Punk Keeps Going

We just arrived in Berlin, where we bump into NYC-based artists on every other street corner. While trying to convince ourselves that Berlin isn’t j
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We just arrived in Berlin, where we bump into NYC-based artists on every other street corner. While trying to convince ourselves that Berlin isn’t j
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We just arrived in Berlin, where we bump into NYC-based artists on every other street corner. While trying to convince ourselves that Berlin isn’t just another neighborhood in Brooklyn, we stumbled across the charmingly low-tech local label Wasted German Youth. Their high-contrast shirts and hoodies appear regularly in Berlin fashion glossies. We also see kids sporting them on the street – and if they’re wasting their youth, at least they’re doing it with style and panache. Wasted German Youth sells at Apartment, one of the coolest boutiques in Berlin, but you can also order their t-shirts the old-fashioned way – by mail. It’s part of their tribute to the early punk rock and hardcore scenes, when kids headed out to the post office to send their xeroxed black and white Zines all over the world. With Alice Roi looking to the Misfits for inspiration, Marc Jacobs whipping out the Manic Panic, and Giles taking punk rock 10,000 years into the future for fall, we say: Trip down memory lane! But what’s so wasted about the modern German youth? --ALISON COOL