Perhaps as a reflection of the current economy, derelict chic fashions are more pervasive on the runways than ever, with everything from tattered pants and shredded leggings to wild manes of disheveled hair.
Implications - The recession may have taken many industries by surprise, however, the fashion sector recognizes how to capitalize on this phenomenon. By recognizing consumers' fear over a lack of money, these hobo-chic fashion campaigns relieve tension amongst buyers over financial issues. Companies should consider designing products that show a recognition of the current state of society. In doing so, consumers will feel at ease when buying products, knowing that the company identifies with current social situations.