The Moda Operandi Punk Collection

Punk isn’t dead! Moda Operandi will be launching a capsule collection in celebration of the Punk: Chaos to Couture exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. We’re getting a peak at the campaign with model Anja Rubik!
The online boutique, co-founded by Vogue contributing editor Lauren Santo Domingo, has 13 designers on board to create over 100 exclusive pieces transformed with a punk makeover.
According to WWD, the items up for grabs are:
T-shirts hand-studded with spikes from Eddie Borgo; a Givenchy chiffon and leather cape, and two corseted Vivienne Westwood tartan dresses. Rodarte, House of Waris, Moschino, Prabal Gurung, Thom Browne, Preen, Balmain, Dolce & Gabbana and Ek Thongprasert also made special pieces for the occasion.
In the May issue of Elle, Lauren Santo Domingo and Taylor Tomasi Hill explain why punk has been such an influence on their wardrobes.
“My father took me to see the punks in London’s Trafalgar Square in the late 80s. Of course it was meant to be a cautionary tale, but I insisted on getting a pair of Dr Martens. I wasn’t so inspired as to pierce anything,” said Mrs. Santo Domingo. Punk is also an influence on her husband Andres Santo Domingo, co-founder of indie record label Kemado Records. The label also has some punk bands on its roster.

Taylor added, “We all have the opportunity to be a little bit punk these days. From clothing to music to hairstyles, people who love fashion are always attracted to the unusual, which is why we feel a special kinship with the misfits of the punk movement.”

The collection is set to launch on 2 May, with prices from $100 to $13,000.

Photos by Moda Operandi

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