BLACK PEACE NOW: JAPANESE GOTH PUNK DIY SWEATER PROJECT BY LA CARMINA.
Holy moly. This men’s sweater from Black Peace Now is an deconstructed Goth eye-catcher – but it costs 12390 yen ($120) and isn’t available from MaruiOne.jp (the only site that ships BPN overseas).
If that is so… then how am I modelling this very item? Easy: I made one of my own from a school-marmy black turtleneck!
I cut off the turtleneck and split the shirt asymmetrically down the front (pinning the collar with a World Wildlife Fund panda pin). I pinched the fabric together and cut out semi-circles for holes of varying sizes. The grey striped shirt and skewed skirt with a silver chain have been sitting in my closet for years.
This is what my old clothes looked like before I pounced on them with scissors! The pants and white Nordica ski shirt were featured in the Punk/Visual Kei DIY project. The black sweaters (on the bottom row) became h.NAOTO-inspired “skull” and “bones” ripped tops. The awkward schoolteacher (top center) acquired black eyeliner and a mohawk for this salute to Black Peace Now.
Some of you mentioned that you’re going to turn your timid old clothes into punk/Goth wildcats. How did the projects go?