Moda Operandi is set to launch a capsule collection celebrating punk to mark the opening of the Metropolitan Museum of Arts much anticipated upcoming exhibition, Punk: Chaos to Couture. And we can exclusively bring you a first look at the campaign shots starring model Anja Rubik.
The online boutique is a sponsor of the exhibition, and has persuaded 13 designers to create exclusive pieces for them. Preen, Givenchy, Vivienne Westwood, Eddie Borgo and more have all given over 100 pieces a punk makeover Charlotte Olympias cat slippers have even been given earrings and a safety pin nose stud.
In the May issue of ELLE, on sale now, Moda Operandi founder, Lauren Santo Domingo, and Taylor Tomasi Hill, the sites artistic director, both told us why punk has been such an influence for them and their wardrobes. Revealed Lauren, My father took me to see the punks in London's Trafalgar Square in the late 80s. Of course it was meant to be a cautionary tale but I insisted on getting a pair of Dr Martens. I wasn't so inspired as to pierce anything. While Taylor added, We all have the opportunity to be a little bit punk these days. From clothing to music to hairstyles, people who love fashion are always attracted to the unusual, which is why we feel a special kinship with the misfits of the punk movement.