punk-chaos-to-couture - Miss KL BlogPUNK-Chaos-to-Couture-exhibit-photos-5Earlier this summer, the MET held its annual Gala, a fundraiser frequented by celebrities, socialites, politicians, and other people of note, and popularized in the media as the fashion event of the year. The theme, as I’m sure you already know, was PUNK: Chaos to Couture. If it was uncertain whether punk was dead before the MET announced that this would be the title of their Spring 2013 costume exhibit, this certainly made it official. At the very least, it was the final nail in the coffin. But whatever! It was fun to see celebrities interpret (or misinterpret) the meaning of punk, and to visit the exhibit and learn about the history of the movement through a fashion lens.

Labels who were both influencers of and influenced by the 1970s movement include Vivienne Westwood, Rodarte, Burberry, Alexander McQueen, and more designer names no one can afford. And while the sentiment behind the musicians, models, and general youth that embraced punk has long been gone, the themes still reappear time after time in fashion. I’m a strong believer that there’s still a way to incorporate punk pieces today without going all Hot Topic on your wardrobe. So without further ado, check out how us Miss KL ladies embrace the punk movement, without feeling like fourteen year old mall rats again.



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1.) The MKL Collective Layering Dress

2.) The Motel Anika Leather Zip Dress

3.) The UNIF Stray Dress

4.) The Your Eyes Lie Hotter than Hot DressRad Plaid - Miss KL Blog

Right to left:

1.) The Tripp NYC Pleated Mini Skirt

2.) The MKL Collective Whatever Circle Skirt

3.) The See You Monday Clueless Garter Legging

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Right to Left:

1.) The Tripp NYC Faux Leather Romper

2.) The UNIF Metal Moto Jacket

3.) The Blaque Market Beat ‘Em Up shorts


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Clockwise from top left:

1.) The Fashionology Skull Bangle

2.) *MKL Accessories No Apologies Spiked Finger Clutch

3.) The *MKL Accessories For the Win Glasses

4.) The Felony Spiked iPhone case

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1.) The Dr. Martens 1460 8-Eye - AKA the most classic punk boot ever.

2.) The Y.R.U. Bloq Boot

3.) The EXCLUSIVE Jeffrey Campbell Lilith boot

4.) The UNIF Hellraiser in EXCLUSIVE Lilac

Hope this helps you get a piece of the action. If you’re in NYC, don’t forget to check out the exhibit at the MET. It’s running until August 14th and it’s 100% free. Peace out.