To celebrate and unpick punk's lasting influence on high fashion, SHOWstudio asked a range of our favourite editors and stylists to tell us about their top punk moment on the catwalk. In candid phone chats with Lou Stoppard, fashion's great and good assess punk's transition from 'chaos to couture', offering up personal anecdotes, show memories and shrewd fashion analysis.
First up is The Independent's newly-announced fashion editor Alex Fury. Not content with discussing a tribute to punk, Fury has delved a little deeper and unpicked punk's attitude, and the irreverence, boldness and excitement that went alongside the movement. For him, this attitude was visible well before the movement had even begun, in the pioneering, and highly controversial, New Look collection shown by Christian Dior in 1947. Hear Fury - fashion's walking encyclopaedia - discuss the collection, alongside his other unlikely punk icons including Marie Antoinette, in this audio recording - listen now!
Stay tuned for other punk moments coming soon from industry insiders including Arena Homme + editor in chief Max Pearmain, Elle's fashion features director Rebbeca Lowthorpe and Dazed's senior contributing fashion editor Karen Langley.