Luxury online retailer Moda Operandi launched the Punk Collection in order to celebrate the Metropolitan Museum of Art's 'Punk: Chaos to Couture' exhibition. The special line features pieces created by some of the world's most famous fashion houses and designers, including Balmain, Dolce & Gabbana, Givenchy, Moschino, Prabal Gurung, Rodarte, Vivienne Westwood, Preen, House of Waris, Thom Browne, Eddie Borgo and Ek Thongpraset.
“The enduring appeal of Punk's avant-garde ideology is that it inspires designers across the spectrum of design sensibility. Each designer has created pieces for this capsule collection that expresses their unique vision of punk's rebellious spirit,” Lauren Santo Domingo, co-founder of Moda Operandi, explained.
The new exclusive Moda Operandi Punk Collection is perfect for sartorially adventurous fashionistas who dare to pull off unique, statement-making combos. “We are thrilled to offer women the opportunity to capture the spirit of punk with pieces that balance high fashion and rebellion,” Lauren Santo Domingo said.
Leading designers prove that refinement and rebellion can coexist perfectly creating a limited-edition range of goodies with prices ranging from $100 (£65) to $13,000 (£8,500). There is Vivienne Westwood's trademark corset dress made in tartan, Givenchy's jacket embellished with studs, Eddie Borgo's hand-studded T-shirt, as well as amazing jewelry from Tom Binns and Solange Aazagury-Partridge and Prabal Gurung sunglasses.
Speaking about the collaboration and the inspiration behind the sunglasses he designed for Moda Operandi's Punk Collection, Gurung told Elle that, “I was initially drawn by the theme of this year's exhibition, and then, of course, working with Moda Operandi is always terrific. We were inspired by punk fashion pioneers like Vivienne Westwood, DIY Punk Fashion - specifically their use of S&M seen through a luxurious lens. We liked this juxtaposition, the high/low.”
Shop the Moda Operandi punk collection on May 2 at modaoperandi.com. Also, you can view the 'Punk: Chaos to Couture' at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from May 9 to August 14.
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