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46 Derelict Chic Fashions

Designers Bring Back Grunge, Mugatu Style

— September 7, 2009 — Fashion
Nearly 10 years after Zoolander's release, derelict chic fashions are making a comeback. If you recall Mugatu's Derelict Campaign, you'll remember the way the evil designer attempted to glorify ratty fashions.

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.
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Washed-Out Wear
Washed-Out Wear
Ana Lerario's 'Lerario Beatriz' Collection is Subtle, Flowing and Faded
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Frizzy Fro Lookbooks
Frizzy Fro Lookbooks
Luella Launches Two Fall RTW Collections
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Tattered Leggings
Tattered Leggings
Thomas Townsend's Model Rocks Ripped Legwear for 'Suburban Girl'
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41
Customized Grunge
Customized Grunge
'Stolen Girlfriends Club' Leaves Their Fashion Incomplete
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40
Catwalk-Crashing Promo Stunts
Catwalk-Crashing Promo Stunts
Borat Storms Milan
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39
Distressed Fashion Factories
Distressed Fashion Factories
Tattered Jeans High on Kentucky Export List
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38
Dumpster Diva Fashion
Dumpster Diva Fashion
'Victim Fashion' Combines Tatters and Lace for Fall 09
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37
Messy Mane Blogs
Messy Mane Blogs
'Must Share Hair' Helps You Embrace Your Untamable Tresses
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36
Hobo Chic Fur
Hobo Chic Fur
Luxirare Creates an In-Between Season Coat With Floating Fur Atop Sheer Organza
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35
Built-In Fishnet Jeans
Built-In Fishnet Jeans
Add Edge to Plain Ripped Jeans With Patterned Tights From Tripp NYC
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34
Torn Fashion
Torn Fashion
Teri Hatcher Rocks Ripped Dress on 'Letterman'
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33
Paper Bag Fashion
Paper Bag Fashion
Sasha Pivovarova Wears High Fashion Scraps for W Magazine
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Thrift Store Fashion Labels
Thrift Store Fashion Labels
Cheap Monday Launches Grunge-tastic Fall Line
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31
Mullet Revivals
Mullet Revivals
Tinsel Town Gets a Taste of Trailer Trash With Kristen Stewart & Taylor Momsen
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30
Hobo Chic
Hobo Chic
Wunderkind Spring 2009
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29
Tattered Spiderweb T-Shirts
Tattered Spiderweb T-Shirts
Shredded Cobweb Tee by Obesity & Speed
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Homeless Chic
Homeless Chic
Runways & Trend Setters Channel Fashions of the Flat-Broke
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27
Undressed Fashion Shows
Undressed Fashion Shows
Extreme Disheveled Style in Nice Collective Men's Fall ‘09
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26
Single-Shoulder Backpacks
Single-Shoulder Backpacks
The Thrilla Bag Brings Back 90s Grunge Style
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25
Multi-Season Male Couture
Multi-Season Male Couture
Glamb 2009 F/W Collection Adds Some Grunge to Business
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24
Hobo Glam
Hobo Glam
Diesel Black Gold Fall 2009 Show Mixed Frumpy Streetwear With Sparkle
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23
Rubbish Runway Collection
Rubbish Runway Collection
Avsh Alom Gur Makes Zoolander's Derelict a Reality
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22
Disheveled Chic Hair
Disheveled Chic Hair
Kate Moss Sexy Bed Head Haircut
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21
Grunge Meets Glam
Grunge Meets Glam
Sienna Miller's Twenty8Twelve at New York Fashion Week For a Boho Fall 2009
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20
Tattered Rocker Denim
Tattered Rocker Denim
Black Ripped Maison Martin Margiela Jeans in The Telegraph
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Homeless Couture
Homeless Couture
Cheap Monday Gets a Distressed, Torn and Acid-Washed Makeover
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Tornado Hair
Tornado Hair
'I Am the Storm' by Lill-Veronica Skoglund Features Wild Windswept Hair
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Ripped Denim Revivals
Ripped Denim Revivals
Runways and Sidewalks See Resurgence of Torn '90s Jeans
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Shredded Leggings
Shredded Leggings
Tattered Tights Turn Ruined Hosiery Into High Fashion Accessories
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Shredded Threads
Shredded Threads
Strappy, Stylish Cobweb and Fishing Net-Inspired Fashions
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Wilma Flintstone Hair
Wilma Flintstone Hair
The ‘Top Knot' Hairstyle Goes from Casual to Messy Chic
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13
Grunge Revisited
Grunge Revisited
90s Flannel Fashion C'est Chic for 2009
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12
90s Grunge Hair
90s Grunge Hair
Costume National's Spring 2010 Menswear Show Needed a Stylist
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11
Rich Grunge
Rich Grunge
Controversial Viral Video of Super Celebs Like Madonna, Kanye and Karl
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10
Tattered Leggings & Leather Skirts
Tattered Leggings & Leather Skirts
Kate Moss's 11th Collection for Topshop Fall 2009
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9
Shredded Denim
Shredded Denim
Supermodels in Ripped Jeans
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8
Ripped Black Jeans
Ripped Black Jeans
Celebs in Tattered Dark Denim Bring Back the Grunge Look
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7
Mega Mane Photography
Mega Mane Photography
Fred Fraser & Liz Dungate Create Giant Black and White Hair Images
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6
Wild Bouffant Hairstyles
Wild Bouffant Hairstyles
Allure Magazine Gives Taylor Swift a Gigantic Frizzy 'Do
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5
Neo-Grungettes
Neo-Grungettes
Robert Pattinson Co-Star, Kristen Stewart, Poses in Rodarte Gaiters for Allure
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4
Messy Hair Photo Shoots
Messy Hair Photo Shoots
Robert Pattinson by Matt Jones in i-D Magazine
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3
Homeless Haute Couture
Homeless Haute Couture
Steven Meisel Snaps Shabby-Chic in 'Performance' for Vogue Italia (UPDATE)
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2
Shredded Male Leggings
Shredded Male Leggings
Sci-Fi Warrior Fashion at Gareth Pugh Fall 2009
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Nerdy 90s Grunge
Nerdy 90s Grunge
Copenhagen Street Style Takes a Geeky Step Back in Time
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