Hello my adoring fans and followers. It’s me again, the number 1 style icon of all time. I thought I’d share some wonderful fashion inspiration with you as I try not to projectile vomit this slice of Domino’s® pizza that I just swallowed in 43 second. Man, I swear Ima hurl.
So all of that aside, I just want this post to be a tribute to hard women in rock ‘n’ roll who had awesome fashion.
Ever since I was the ripe, juicy young age of 14, I was enamored by the fashion that came out of the early UK punk scene. I would closely study the style and clothing of fashion designer Vivienne Westwood and her Seditionaries clothing line. This female punk fashion icon and entrepreneur had a bondage shop called SEX, which pretty much gave birth to the punk look.
I’m lucky to have the privilege of featuring a few artists in the Freak Mommy Shop that create some Westwood Seditionaries-inspired pieces. Addicted to Chaos makes some awesome hand screen printed classic Westwood Mickey Mouse shirts in crazy colors, and Knit Punks makes awesome mohair sweaters.
Despite the disapproval that Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm Maclaren get from many punks for being credited for inauthentically inventing the Sex Pistols’ sound and look, I hold both of them in high regard for their foresight and innovation. Vivienne Westwood has always been an big inspiration to me for how 1 woman-though her designs were initially unpopular and shocking-could influence fashion on a grand scale.
Punk is the only reason that I ever paid attention to fashion, and no fashion matters other than punk fashion.
Well, here it goes. Here are some nods to punk fashion and it’s development.
UK 77 Punk Fashion – The Bromley Contingent
The Bromley Contingent, a name given to a group of Sex Pistols fans and instrumental members of the scene, were always clad in Westwood’s designs. Famous members of The Bromley Contingent consisted of Siouxsie Sioux, Soo Catwoman, and Billy Idol, among others.
This whole section is dedicated to Nancy Spungen, because she deserves it. I’d probably wear everything she’s been seen in.
There are so many more women in punk that I want to feature, but it’s already taken me 2 days to write this post. I’ve decided to split this post up into a series, featuring the fashion of different women in different genres.
I hope you liked this. If you have any ideas for who else should be featured, please put it in the comments.