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At first glance, this corsage from Tobias Wongs looks like any other, but it’s not. This is, in fact, a Ballistic Rose, a traditionally made corsage crafted from a single strip of ballistic nylon.
The concept is that this special rose “protects your heart in an uncertain world.” Just fabulous.
“Military Uniform fashion history is a long one, and the appropriation of uniform styles and even patterns is prominent in descenting subculture and youth fashion,” Citizen-Citizen says of the MoMa-sold flower.
“With the rose we see today’s current materials of Kevlar and technical ballistic fabrics enter this adoption and adaptation seems to be in part a way of normalizing the growth and ubiquity of such in a country with very little gun control.”
This is a classic twisted idea, classic Cowbag fodder!