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Prêt-À-Poundo: Style Guide — Rock Your Punk Fela Tee

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Punk has always connected music and fashion. Though the punk aesthetic was first a state of mind, through designers like Vivienne Westwood it quickly became a popular fashion. The punk movement originated from the frustration and loss experienced by adolescents in the modern metropolises of New York and London. We remember it as a rejection of prettiness that borrowed strong, anti-establishment symbols from diverse sociopolitical movements and took youth culture by storm. Fela Kuti always called for youth and the general public to wake up and influence change in his native Nigeria. In this way, we compare the scope and magnitude of both Fela and punk to each other. Don’t get us wrong, it’s not the same kind of battle or the same kind of commitment — but both fought against an established, repressive establishment and flourished in the strength of their own movement. – See more at: http://www.okayafrica.com/2013/05/23/punk-fela-style-guide-fashion-trends-pret-a-poundo/#slide1

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