"New Club Kids: London Party Fashion in the Noughties"

The Noughties saw the rise of a new generation of Club Kids following in the footsteps oftheir predecessors - the original Club Kids of New York City, who, in turn,had followed London's Blitz generation. In the early 1980s, the Blitz Club in London's Covent Garden became the focal point for an alternative club scene-frequented by Adam Ant, Boy George, Siouxsie Sioux and Steve Strange, which spawned even more radical clubs such as Leigh Bowery's infamous Taboo club in London's Leicester Square.Bowery famously proclaimed: 'Dress as though your life depends on it' - a mantra the new Club Kids have adopted as their own. They dress outrageously, with a penchant for kitsch and anti-fashion. Often with a mixture of their own self-made outfits and carefully selected labels, oversized accessories, excessive amounts of make-up and highly androgynous looks, these flamboyant clubbers have created a vibrant club scene in London's bohemian nightlife underground. Fabulous or trashy, beautiful or scary, glamorous or freaky - meet the New London Club Kids.

Price: £16.99 €19.99

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