Cyber Punk

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  1. Hed_Kandi

    Hed_Kandi New Member

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    I've heard something about Cyber Punk fashion being influenced by movies like the Matrix and Blade Runner.

    Anyone know anything about this ?
     
  2. lady grey

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    a guess

    the only people I know who were pretentious enough to describe themselves as 'cyber punks' [and I just about broke out laughing in their faces] dressed like bicycle messengers, or in ski clothes, and listened to a lot of DEVO music.

    oh, also they said this novelist William Gibson/'Necromancer' [?] was the guy who patented the cyborg schtick about 25 years ago. go figure.

    hope that helps.
     
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  3. purechris

    purechris no photos, no photos

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  4. lady grey

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    s s s

    s s s was more explicitly ELECTRO Punk

    cyber punk does look like the matrix but as I said it lloks mostly like bike messenergs & ski clothes & its based on william gibson novels
     
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    cyber punks are very much like cyber goths, they both have hair extensions, dreads, plastic lacing, sometimes they wear circuit boards :woot: fun times.

    cyber punks tend to listen to industrial. they're kind of annoying.
     
  6. Acid

    Acid yes

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    ROFL!!!!!! :lol: :fofl: its so true!

    there is a town here called Camden which is like something out of a movie.....the stores are all wierd and gothy and there is a store called CYBER DOG

    and its all like wierdo bondagy clothes and glow in the dark things :sick:
     
  7. Kel

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    I've always considered the term cyber-punk to be synonymous with rivethead.

    I can't help but laugh when I hear people refer to themselves as such! :lol: To each their own, I suppose...
     
  8. brian

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    i like cyberdog... :rofl:
     
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    [​IMG]

    if anyone even remembers this... :rofl:
     
  10. jennifer~

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    Well there is a difference. Cyber-punks are built from computer parts and neon synthetic materials. Whereas rivetheads wear black trenchcoats and black combat boots and various other black clothing items and generally avoid wearing spray-on latex...

    They're both ridiculous though. :smile:
     
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  11. pointup

    pointup living in the sprawl

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    there are these kids at my school that dress like they are from the matrix.. big black boots and trench coats with spikes chains and of course sunglasses indoors.. It's a hoot.
     
  12. renferme

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    Cyberpunk? The look was pretty big at raves in London a few years back, still is in some circles.

    The Cyberdog label (Camden town, London), is the one that springs to mind. Quite an entertaining shop to visit, whether its your style or not. :P

    Cyberdog
     
  13. raijin

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    sounds horrible to me.
     
  14. Alura

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    Stay away from it :wink:.
     
  15. lady grey

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    hee hee

    oh also some people say they dress 'cyber.'

    again its hard not to laugh in their face.
     
  16. LolitaLuxe

    LolitaLuxe Vision of Paradise

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    hell yeah....

    the exact same thing that popped in my head when i read the topic title :rofl:
     
  17. AlexN

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    Then it sounds like the Matrix is what was referred to as "Rivethead" style above. I thought the Matrix stuff was kinda cool within that context. But I couldn't imagine some kids at school dressed like that.:lol:
     
  18. v0rtex

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    A few of my friends are into this, it's quite big in the UK.

    Tends to be a crossover between raver and goth styles with a bit of influence from Japanese streetwear, Westwood/McLaren era punk and S&M fashion - lots of black, UV reactive colours, PVC, spikes, chains, zips, masks/goggles, etc.

    Cyberdog, Jupiter, S.D.L, Prohibition, Swear and New Rock are a few of the larger designers (last two exclusively designing footwear). As mentioned, all these shops are centred in Camden, London and a couple of designers working out of Germany-ish.

    People like Hot Topic and Lip Service try and rip off this style in the US and do it poorly, in my opinion.

    I think the style looks incredible when done right, although all the brands mentioned above do have an unfortunate reliance on man-made fibres and almost universally poor construction quality.

    http://www.lithiumpicnic.com/portfolio/albums/userpics/aj_silverfixed800.jpg
    http://www.lithiumpicnic.com/portfolio/index.php?cat=19
     
  19. urd

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    very popular in hard house clubs...
     
  20. jovana

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    Cyberpunk... have you ever seen the movie "Hackers" with Angelina Jolie? or the 5th Element? that's cyberpunk.

    i'd say it often looks like a mating of fetish wear and ultra modern almost utilitarianism. so mix some latex with some helmut lang, put on some new rock boots...and you have cyberpunk.

    it can actually done well, but usually its done cheaply. i have a lot of cyber-punk esque pieces that i have picked up over time though...and when i wear them i certainly don't look like i just walked out of hot topic.

    -jovana
     

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