Saturday, April 24, 2010
Style icon of the week - Malcolm Mclaren
extraordinary T-shirts and the famous bondage trousers, all while defining punk fashion for a new generation. A year later Malcolm ventured into music, managing the American "New York dolls" and in 1976 after few changes to the locations and names of the store he pulled together a band to go with the clothes in the store (by than named "SEX"), a band that became the wildest punk rock band in history - "The sex pistols"! According to MM "The sex pistols provided the sound - Anarchic, shrill, garage-like to the clothes. It was more important the way they dressed and how they looked". Punk culture took over and a new fashion area has begun with MM and Westwood leading the way with clothing that was ripped, safety-pined and distressed in any way possible resembling the aggression that British youth was looking to express! Malcolm's influence was best described by music journalist Jon Savage, who wrote England’s Dreaming, (about the history of the Sex Pistols and punk): “Without Malcolm McLaren there would not have been any British punk. He’s one of the rare individuals who had a huge impact on the cultural and social life of this nation".
I salute you Malcolm for your contribution to the universal cloture! Your breakthrough vision inspired and will continue to influence me and millions of others around the world...... RIP!