Pretty in Punk: Moda Operandi’s MET-Inspired Collection

The collection pays homage to this year's Costume Institute exhibition at New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Launched in 2011, posh online retailer Moda Operandi began as an avenue for shoppers to snap up designer collections days after they appeared on fashion week runways. Over the last two years, though, the company has branched out, sometimes offering one-off red carpet numbers or curating original collections all together. Their latest sale, which began today, honors this year’s Costume Institute exhibition at New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, of which Moda Operandi is a sponsor. Called “Punk: Chaos to Couture,” the exhibition focuses on punk’s influence on high fashion; Moda Operandi’s collection offers more than 100 vintage and original pieces by designers such as Rodarte, Prabal Gurung and Thom Brown that pay homage to punk. Here’s a look at some of the most inspired pieces.

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LOVE the concept.

Interested by the inclusion of Tripp NYC in the Shop; it goes to show that having your finger on the pulse of high fashion doesn't necessarily mean that you have a natural intuition for great streetwear. 

The quality and style of Tripp garments is middling at best. The organisers would really have been better off going with some vintage Lip Service as far as including relatively decent items from a subcultural mass producer goes. Perhaps it was the east coast connection that nailed it for Tripp.


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