Meghan Collison: culture clash

When a subcultural trend makes it to the mainstream, you’ll inevitably see it watered down and softened to varying degrees. Fashion can be about play, about pulling elements from different sources and inspirations, and that’s what shines through when a trend like punk makes that transition: as we originally wrote in that trend report, punk in 2011 comes down to particular elements rather than an all-out culture.

This shoot of Meghan Collison for Elle France flirts with punk in precisely that way. Added elements like leather pieces, badges, and paid pants are there to give that sense of rebelliousness without wholeheartedly flying some overt punk flag. Softer pieces come into the mix as the styling by Anne-Marie Brouillet finds its of-the-minute balance.

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Meghan Collison: Elle France, March 2011
Meghan Collison: Elle France, March 2011
Meghan Collison: Elle France, March 2011
Meghan Collison: Elle France, March 2011
Meghan Collison: Elle France, March 2011
Meghan Collison: Elle France, March 2011
Meghan Collison: Elle France, March 2011
Meghan Collison: Elle France, March 2011
Meghan Collison: Elle France, March 2011
Meghan Collison: Elle France, March 2011
Meghan Collison: Elle France, March 2011
Meghan Collison: Elle France, March 2011
Meghan Collison: Elle France, March 2011
Meghan Collison: Elle France, March 2011
Meghan Collison: Elle France, March 2011

As a side note, Meghan Collison is another to add to the list of models changing hair colour in 2011 – her normally raven-esque hair turning to a warm caramel.

View more of the Elle France ‘Punky Chic’ shoot at the gallery below.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.