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Punk-ed

Hell-o!

First day of summer and it’s hot as hell already…

I always see people enjoying themselves in the street, light clothed, smiling, as if summer erases everyday’s monotony and we become joyful chirpy crows.

Everybody wants to go out and hung out in da park. Well my dears. I’m not one of them (you?)..

Once the heat starts I just feel like walking with my ipod tuned on Metallica, Faith no More, Iron Maiden! Walk with a purpose. Wear black!

My perfect summer day is INside. A cool air conditioned location with a bunch of clothes.

This time: The Metropolitan Museum (in NYC). The exhibit: Punk: Chaos to Couture (that you can enjoy until august 14, 2013)

Well, complex topic to discuss, specially nowadays, in which every single move is so well thought and looks are well studied. Is Punk dead for real?

I was born in the 70’s, grew up in a catholic family, went to catholic school and had (have) a rocker/out of the box/atheist dad, that treated me very well as a son, introducing me into rock music and later on, supported my punk rock band for years! Going to all our gigs and acting as our roadie. Yeah, he’d dropped us and our instruments off in the concert and as he says: would go back home in the car full or gear while my band, friends and I went for drinks afterwards. Love you dad!!!

So in a way I lived my years of so called punk rocker: combat boots, shaven head, coloured hair, piercings, tattoos, spitting everywhere, rage and a band. We considered ourselves brain washers kind of, trying to fight the fight (that our parents did for real, fighting dictatorships in the 70’s).

The exhibition brought many good memories, specially the background videos. It was funny because I almost didn’t have to read the walls, I knew the speech by heart.

Fashion wise I wasn’t as impressed as I thought I would be by most of the outfits, but I liked the experience: pretty much the usual: pins, pins, pins, spikes and more spikes. Oh! zippers and ziiiiiipers. At this point of my life and career I can see I’m still influenced by those elements, in a more sutile way though.

So, what I saw:

*The Dresses*

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Chanel – Givenchy – Versace

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Dior

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Dior – Gaultier – Rodarte

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Alexander McQueen – Viktor and Rolf

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Zandra Rhodes

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Alexander McQueen

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Miguel Adrover

*What I loved*

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Viktor and Rolf

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Givenchy

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Comme des Garcones

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Martin Margiela

*What I would have liked seeing*

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Rick Owens

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Ann Demeulemeester

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Junya Watanabe

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Dior

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Hussein Chalayan

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Martin Margiela

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Junya Watanabe

***Now piss off!***

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Thank you for stopping by  😉

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4 comments on “Punk-ed

  1. Gabriel Mizutani
    June 25, 2013

    Claramente, la serpiente comiéndose la cola.
    El sentimiento que conociste se ha cambiado el saco muchas veces y por debajo del ecuador sigue vivo luego de varias mutaciones, principalmente por que aún es necesario.

  2. Hardcore
    June 25, 2013

    Reinventing and mutating, all is moving,….and still: needless and pins….awesome creations….best memories (the ones still in the hard drive, others in unreacheable bad sectors).

  3. Gerald
    June 25, 2013

    La Chola

  4. Edson
    June 26, 2013

    Que nostalgia…
    Loved it, Suzaninha! Very inspiring as always. Looove the way you write. It’s very “bullshitless”.
    beijos!!!

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