La Rocka! Exhibition
Bolt is very excited to be hosting the first European showcase of La Rocka! 79 as part of the forthcoming exhibition on Saturday 26th July.
Lloyd Johnson, founder of La Rocka! has a history of styling international music performers and celebrities spanning all the way from the 60's through to the 90's. His influence on fashion led Nick Logan, of The Face Magazine, to commend him as "one of the crucial figures in the development of British Style".
Johnson's store on King's Road was a legendary hang out for mods which later led to a commission to produce the wardrobe for seminal film Quadraphenia. As a key label in the mod revival his clothes were worn by the likes of Paul Weller, The Specials and Madness.
Story has it that one night, on a rather heavy trip, Johnson had a vision of Rockers, French Rockers, and they were very cool, La Rocka was born! Subsequent confusion followed but the new output was quickly adopted by The Stray Cats and then a long list of the who's who of rock n roll.
The collection today pays homage to the early 1960 café racer culture with elements of the classic La Rocka! designs worn by many iconic musicians and stars throughout the 70s and 80's. The dedicated legion of La Rocka! includes Adam & The Ants, Billy Idol, Johnny Thunders, Siouxsie & The Banshees, The Clash, The Cramps, The Rolling Stones, The Stray Cats to name but some. All La Rocka! leather garments are made to order in London, England.
Bolt is extremely proud to be the first UK store to be stocking La Rocka! 79