"You don't wanna get mixed up with a guy like me. I'm a loner Dottie, a rebel."
--Pee-Wee Herman, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985).
This need to be free, to celebrate individuality,
and to be self-assured in our contrarian way is the mark of “The Rebel”,
hence our attraction to Karlheinz Weinberger’s (1921-2006) portrait collection,
Weinberger’s series (collected from the late 1950’s-1960’s)
captured Swiss youth in varying aspects of their rebellion—most notably their defiant, DIY interpretations of American style.
The pierced denim, painted jackets,
and heavy metal embellishments of this historical counterculture
also fed inspiration for the BOND Hardware 2015 Collection.
These iconic looks by the most dynamic delinquents
have since influenced the masses,
from brands to bands and all us mall goths in between.
Love + Luster,