The Blitz Kids were a London-based group of young people fearlessly experimenting with sex, drugs and fashion in the 1980s. Crane.tv sat together with some of the key figures (including: Princess Julia, Wendy Dagworthy, Stephen Jones, Joe Casley-Hayford, Scarlett Cannon, Thelma Speirs and Paul Bernstock) that were credited with launching the infamous subcultural fashion movement ‘New Romantic’ to talk about its beginnings and development, its influence on the fashion industry today and what we may learn for the future.
It all started when pop singer Steve Strange started running a weekly devil-may-wear club night named ‘The Blitz’. The celebrity club lay between the two art colleges St Martin’s School and Central School (today united as the Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design) and quickly started making headlines for outrageous styles, drug parties, and non-protected sex orgies. Watch the video to learn how the Blitz Kids changed the face of British style forever.