When most people comb or braid their hair in the morning, they aren't planning on wearing it around their neck, but this is exactly what the Hayden Dunham 'New Dust' collection intends. Using leather, metal, plastic, wool, and yes, human hair, the New York-based designer and stylist creates necklaces that could be described as "grotesque and playful," as she told Vice Magazine.
What might seem like a creepy concept at first is actually an incredibly thoughtful and even spiritual work of art and design, as Hayden aims to create feelings of nostalgia with the collection, and explore the emotional connection between past, present and future. The hair, which she explains comes from "a sacred place in India," is meant to offer the wearer a chance to connect to the natural world in the same way that fur and feathers once were.
With so much work and detail put into each necklace, it's hard not to admire the Hayden Dunham New Dust collection for both its aesthetics and deeper meaning. Currently available in Paris and New York City, these accessories will definitely leave a lasting impression.
The Hayden Dunham 'New Dust' Collection is Rapunzel-Ready
Marie C. Hudson — October 5, 2011 — Fashion
References: haydendunham & vice