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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.
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Featured Examples

Garbage Necklaces
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
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
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
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
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
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
Vagabond Villas
Vagabond Villas
Beautiful Spring Gardens is a Scintillating Shelter for the Homeless
London firm Peter Barber Architects has built this impressive building that is actually a state of the art homeless shelter called the Spring Gardens. There are two parts to the Spring Gardens facility.… MORE
Homeless Emotionography
Homeless Emotionography
Keith Harris Looks Into the Souls of the Unfortunate in ‘On the Stre
It’s true that we as human beings often turn a blind eye to the less fortunate. Keith Harris decided he was going to look and feel with them. ‘On the Street’ is a journey that encompassed two years of… MORE
$15,000 Garbage Bins
$15,000 Garbage Bins
Gold-Plated Trash Cans From Sylvie Fleury
Since rubber garbage bins just don’t seem to be doing the trick, designer Sylvie Fleury created this gold-plated trash can for all your garbage needs. Costing from $10,000-$15,000, these limited edition… MORE

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