Borba Margo Uses Over Size Sewing Tools for Fashion

 - Jul 21, 2009   Updated: Apr 3 2011
References: borbamargo.rendez-vous-paris & notcot
British line Borba Margo uses oversized safety pins in their designs. Purses and necklaces make use these enormous sewing tools by making them into either pendants, or handles.

Borba Margo seems to like the idea of using dangerous-looking accessories, as their keychain also has a hook.

Check out the safety pin fashion in the gallery!

Implications - The recession forced many fashionistas to shun pricey trips to the tailor and customize their own outfits. Safety pins, a staple of the punk fashion of the 70s, 80s and 90s, returned as a talisman of this new era of recycling and reuse. Whether used as a stylish accent or a functional sewing tool, safety pins enable every wearer to have the edgy aesthetic of a new-age tailor.