In Tokyo, different subcultures of fashion exist, but they mostly nestle under the umbrella of antifashion
Their influence essentially defined the 1960s--hippie antifashion
, divergent music, dropout politics, and a "make love not war" philosophy that extended to virtually every corner of the world and remains influential to this day.
Perhaps Konkona, in keeping with her arty cinema image, is trying to project an antifashion
What do we have at stake when we reject--or valorize--a body or field of study through its designation as fashionable, unfashionable, or as antifashion
? How is gender normativity shored up through banal moments of proud or absent-minded unfashionability and even anti-fashionability?
When rock legend Chrissie Hynde formed the Pretenders in 1978, her trademark dark fringe, outspoken views and antifashion
took America by storm.
The silk boycotters' break with the antifashion
tradition was particularly significant in the 1930s when the consumer movement was large and respected but still widely depicted as puritanical, humorless, and unalterably opposed to adornment of any kind.
But John Stephen, a man of elegance and style, was slipping by the time the punks came in the mid1970s with their antifashion
A general company all in black has abandoned antifashion
for conformity" (367).
what makes it a pleasure to see or, for that matter, turns you off or, in the attitudes of antifashion
, still fascinates, though with pins through the nose and hoops through the lips and other scarifications, it may cause you to look away.
The movie is commonly acknowledged as the media moment that marked the end of grunge (Generation X's antifashion
movement) and the rebirth of the fashion-conscious teen consumer.
Whether Pavlick and Bengtsson are talking about womenswear or menswear, their comments have a refreshing antifashion
vibe to them--a realization that most people want to buy something stylish but still affordable.
Extending over nearly three decades - from the delinquent antifashion
of punk with its conflation of sex and violence to the subversive conformism of twinsets and tweeds - Westwood's collections have swung from dominatrix to courtly wench.