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Why Motocross is the New Punk

Burning rubber for the rebellion has never looked this good

Inspired by motorcycle-racing garb and practical, protective sporting gear, what started in 2016 likely as a result of French fashion house Vetements transforming oversized leather jackets with a punch of sporty red and blue into chic luxury fashion, is now the coolest iteration of fashion for the rebellion.

We saw the high-occutane spirit of motocross at Alexander Wang AW16, in a collection that sang “Live Fast, Die Young” and now the return of the trend is mostly credited to the OG bad gal and DGAF-style icon, Rihanna, who showed off turbo-charged looks at the Fenty x Puma SS18 Runway. Highlighter brights, slick leather biker suits, and hardwear details define this totally powerful style.

While motocross themes have been around the track for many seasons, we saw it explode as the epitome of dangerous, rule-breaking style this summer that speaks to a new-wave anti-establishment culture. Hard, and protective and unafraid to be expressive – the movement of the moment is bolder and stronger than ever before.

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Vetements AW16

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Alexander Wang AW16

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Fenty x Puma SS18

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Fenty x Puma SS18

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Fenty x Puma SS18

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Dior SS18

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Dior SS18

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Alexander Wang SS18

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Tommy Hilfiger SS18

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