Derek Ridgers- capturing underground London punk fashion/music scene-From… there to ”couture”

Darren, Chelsea 1982.

English photographer Derek Ridgers is an English photographer renowned for capturing images of celebrities,fashion designers and the underground music scenes of punk and of the New Romantics, mostly the London punk movement of the 60s and 70s.His photos are perhaps the best testimony of the fashion forwardness and the strong influence those music scenes actually had on contemporary fashion designers and trends.With the punk/new wave elements in the forefront since the ”Punk:Chaos to Couture” MET exhibition,it makes great sense to revisiting his photos-a testimony of an era where individual style within a group and creativity were the norm.

Julia, Le Beat Route 1980.



At Heaven, 1981

Soho 1982.

Robert, Batcave 1983.

Richard and friend at the Dayglo Ball, Heaven 1984.

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