A look at the leather jacket's artful transformation.

Custom punk leather jacket, 1980.

The leather jacket can say many things. It can be an expression of sophistication as a more costly material in the apparel world.

In other instances, it can serve as a creative outlet; a means of creating fine art and a medium for self expression. Here, we explore the fashion of the London punk scene as made famous in the 1980s and inspired the 2013 Met Costume Institute exhibit, 'Punk: Chaos to Couture.'

The Clash pictured in Northern Ireland, 1980s.

VOGUE Spain 02/2016

Photography by Giampaolo Sgura feat. Sara Sampaio styled by Marnau.

London, 1980s.