Legit Brit punks might be few and far between these days but in Japan, the scene is thriving. Collated in an exhibition produced by creative director, stylist and designer, Harris Elliott, the work of Japanese documentary photographers Yusuke Yamatani, Tasuo Suzuki and Naoya Matsumoto comprises Punk in Translation.
Head to the Horse Hospital to see how this intrinsically British subculture has spread its reach and become global, decades after its inception. Catch a glimpse of the Japanese punk scene through the devout followers in Tokyo, ‘live house’ music venues and of course, studded leather for days.
The main-staple of punks everywhere, Japanese Leather initiative, Leather Japan have collaborated with ‘avant-garde’ brand, Blackmeans to create Punk in Translation. Since their launch in 2008, Blackmeans has morphed from a leather brand into icons of Japanese punk, doing the undone look to perfection.
Get your hairspray and kohl and head to the Horse Hospital this weekend.