The Needle and the Damage Done
Dec 17, 2009 - by SECONDARY
For the past few seasons, hardware embellishments have clearly been huge trends; weve seen studs, chains, grommets and rhinestones. But, lately, a different type of hardware trend has surfaced and has upped the ante; Im talking about needles and spikes. As Im all about anything black, tight, leather, shiny and daring, this trend has me intrigued.
More dangerous than pyramid studs, thats part of the appeal. Rock and Republic featured a spiked dress, which Kristen Stewart wore to the 2009 Teen Choice Awards, in its recent campaign, and Ioannis Dimitrousis played with the hybrid of hard and soft via the knitted, body-con dress-dripping-with-needles he sent down the runway at London Fashion Week. In addition, Cheryl Cole stirred up a fashion frenzy when she wore a studded and spiked Agent Provocateur corset in a music video; the corset comes from their new couture Soiree collection and retails for $4,900. Feel a little adventurous? Feast your eyes on this killer clutch by Corto Moltedo and Tom Binns. Obviously, dangerous beauty is the name of the game.
Aside from spikes and needles, the hardware trends of safety pins and staples have surfaced. For the DIY-inclined, try combining these 14k gold staples from Studio OOOMS with influence from Viktor & Rolf s FW08 collection.
Not convinced office supplies belong in your closet? Then consider Tom Binns safety pin and pearl necklace, or Moschinos of-the-moment safety pin dress.
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