Who or what is Punk Rave, you ask? Here are some deep insights into the dark and romantic world of the somewhat different styling experts:
The brand Punk Rave - how it all began...
The founder of Punk Rave grew up in China in simple circumstances and was already at a young age inspired by the dream of bringing her darkly coloured fantasy to life in the form of unusual fashion. She opened her first clothing store very early on, but left Beijing in 2004 to take a fresh start. She trained herself in various design techniques and began with the production of her first own designs. Directly with success, because even then the first gothic-fashion looks were exported to Europe! In 2006 she founded the clothing brand PUNK RAVE, which was focused on export right from the start.
Lolita-Design PYON PYON or: What does a rabbit jump sound like?
The dark fashion brand PUNK RAVE initially stood for the three extroverted styles Punk Fashion, Gothic Fashion and Lolita Fashion. In 2010 the fashion label PYON PYON was founded as a new branch in order to distinguish the girlish-magic style of Lolita more clearly from the actual core brand. PYON PYON concentrates exclusively on the production of playful Lolita outfits.
By the way: The Japanese term PYON PYON is simply a cute artificial word and describes the sound a rabbit makes when jumping - is that obvious, or ;)?
Punk Rave - more than a design concept!
With its two contrasting faces, the romantic gothic look on the one hand and the rebellious punk style on the other, the fashion brand Punk Rave offers two completely independent designs, which are always skilfully enriched with contemporary attributes. This black fashion is something for distinctive personalities who feel a deep desire to inspire other personalities with their appearance to more courage for independence and who do not want to be enslaved by supposed mainstream trends!
Who is Punk Rave Fashion specifically for?
Evidently, for all proud and self-confident minds, regardless of age or gender, who love their Gothic, Lolita and/or Punk culture! For strong people who go through life with an open heart. Who are willing to listen to others and accept different attitudes to life, but who would never blindly follow a false example! This special philosophy of life is clearly reflected in the design concert of PUNK RAVE. And this is also what the brand name stands for: PUNK, that is the real spirit that is dedicated to ideological emancipation and clearly opposes the standardized mainstream. RAVE, on the other hand. The meaning behind this is not difficult to understand: Don't worry about others' opinions, be brave and just do your own thing!
This is clearly the way of life we at Boudoir Noir have dedicated ourselves to! The general public does not always accept it easily when you individually shape your life and dress against the norm according to your own taste. But for us and for you, our valued customers, this lifestyle and clothing is of great symbolic importance, a very personal outcry against the daily monotony, proudly marked by sophisticated beauty and timeless elegance.
Gothic look, punk style or lolita fashion - just as you like it!
Mysterious gothic style with velvet and brocade, wild punk look, pierced by rivets and straps, or magic-sweet lolita fashion with lots of lace, for whichever extraordinary style your heart beats, with the different Punk Rave fashion lines you can always make exactly the right statement. Noble brocade, decorated with velvet, lace and trimmings, but also targeted material mix will enchant dark romanticists, but also steampunk, medieval and Victorian Gothic lovers. Punk fans, as well as metal and fetish fans, should enjoy the expressive outfits with PVC, elastic imitation leather, straps, eyelets and rivets. The dreamy Lolita, on the other hand, awaits playful clothing dreams and teasing accessories.
Whether you choose a fashion line clearly and plainly or want to express your personal identity by combining the different fashion styles, with the designs of Punk Rave you are always properly dressed for every special occasion, from the gothic discotheque to the medieval market to the alternative summer-festival!
Insider tip from the Boudoir Noir fashion experts
The materials and quality of manufacture always come first at Punk Rave, of course, so that you will enjoy the designs and looks for a very long time to come. The fashion of Punk Rave is mainly aimed at export to Europe and America, therefore fits and sizes are happily adapted to the respective markets.
Nevertheless, it should be noted that by Western European standards the size figures are often quite small.
Not only fashion for women - but also for men
Typical for Punk Rave is that they create dark fashion for both women and men. There are not many fashion labels in the gothic scene that work in such a balanced way. The men are served very well and don't have to hide behind the women's designs.
Especially when it comes to gothic men's fashion, Punk Rave is very active and creative in this point. Basically there are five different design lines.
Victorian lord of the castle, or stylish looking nobleman
Victorian playful with frills and brocade. This is the largest and most versatile category. Here you can find frocks and tailcoats. Classical with swallowtail. Black shirts in slim fit and with wide sleeves, cuffs with large ornamented buttons can be found here, as well as men's waistcoats with floral patterns but also splendid, as well as classic trousers with leather inserts or brocade patterns. Coats made of high-quality fabrics, nobly decorated with jacquard patterns or flock prints. Just everything that supports the noble appearance and is suitable for occasions where style and elegance are required in addition to the extraordinary. For example at castle parties, weddings or the Victorian picnic in Klara-Zetkin-Park at the annual Wave-Gotik-Treffen in beautiful Leipzig.
Impressive combinations of historical details and fantasy
The second style with which punk rave has made a real name for itself in the gothic male world is the uniform look. Military, however, is not so much about simple, straightforward and no-frills strict forms. Just the opposite. The idea of punk rave here is the combination of elements of historical uniforms paired with dark romantic fantasy elements. Important elements are, for example, trimmings and large, striking buttons. Accents from steampunk are also added. They also experiment with different materials. Inserts of imitation leather with punched rivets on the shoulders on the one hand, or a peaked cap made of shiny black lacquer on the other hand, show the variety with which looks can be created that are really extraordinary and should not be missing in any dark romantic gothic uniform wardrobe. As the next design tendency Punk Rave creates designs that visually accentuate the tough guy. LARP is the name of the style and consists to a large extent of elements from the Middle Ages. Waistcoat-like vests with straps and buckles, reminiscent of knights and armour and heavy capes, as well as dangerous-looking shoulder protectors with spiky rivets, which can be compared to the outfit of an assassin from the computer game series "Assassins Creed" or the "Witcher". Elegant looking and masculine robust.
Retrofuturism lives in steampunk
Even with a different design trend the fashion designers at Punk Rave prove their skills again and again. Steampunk. The extraordinary interpretation of retro-futurism is perhaps the smallest design direction that the fashion label Punk Rave offers. However, the detailed creations and exquisite materials are of the highest quality and always spectacular. Be it a magnificent leg dress or a figure-hugging frock coat. Opulent goggles or vintage walking stick, pinstripes in brown tones, or ornamental cummerbund. Punk rave also covers this genre. An important detail that can be found in PUNK RAVE steampunk clothes are small and large gears in various shades of gold and brass. These decorate gloves, waistcoats and shirts and thus set a special accent on the industrialization of the 19th century. Thus outfits are created for explorers and adventurers who feel comfortable in a future that never happened like this from the point of view of the past.
The warrior of the desert has his own style
Last but not least, the extraordinary fashion label also offers gothic men's styles in cyber-look. Here again, the most diverse materials of the highest quality come together and are skilfully processed into futuristic and post-apocalyptic garments. The "Mad-Max" era is celebrated with robust and martial designs. Bags and straps, rag look and used style give this genre the effect of desert warriors from a dark future.
With incredible creativity, Punk Rave Gothic fashion is reinvented again and again. Twice a year new collections are released, of which the most beautiful pieces are added to our assortment for our customers. In the meantime Punk Rave produces ladies fashion from size XS to 4XL and for men from size S to 5XL. Since Boudoir Noir has existed, we have had Punk Rave in our program and we are happy about every single design that finds its way into the Boudoir Noir range.