Extravagant Obscurity

The need for individual expression prompts eccentric everyday accessories

Implications - With mass media opening up consumer perspectives to more expressive and culturally diverse ideas, the need to exhibit one’s individuality in a distinct manner has become more prevalent among consumers. As a means to integrate unique modes of expression into day-to-day life, consumers are turning to eccentric carriers that combine function with obscurity. The turn toward outlandish everyday accessories demonstrates a growing need for items that exhibit originality while maintaining an inherent need for familiar conveniences.
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