had metal studs, safety pins, and band patches and slogens that related to punk
  • Accessories consisted of body peircings, metal studs and spikes covered most of everything,

Punk hair was one of the main focal pionts in Punk fashion.

  • Punks either had tons of hair or little to no hair
  • Mo-hawks were most commonly spiked with sugar and water solutions, soaping, gelatine, pva glue, hair sprays and hair gel.
  • Hair was often dyed pink or green-food dye and over bleaching
  • Shaved heads were common among males and females

!Punk Music from 1975 to 1985!

  • Malcom Mclaren launched a punk band called the 'Sex Pistols'
  • Some of the American leaders of punk music were Patti Smith, The Ramones, and Talking Heads
  • Punk music revolved around attitude such as anarchy
  • Punk music started to lose its rough edges around the 1980's
  • It eventually evolved into glittery glam rock


  • Punk subculture mainly kicked off in the eighties
  • It branched off into styles such as goth and emo Music and Fashion

Goth Fashion and Music

  • Goth fashion and Music started at the end of the 1970's
  • This happened when some members of the punk group broke off to form goth
  • Goth revolves around rejecting society
  • Most of everything is dark such as black makeup, clothing, movies, books, and music

  • Gothic music is very dark such as being gory, violent, and depressing

Goth Fashion
Goth Fashion

  • Some more common gothic bands are Siouxie and the Banshees, Bauhaus, and 45 grave
  • A lot of times it is even poetic and lyrical
  • The more upbeat, happy songs come from the "glam" goth bands

Emo Music and Fashion

  • Emo Fashion is showing deep emotions through certain styles of clothing
  • Many people are mislead to think emo means depressed, but emo means showing deep emotions which includes happiness
  • Black clothing is very popular, but bright vibrant colors are also typical as long as the color is bright enough to catch peoples attention
  • Emo clothing is worn very tight. This includes skinny jeans
  • Big, layered, colorful dyed hair is very common
  • Big bows and headbands are common among emo girls
  • Emo fashion is not accepted in certain countries
  • Emo music is considered emocore or emotional hardcore
  • It is a mix between punk music and other music genres
  • an example of some Emo bands are 30 Seconds to Mars, and Between the Trees

Punk Fashion and Music

  • Punk has helped other fashion trends and music genres, but also kept its shape, only losing its hardcore edges
  • Punk fashion very closely relates to emo fashion at present
  • Hairstyles like the ones in emo style are common, and mo-hawks are still quite typical

  • An example of a present punk band is My Chemical Romance, Blink 182, and Rise against
  • Lyrics in present punk songs are less controversial than those from punk songs from 1975 to 1985

  • Punk Fashion and Music are still about being able to to stick out

Overall Punk fashion has stayed alive for many years and will continue to for many more!

  • I didn't incounter any technical problems during this project
  • I know that my sources are valid because of CARRDS
  • Technology is changing constantly for good and bad.

Why is technology bad? Online predators have become more common as technology has progressed, people are sucked into online worlds that
keep us indoors without exercise or sunlight.

How can technology be good? Technology allows us to get answers to questions we have almost instantly. It can also be fun. Ipods are a good example of this.

The End!