Charles of London – Punk, the especially way of life!

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Das Punk-Mode-Label aus London steht für “arty-farty” Fashion. Die Mode ist gemacht für Aliens, Groupies, Gang Bangers, Gothugs, Greasers, Nu-Glamstars, Punk Slags und Romantics und für dich, wenn du nicht das Normale suchst.

Sei es deine Lebensauffassung oder das Schlüpfen ab und an in eine Rolle, die dir mit dem entsprechenden Outfit auf deinen Parties den ultimativen Kick verspricht. Sei du selbst, wer immer du auch bist. Das unabhängige Rock’n’Roll Modelabel mit dem Touch von Retro-Pop-Kultur und britischem Punkrock Image präsentieren u. a. Print mit Union Flag, Neon Leoparden-Muster und mit dem Aufdruck von Musik-Ikone David Bowie. Übrigens, in der Rolle des Ziggy Stardust verkörperte der heute 66jährige David Bowie, einer der bekanntesten Musiker der Musikgeschichte, seinen Glam Rock und begeisterte mit androgyner Aussehen, roten Haaren und schriller Kleidung bei Konzerten sein Publikum.

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Elle:
Punk is the personal expression uniqueness. Richard Hell said: “There are characters in punk that do deliberately go as far as they can in certain kind of taboo areas.” What do you think of that?

Charles of London:

I think it’s probably think it’s probably true, maybe more the nyc punk scene, that Richard Hell was part of, the english punk scene was refined slightly less edgy in my opinion, I mean it wasn’t until the New York dolls and nancy came over and introduced heroin that it started getting more degenerate and pushing taboo boundaries, I mean obviously it was considered outrageous before that, with the pistols getting banned everywhere swearing on live tv, slagging off royalty ect.

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Elle:
How would you define Punk and the style your line exemplifies?

Charles of London:

Punk to me was always about get up and having a go, and that has stayed with me to this day, you don’t have to spend hours studying just do it, and if you make a mistake fuck it and move on, it has also given me a certain swagger, why play 10 chords 3 will do son.. our line Charles of London does reflect on what I just said I have no formal training in fashion at all, to me it’s about the ideas it has to provoke and be visually stimulating, I hope we are pushing it forward rather than just re-hashes of what has gone.

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Elle:
What’s your favorite part about conceptualizing a new design?

Charles of London:

The best part really is when the idea vision comes to you and then of course seeing the final result is usually rewarding.

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Elle:
What do you like best about designing clothes?

Charles of London:

Well although it is bloody hard work it beats the hell out of having a real job, haha and the fact that I have no training I think I have done ok, but there is no one thing that really stands out, I mean designing is really the fun easy part for me, but of course once you get orders the hard work begins.

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Elle:
What was the first article of clothing you ever designed?

Charles of London:

The first was a cnut t-shirt taking the piss out of french connection fuck campaign and about the same time a Kate Moss you are my heroine T-shirt when she was falling out of clubs and of course the Vogue T-shirt we defaced a cover and got into quite a bit of trouble with their solicitors, the amazing thing was the naked girl we put on the front and this was totally random was taken my Ben Westwood Vivienne Westwoods son, and we got a call from him as he had seen it and we thought oh no more trouble? But no he loved it and we are still friends to this day, and through this weird connection have met Vivienne several times in her Paris studio and shows.

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Elle:
Who is one of your favorite local models to work with?

Charles of London:

Well Honey Manko would have to be our number one choice, and have worked together on numerous occasions also Aza Shade from Manflu is amazing as well.

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Elle:
Do you prefer sketching designs or actually constructing them?

Charles of London:

I never really sketch… Susan does that part, so the constructing is best for me.

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Salut, je m'apelle Elle, Visionärin. Ich bin "full of energy", freaky und selbstkritisch. Ich lasse immer mein Herz sprechen, versäume aber nie auch den power-button für's Hirn zu pushen. Ich bin kompromissbereit in wichtigen Dingen und denke oftmals in vielen Dimensionen, was aber für Innovationen und spannende Projekte hilfreich ist. Das World Wide Web mit dem unendlichen Informationsfluss von Neuem fasziniert mich immer wieder. Als meine Passion sehe ich Kunst, Design, Fotografie und Musik. Ich bin genauso unkonventionell wie mein Humor. coultique is my wonderland - frei nach Alice - "Das Unmögliche zu schaffen, gelingt einem nur, wenn man es für möglich befindet".

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