Today we witness the ultimate testament towards modern fashion’s interpretation of punk style with this striking photography shoot. This predominantly accesorised and heavily styled shoot features the enduring and reviving notions of that heavy punk decoration, including one that Givenchy did much to make an icon of.
There is a certain “shock power” that comes with the punk style of fashion, one that photographer Niklas Hoejlund and make-up artist Louise Polano manage to capture perfectly in this alternative beauty portraiture. Punk, as a concept and as something that is conceptualised within fashionable apparel, holds a particularly strong attitude towards life, it is somewhat indulgent in its views and the way in which it wants to represent itself.
Luckily for us there is nothing one can do that is too far beyond acceptance in terms of fashion – multicoloured heads of hair, completely see-through clothing, spiked underwear – all pushing the boundary but ultimately finding its acceptance. Hoejlund plays with and emphasises the push of these boundaries through the extreme and almost haunting styling of horns, spiked nose rings and silver fangs. Giving dark and stark life to the rebirth of the punk style.
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