The Polimoda fashion school in Florence will host a lecture on the intersection of fashion and music during the Pitti Uomo show in January.Sex Pistols founder Glen Matlock will join Council of Fashion Designers of America member Keanan Duffty for a guest lecture entitled The Saturday Boys on Jan. 11 at 5:30 p.m.The presentation will open the Polimoda Rendez-Vous series for 2017.Duffty said he was invited to give a keynote lecture by Polimoda’s dean, Danilo Venturi and asked Matlock to join him since 2017 marks the 40th anniversary of the Sex Pistols’ Never Mind the Bollock album, which was a defining moment for punk music.According to Duffty, Matlock worked in Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood's Let It Rock shop in the early Seventies and printed many of their early provocative T-shirts. “He has an insider's view of London rock 'n' roll fashion, which can also be found in his autobiography ‘I Was a Teenage Sex Pistol.’ He has an encyclopedia knowledge of youth culture like that of Gary Kemp from Spandau Ballet,” Duffty said.The British-born Duffty is also versed in the fashion and music culture. He started out creating hats for Steph Raynor and Helen Robinson’s PX in London’s Covent Gardens and also designed clothes for pop stars and models to pay his way through college at Central Saint Martins.He established his own fashion label in 1999, drawing inspiration from subversive style, underground music and British iconography. In 2007, he collaborated with David Bowie to create a men’s fashion collection for Target that was inspired by the musician.According to the school’s web site, the duo will “discuss their own experiences and theories” of how music influences fashion and vice versa, and will present many previously unseen images of the evolution of U.K. street style.Duffty said he and Matlock expect to give the lecture at other educational institutions around the world throughout 2017.The event at Polimoda is free.
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