So my first catwalk show and I come out buzzing, I can already feel the addiction seeping through my skin.
What a way to start with Gupta's new A/W 2011 collection based on a Scottish influence (if you hadn’t already guessed).
He storms out these young models bright eyed and stern faced in these stunning glistening garments of pure beauty. The collection consisted of tartan patterning in what appears to look like it’s sprinkled in glitter, accompanied by the odd knit jumper with stretched and worn holes.
My favourit pice of the show, a beautifull dress
with sunken pockets in the side seem.
A stunning A semetrical dresse with one
elagent long sleeve and the other bear.
He has brought a new essence to the look of Punk street couture with his softer alterations of it, as he states “Punk with a lower case ‘p’”. He has taken shabby to an entire new level glam’ed up with the shimmering shiny treasures hidden under the tattered worn jumpers a mix and match of Scottish heritage and the trendy tern of street couture. He seems to have broken away from the norm and hit the nail on the head with this one, it was truly a treat to experience this show live in no other way should these garments gleam and sparkle but under the intense spot lights of a cat walk, sunlight would not grant them justice of their true potential.
The defanition of his collection.
And thus his collection was compleate, with his very tripocal pick of shabby styled models, i persanly think the ginger chick was a nice touch, very ironic.
The origin of Scene kids is a bit sketchy it appears to be a collaboration of most sub cultures, as the look is reflects many elements from such cultures, such roles models in the scene are Zui Suicide, Oli Sykes and bands such as Haduken.
Visual Kei is obviously the inspiration of hair and the Japanese street flare of extremism, some say that scene kids come from emo’s just more colourful and well happy. But you can see similar traits from other sub cultures such as New Romantic, Glam rock, Punk, Indie and so on. . .
From my own experience Scene kids are highly stylise colourful people nice to get on with if you treat them right and typically have big hair held by masses of hairspray with colour chucked in and maybe a bit of animal pattern stencil on, printed t shirts and band tops with fun animations and colour, skinny jeans legging skirts and tight with studded belts and glam buckles such as the brand Famous (ironic huh), vans or high tops with fun patterns and colours. However it is a very youthful thing, you don’t get many beyond the age of 21, my opinion- that’s when they can’t maintain a look as society will not allow them to work with 10 inch hair out in all direction and vibrant colours and extreme makeup.
1)Appearance is everything, your gona need the hair guys long (fringe), big (backcomb), extreme colours and patterns infused into it; Start with a base colour of black or dark brown, chuck in some blond, a dash of an unnatural colour and maybe a bit of animal print and your set. Promote your look on facebook and other social sites become an online social whore with a catchy name to add to your flare.
2)Your attitude and self confidence is essential, people will scrutinise you, glare at you and you need to learn to take it, be strong and stand out but find the balance of standing up for yourself and not being an arsey teen.
3)The Scene, you have to be a very social person always out with friends, going to gigs, keeping up appearances as your name is everything this will help build your online and social status, so get out their get to the gigs, typically it can be anything form acoustic bands up to dubstep, electro, indie. New things always come along don’t be scared to expand your musical vocabulary.
4)Have something to offer your culture, bring in your unique flare, scene looks at a lot, listen to allot. High tops, tattoo’s, printed & band T’s, sunglasses, headbands, jewellery and pricings, you all have your own taste of what u like and don’t so take the best bits and mould it to yourself, just DONT be a copy.
5)Remember to just have fun and enjoy your younger years, don’t be put off by the few haters, never ever ever refer to yourself as scene, because that’s not scene that’s just a wana-be