There is this myth that it’s frivolous or unproductive to care about how you look. Clothing and fashion get trivialized a lot. But think about who get associated with clothing and fashion: young people, women, queers and people of color — groups of people who historically haven’t had a voice have expressed themselves on their bodies, through their style, their hair, their tattoos, their piercings and what they wear.
Articles of Interest is a show about what we wear; a six-part series within 99% Invisible, looking at clothing. Episodes will be released on Tuesdays and Fridays from September 25th through October 12th.
For Punk, Avery Trufelman spoke with 99pi host Roman Mars; Don Letts, legendary DJ and filmmaker and creator of the documentary Punk Attitude; Claire Wilcox, senior curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum; Michael Costiff, a curator and long time neighbor of 430 Kings Road; Monica Sklar, fashion historian and author of the book Punk Style.