A clash of two worlds in London; skinheads and hippies. Circa 1969

A clash of two worlds in London; skinheads and hippies. Circa 1969.

My "Hippie Love" novel trucks through an era like this . Skinheads and hippies, Piccadilly Circus, Photo by Terry Spencer.

Anarchy hit the UK in the 1970s, with Vivienne Westwood and the Sex Pistols hand-delivering us punk. Ripped shirts and safety pins were worn with as much tartan that could be found. Look at Johnny Rotten in his tartan suit, creepers and shearling coat.

Anarchy hit the UK in the with Vivienne Westwood and the Sex Pistols hand-delivering us punk. Ripped shirts and safety pins were worn with as much tartan that could be found. Look at Johnny Rotten in his tartan suit, creepers and shearling coat.

Vivienne Westwood (in tartan) with two punks in London, 1977

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Vivienne Westwood (in plaid) leans against a telephone box with other punk girls on a London street, 1977 Image via Sabotage Times © Condé Nast Archive/Corbis

Leather bike jackets The Clash/ Punk/ 70's British Punk/ Main Music Band/ Punk Fashion

Leather bike jackets The Clash/ Punk/ British Punk/ Main Music Band/ Punk Fashion

The Clash were an English punk rock band that formed in 1976 as part of the original wave of British punk. Along with punk, their music incorporated elements of reggae, dub, funk, and rockabilly. For most of their recording career the Clash consisted of Joe Strummer (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Mick Jones (lead guitar, vocals), Paul Simonon (bass guitar, vocals) and Nicky "Topper" Headon (drums, percussion).

The Clash were an English punk rock band that formed in 1976 as part of the original wave of British punk.

More staples of punk fashion- bright, garish coloured hair, spikes, chains, pattern trousers/leggings/skirt (tartan was, and still is, particular popular) and of course, the infamous Mohawk.

More staples of punk fashion- bright, garish coloured hair, spikes, chains…

Male punk September 10th, 2013 at Lincoln Center ny

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Vivienne Westwood (British, born 1941). Ensemble, 1977–79. Desinger: Malcolm McLaren (British, 1946–2010). Birtish. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Simon Doonan, 1986 (1986.244.1a–e) #punkfashion

Vivienne Westwood ensemble design by Malcolm McLaren. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Simon Doonan, 1986

In my lifetime I've see many different versions of punk. I was fortunate to have lived in London in the late 70's and witnessed British punk fashion from ...

Street punk style is one branch of the punk rock style. We call it street punk because some people who are fond of the punk style hang on.

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