It’s International Women’s Day, so this means it’s time for me to share pictures of female mods. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, that’s ok. (well not really but whatever) Note that female mods are not the same as female punks. Mod was a subculture specifically formed in the UK in which the fashion was a mix of glam, punk, and trad. Mod. From the Wikipedia entry on mods:
“Mod is a subculture that began in London and spread throughout Great Britain and elsewhere, eventually influencing fashions and trends in other countries, and continues today on a smaller scale. Focused on music and fashion, the subculture has its roots in a small group of stylish London-based young men in the late 1950s.”
While the mod subculture was mostly composed of men, there was a faction of independent women who created their own scene in this niche, much like the female Futurists in Marinetti's Italy and the Xenofeminists in today’s post-Marxist academic landscape. For today’s issue of The Cultural Futurist, I will post pictures of female mods. The United States never really had their counterpart to mods, but perhaps #cottagecore and #darkacademia can meet for tea. Mods listened to everything from jazz to postpunk to britpop, and fashioned themselves in a taboo intellectual way that broke down narratives of modernity and class.
Let’s check out more female mods….
Maybe even some more, actually…
That’s all for now! Make sure to subscribe to The Cultural Futurist to participate in private discussions and attend my salons. Offering a special mod discount to anyone who subscribes for a year. Remember the women who were written out of the narrative. Remember the female mods of yesterday, today, and tomorrow.