Monday, March 21, 2011

Fashionable Rebels.

 Whilst in Barnes and Noble today flicking through numerous photography books i came across Rebel Youth by Karlheinz Weinberger. Weinberger documents a group of Swiss teenagers involved in the 'rebel' style of the 50's and 60's. I immediately became fascinated with this idea of rebel fashion. What does it mean to be a rebel in today's society? I believe we still attribute a certain level of coolness to the modern day rebel. For this idea we can thank the dashing Mr Dean whose images are plastered everywhere we go. Boys today are still rocking the chuck taylors (which i believe will never go out of style) with the cuffed jeans and rolled up shirt sleeves. Also popular is the nerdy wide framed glasses which James Dean was often seen wearing. While Weinberger's photography displays the more quirky swiss inspired rebel fashion the book still can be seen as a huge style imspiration. What better time to pop your collar and pull out your leather, rebels have never been hotter.

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