The first boom of “Punk Fashion” was the end of 70’s in England that suffered a recession.
The effort of a designer, Vivian Westwood has triggered a huge hit of Punk fashion in England, which he produced and promoted a music band named “Sex ピストルズ”, and he also offered band members the clothes same as garage band in New York.
When this band became a big star, their Punk fashion style also became explosive popularity.
Its feature was “hair stood on end”, “safety pin simulated body piercing jewelry”, “clothes with holes”, “slim-fit pants”.
When this boom has finished, Punk Fashion has been changed to be softer, because new wave came to the forefront.
On the other hand, the original Punk, which was pursuing the violence or simplicity, started to be called “Hard Core Punk”, then "Punk Fashion” and “Hard Core Punk” came to be distinguished.
It can be said that today's Punk Fashion is influenced by Hard Core Punk more strongly.
Hard Core Punk Fashion takes in extreme items, like studded leather jacket, chains, razors or some items of SM.
Japan experienced many Punk Fashion booms, like boom of “Neo Punk”, “Soft Punk”, and “Goth Punk” and so on.
Now, Punk fashion is completely separated from their music, and then most of the people enjoy only their fashion style.
Six people, who create new fashion style taking in the elements of Punk, are introduced on this page.
This coverage staff : Director "HINE", Photographer"Aya", Special thanks : COO;YA