Sartorial Rebellion

Fashion and designs that reflect or mock, the economic crisis

Implications - Economy-reflecting apparel has evolved from depressing color shades like charcoals and blacks to a grungy, hobo-chic look. Building on this are tattered, torn and ripped fashions; an economy-mocking style being seen from high end designs to cheap fast-fashion outlets.
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Shredded Male Leggings - Sci-Fi Warrior Fashion at Gareth Pugh Fall
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Warm 89,567 Clicks Pub: Jan 26, 09
Shredded Male Leggings
Sci-Fi Warrior Fashion at Gareth Pugh Fall 2009
Young British designer Gareth Pugh further cemented his reputation as the hottest thing in fashion these days with the debut of his first men’s collection in Paris. Even Delphine Arnault, the heiress… [More]
Shredded Denim - Supermodels in Ripped Jeans
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Warm 34,462 Clicks Pub: Jun 12, 08
Shredded Denim
Supermodels in Ripped Jeans
This season the distressed look has been taken to the level… barely there, shredded denim fashions. During the Seattle grunge scene in the 90’s, torn jeans were the fashion, but the look was symbolizing… [More]
Ripped Black Jeans - Celebs in Tattered Dark Denim Bring Back the Grunge Look
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Warm 48,617 Clicks Pub: May 11, 09
Ripped Black Jeans
Celebs in Tattered Dark Denim Bring Back the Grunge Look
Ripped black jeans are the new leggings according to the celebrity fashion photos in this gallery. After Maison Martin Margiela made the shredded black pants look so haute at fashion week, it wasn't… [More]
Shredded Leggings - Tattered Tights Turn Ruined Hosiery Into High Fashion Accessories
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Average 25,245 Clicks Pub: Apr 28, 09
Shredded Leggings
Tattered Tights Turn Ruined Hosiery Into High Fashion Accessories
Ripped, torn and shredded: those used to be considered terrible qualities for hosiery, but tattered tights are all the rage now, even among high end designers. If only I'd known sooner; all those tights… [More]
Ripped Denim Revivals - Runways and Sidewalks See Resurgence of Torn '90s Jeans
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Warm 23,446 Clicks Pub: Dec 14, 08
Ripped Denim Revivals
Runways and Sidewalks See Resurgence of Torn '90s Jeans
Although reminiscent of punk, safety pins, spiky hair and The Sex Pistols, the ripped jeans look is a brilliantly cool look to bust out when you are in a Gothic mood. Perhaps after spending a week with… [More]
Shredded Threads - Strappy, Stylish Cobweb and Fishing Net-Inspired Fashions
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Mild 25,022 Clicks Pub: Jan 17, 09
Shredded Threads
Strappy, Stylish Cobweb and Fishing Net-Inspired Fashions
It’s hard to miss the cobweb and fishing net-inspired looks in several of the 2009 spring fashion collections. This slightly docile version of bondage is edgy, but not threatening. It makes a very provocative,… [More]
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