Est. 2012

Punk Rock Masks

Have a thing for punk fashion? We bring you an affordable collection of punk masks to suit your tastes and preferences.


History


The term ‘punk rock’ first appeared in the magazine Creem in 1971. It was not only used to describe aggressive and fast music but also the fashion associated with such music. This fashion first emerged as an energetic movement in the United Kingdom during the 1970s. Originally intended to be rebellious and confrontational, it was heavily influenced by the punk music scene. In fact, to date, the designs of Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood continue to inspire people.

Punk rock fashion hit the scene more than 35 years ago, rebelling against the perceived pretentiousness of mainstream music and culture as a whole. It was all about making a significant statement in handmade clothing that spits on materialism. But over time, the fashion world was finding inspiration in the underground punk rock movement. So much so that major fashion designers like Vivienne Westwood and Jean Paul Gaultier began using punk elements in their collections, and fashion magazines began featuring punk-inspired hairstyles and clothing. Today, the appeal of rock masks cross over several music genres and types of personalities. This fashion trend has undergone several changes over the years and has a few variations. Some of those variations include hardcore, glam, pop-punk, and deathrock. Punk rock fashion as a genre began as a response to what musicians perceived as the "excesses" of mainstream rock music, and it was during this period that it came to existence.

It was popularized by several 1970s bands such as the Sex Pistols, the Clash, and the Ramones. Innumerable designers, including Vivienne Westwood, Givenchy, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Emilio Pucci, and Saint Laurent, have created their takes on punk rock fashion. Subcultures such as cyberpunk, heavy metal, greasers, skinheads, industrial, and rude boys have been influenced by it.

It also embraced badass anti-establishment views and a DIY ethos – clubs sprang up in old sheds and derelict warehouses across cities like London and New York, and fans began to assert a new style of dress. Masks also became a cult of DIY, hard-edged clothing for hard-edged people.

Spiked hair, bullets, rivets, safety pins, and ripped jeans made fashion looks for men like the raging survivors of a musical apocalypse. The trends gave way to faster styles such as hardcore and various offshoots such as post-punk. In the 1990s, pop-punk rock bands such as Green Day and The Offspring brought the style back into the limelight, with a crisper, cleaner, more melodic sound. It remains one of the most influential alternative fashion subgenre and youth cultures, which has influenced the fashion industry.

Being punk rock is choosing individuality and finding your style, not trying to fit in with everyone else.  If you are on the lookout for affordable masks, browse our amazing collection at RebelsMarket. With us, you can find cute options even when you are on a tight budget.

No matter what your preferences are, RebelsMarket will always have something on the shelf for you. One look at our collection will hook you for good and leave you wanting more. Shop our collection today to enjoy 10% off your first order. Hurry while stock lasts.

 

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