Derelictorials

Creative glorifications of poverty make light of economic hardships
Implications - Economic turmoil has fueled affluence-mocking innovations that glamorize homelessness, gang culture, drug abuse and dependence on others' garbage. Reminiscent of the 90's grunge movement that glorified dereliction, instead of surrendering to melancholy, creative minds are using job- and home-loss woes as a source of inspiration.
SCORE: 5.2
Hot Top 6 Examples: 432,182 Total Clicks Jul 09 - Sep 09
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Garbage Necklaces - Recycled Jewelry by Indregru Converts Trash to Treasures
SCORE: 6.8
Viral 285,269 Clicks Pub: Sep 16, 09
Garbage Necklaces
Recycled Jewelry by Indregru Converts Trash to Treasures
Waste not, want not! This age-old adage has never been more appropriate than in our current eco-conscious society. So it’s really neat that the jewelry by Indregru is wearable art made out of waste. Basically,… [More]
Homeless Haute Couture - Steven Meisel Snaps Shabby-Chic in 'Performance' for Vogue Italia (UPDATE)
SCORE: 6.3
V. Hot 77,355 Clicks Pub: Sep 3, 09
Homeless Haute Couture
Steven Meisel Snaps Shabby-Chic in 'Performance' for Vogue Italia (UPDATE)
Famed fashion photographer Steven Meisel shows off Karl Templer's homeless styling in the September 2009 issue of Vogue Italia. The editorial, called “Performance,” captures a bevy of disheveled looking… [More]
Homeless Couture - Cheap Monday Gets a Distressed, Torn and Acid-Washed Makeover
SCORE: 5.5
Hot 21,788 Clicks Pub: Jul 7, 09
Homeless Couture
Cheap Monday Gets a Distressed, Torn and Acid-Washed Makeover
Swedish clothing company Cheap Monday recently showcased its low-priced Spring/Summer collection. The collection is riddled with clothing items that are distressed, torn and/or acid washed. Cheap Monday… [More]
Mock Ad Advertising - W Magazine Juxtaposes High Fashion and Homelessness
SCORE: 4.8
Warm 17,425 Clicks Pub: Aug 31, 09
Mock Ad Advertising
W Magazine Juxtaposes High Fashion and Homelessness
Juxtaposing high-price fashion and homelessness, W Magazine opts for an editorial spread that has models dressed to the nines in luxury-branded shopping bags amidst dingy alleyways and garbage cans. AdBusters… [More]
Activist Street Art - Fauxreel's 'The Unaddressed' Addresses Homelessness in Toronto
SCORE: 4.3
Warm 15,274 Clicks Pub: Aug 30, 09
Activist Street Art
Fauxreel's 'The Unaddressed' Addresses Homelessness in Toronto
People pounding the pavement in Toronto are getting a lesson in social awareness thanks to the confronting street art of Fauxreel’s current series, ‘The Unaddressed,’ which effectively spells out some… [More]
Homeless Chic - Runways & Trend Setters Channel Fashions of the Flat-Broke
SCORE: 3.3
Warm 15,071 Clicks Pub: Jul 7, 09
Homeless Chic
Runways & Trend Setters Channel Fashions of the Flat-Broke
Inspiration often comes from the street, but this time, it’s from the gutter. After ‘granny chic’ rose to popularity, street fashion bloggers and other urban observers have been focusing their attention… [More]