Couture Hacking

The ubiquitous nature of designer goods becomes a marketing tool for artists

Implications - As the luxury becomes ubiquitous, artists and imitators are reinterpreting trademarks as a way to feed off of pre-established infamy and appeal to consumers unable to afford such products. Legal issues surrounding trademark and intellectual property have become skewed in the Internet age and the web has also given rise to a culture of remix. Brands who embrace crowd-created expressions of their logos and iconography, will appeal and connect to digital natives more that than brands who choose to staunchly protect the proliferation of their labels.
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Warm Top 6 Examples: 29,929 Total Clicks May 13 - May 14
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Consumer Insight Topics: Pop CultureArt & DesignLuxury
Iconic Polish Smartphone Cases - Look Fabulous with Chanel's Red Nail Polish Smartphone Case
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Hot 9,415 Clicks Pub: Jan 29, 14
Iconic Polish Smartphone Cases
Look Fabulous with Chanel's Red Nail Polish Smartphone Case
Protect your beloved phone from bumps and bruises and enjoy an eternal fresh coat of rich Chanel red nail polish with this cute iPhone case. For fashionistas and Chanel enthusiasts, this fabulous... [More]
Iconic Handbag Illustrations - Farfetch Showcases Minimalist Sketches of Designer Bags
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Warm 13,004 Clicks Pub: May 14, 13
Iconic Handbag Illustrations
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Warm 1,429 Clicks Pub: Mar 14, 14
High Fashion Yarn Balls
Lernert & Sander Reduce Prada Garments to Their Original State
If you’ve ever wondered what a high fashion garment looks like when stripped down to its bare essentials, Lernert & Sander have exposed the bare basics of threads used by the likes of... [More]
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Warm 2,606 Clicks Pub: Nov 14, 13
Label-Laden Jackets
These Designer Jackets from Wil Fry Let You Wear All Your Favorite Brands.
These label-loaded designer jackets brag about your brands for you. Why spend thousands of dollars to collect a piece from every designer brand when you can just wear their label on your sleeve?... [More]
Perfume Packaged Printer Ink - Design Student Celeste Watson Decided to Pakcage Ink Like Chanel No.5
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Mild 1,675 Clicks Pub: Dec 17, 13
Perfume Packaged Printer Ink
Design Student Celeste Watson Decided to Pakcage Ink Like Chanel No.5
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Designer Aerosol Paints - The Spray Can Project by Antonia Brasko Gets a Luxe Treatment
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Untested 1,800 Clicks Pub: Jan 3, 14
Designer Aerosol Paints
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