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Exaggerated Couture

Fashion goes to extreme lengths and heights

Implications - In recent years, fashion stayed in safe, comfortable territory. Designs appealed to consumers who wanted items that were easily transferable to everyday living. Now, however, more designers are once again experimenting with exaggerated and over-the-top looks, creating pieces that exceed natural lengths and heights to capture attention. While neither practical nor wearable, many of these designs become coveted items for true fashionistas who want to make a statement. What’s more, such exaggerated design may branch out to inspire other industries such furniture, architecture, cars and more.
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7 Featured, 62 Examples:
2,083,364 Total Clicks
Date Range:
Feb 11 — Jan 12
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Featured Examples

Horn-Heeled Pumps
Horn-Heeled Pumps
Exotic Regrets by Aoi Kotsuhiroi Features Dark Fang-Like Footwear
These forbidding 'Feet Objects' have been born of a true artist as part of a collection called Exotic Regrets by Aoi Kotsuhiroi. At a staggering 7.7 inches tall, these perilous pumps have a life of their… MORE
Exaggerated Crochet Ensembles
Exaggerated Crochet Ensembles
The More or Less Collection is a Woven Paradox
Although the style is changing, one may still typically picture knitwear as chunky clothing that leaves every element of the wearer's physique to the imagination. However, despite the thickness of the… MORE
Courtly Clown Couture
Courtly Clown Couture
Pedro Reguera Snaps Ema Busson in Striking Styles for Prim Magazine
Photographer Pedro Reguera, model Ema Busson and stylist Kattaca sure know how to take alarming fashion pieces and turn them into elegant and majestic looks. This photo shoot, captured by Pedro Reguera… MORE
Patterned Parachute Fashion
Patterned Parachute Fashion
The MaxTan SS 2012 Collection Redefines Traditional Silhouettes
Jump into spring with the MaxTan SS 2012 collection, which is defined by basic colors and parachute-shaped silhouettes. The brand, which hails from Singapore, uses exaggerated draping, bold stripes and… MORE
Chic Apocalyptic Editorials
Chic Apocalyptic Editorials
The Naty Chabanenko by Ishi Shoot is Warrior-Inspired
In the latest issue of ‘French Revue de Modes,’ the Naty Chabanenko by Ishi shoot is bold and creative. The styling of the Naty Chabanenko by Ishi shoot is warrior-like and reminiscent... MORE
play_circle_filled Eccentrically Constrained Couture
Eccentrically Constrained Couture
This Earthy Shibari Wear by Astrid Tirlea is Shame-Free
Romanian fashion design student Astrid Tirlea masterfully explores the art of Kinbaku, or Shibari (Bondage as we know it), and how it can be translated to a non-erotic, high-fashion context in her graduation… MORE
Painfully Agonizing Pumps
Painfully Agonizing Pumps
The Christian Loboutin 8-Inch Heels are Crazy Killer Kicks
The Christian Loboutin 8-Inch Heels are well on their way to rush you to the hospital, taking the term "to die for" a step further. Many girls around the world would kill for a Christian Louboutin shoe,… MORE

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