Forensic Fashion
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>>1985 New Wave punk
Subject: punk rocker
Culture: European, American
Setting: New Wave rock, 1980s
Evolution1975 Anglo-American punk > 1985 New Wave punk

Context (Event Photos, Primary Sources, Secondary Sources, Field Notes)

​* Punk! 2012 p88
"New Wave developed from punk rock, relying on much of its sound and spirit, and its predilection for short, punchy songs."


​* Calasibetta/Tortora 2003 p382
"[An] American version [of London punk] called New Wave Punk was an exaggerated theatrical look not associated with the working class.  Look included ripped shirts, leather clothing, and extreme hairstyles (e.g., Mohawk, wild, spiky, or frizzy hair dyed in patches of various colors; e.g., blue, orange, pink).  Worn mainly by rock entertainers and their followers. Der.  From punk rock music, popular in the late 1970s and after."