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Tattered Riches

Shredded and torn upscale apparel provides artificial impoverishment

Implications - As recessionistas reinvent old clothes with shreds and tears, designers are creating upscale versions of the pauperized look for the more well-to-do style mavens. Ripped and torn 'rags from riches' apparel offers the stylish image of impoverishment and a way to identify with more credit-crunched consumers.
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Featured Examples

Shocking Slashed Dresses
Shocking Slashed Dresses
The Amber Rose Shredded "Dress" at Paris Fashion Week Stuns the Public
If you haven't yet seen these shots of the Amber Rose shredded "dress" debacle at Paris Fashion Week, you might want to shield your eyes. Kanye West's main squeeze rocked a nude bodysuit underneath a shredded… MORE
Shredded Male Leggings
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 Sweaters
Shredded Sweaters
Nylon Magazine February 2010 'Paris, Je Te Aime' Is Edgy
Nylon Magazine’s February 2010 ‘Paris, Je Te Aime’ spread for their February 2010 issue makes style look easy with their laid-back fashions. Ripped stockings, lace-up boots and endless layers are… MORE
Shredded Leggings
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
Shredded Threads
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
Tattered Spiderweb T-Shirts
Tattered Spiderweb T-Shirts
Shredded Cobweb Tee by Obesity & Speed
The Shredded Cobweb Tee is a silk jersey shirt that is a plain black tee in the front but a tattered mess in the back, resembling an overgrown spiderweb (hence the name). Made by Obesity and Speed, the… MORE
Personalized Shredded Threads
Personalized Shredded Threads
Miley Cyrus Sports Ripped Wear in LA
Looks like Miley Cyrus was spotted sporting some shredded threads at a Coffee Bean shop in Los Angeles while en-route to the hairstylist. Looking like she may have lost a battle with a pair of scissors,… MORE
play_circle_filled Shredded Gothic Fashion
Shredded Gothic Fashion
Death Valley- and Vulture-Inspired Rodarte Spring 2010 Collection
The Mulleavy sisters were inspired by a singed Death Valley and contorted and tattered black vultures for the Rodarte Spring 2010 collection. To set the mood, the floor was covered in black sand, eerily… MORE
Shredded Male Fashion
Shredded Male Fashion
The ‘Speechless Lads' Editorial by Zeb Daemen
Like its name suggests, photographer Zeb Daemen’s ‘Speechless Lads’ editorial is a series of stunning snapshots that show the models with serious facial expression—and serious style—as the communicative… MORE

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