Hobo Chic

Using the image of the vagabond as a focal point for creativity
Implications - Rather than dwelling on the depressing nature of the vagabond lifestyle, which has traditionally been a subject ignored by the market, some brands are now using it as a source of inspiration. The fashion industry, especially, has turned the idea of destitution into a direction of styling that many have labeled as "hobo-chic."
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Hot Top 6 Examples: 228,170 Total Clicks Nov 09 - May 10
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Mobile Homeless Homes - The Paul Elkins Shelter is Almost Too Cozy Looking
SCORE: 7
Viral 89,749 Clicks Pub: Mar 25, 10
Mobile Homeless Homes
The Paul Elkins Shelter is Almost Too Cozy Looking
No one wants to be homeless; it is a choice that does not come easily to most. But if you are going to be homeless, the Paul Elkins shelter ensures that you don't have to be shelter-less. Sure, it is… [More]
Humanizing Street Shoots - Alex Welsh Exposes the Struggles of the Impoverished
SCORE: 5.7
V. Hot 31,366 Clicks Pub: Mar 21, 10
Humanizing Street Shoots
Alex Welsh Exposes the Struggles of the Impoverished
Photographer Alex Welsh's images do more than just shock you. They linger on your subconscious long after you have looked at them. His photos bring light to the lives of those who struggle daily just to… [More]
Guerilla Socialvertising - The Alex Seo Crisis Campaign Creates Awareness Through Startling Imagery
SCORE: 5.9
V. Hot 51,561 Clicks Pub: Mar 2, 10
Guerilla Socialvertising
The Alex Seo Crisis Campaign Creates Awareness Through Startling Imagery
I have always been fond of guerilla campaigns, especially ones with important messages like this one. The Alex Seo Crisis Campaign brings people's attention to the homeless situation prevalent in many… [More]
Homeless Hipster Shoots - The Original Hipster is a Social Commentary on Wealth and Class
SCORE: 6
Hot 33,704 Clicks Pub: Nov 24, 09
Homeless Hipster Shoots
The Original Hipster is a Social Commentary on Wealth and Class
Sometimes the best kind of social commentary is made through pictures alone; words need not be said as the power of an image can convey all. The Original Hipster—a photo editorial shot by Julia Chesky… [More]
Hobo Chic Campaigns - Topshop Spring Denim Ads Are a Fashionable Mess
SCORE: 5.1
Warm 16,440 Clicks Pub: Mar 14, 10
Hobo Chic Campaigns
Topshop Spring 2010 Denim Ads Are a Fashionable Mess
As the face of the Topshop Spring 2010 Denim Collection, model Anatasia Kuznetsova seems to work un-put-together looks in perfect form. Styled by Katie Shillingford, the brunette poses in loose sweaters,… [More]
Pavement Bedsheets (UPDATE) - The Le-Trottoir Lets You Experience Homelessness at Home
SCORE: 4.9
Warm 5,350 Clicks Pub: Mar 26, 10
Pavement Bedsheets (UPDATE)
The Le-Trottoir Lets You Experience Homelessness at Home
I have never slept on the street, but I imagine it wouldn’t be nearly as comfortable as the Le-Trottoir makes it look. The Le-Trottoir is a bedsheet that looks strikingly like pavement, and for a good… [More]