Bling, Excess and Dior Punk

Bling, Excess and Dior Punk

Bling, Excess and Dior Punk

Dior Punk
As featured in Fashionistan Men

The early 2000s were dominated by the era of bling, with Swarovski crystals reigning supreme. This trend of ostentation was epitomized by iconic figures like Paris Hilton and her Swarovski-crystal encrusted Sidekick, while rhinestones embellished everything from T-shirts to temporary tattoos, evoking a sense of glamour and excess.

In more recent times, I had the opportunity to shoot these Swarovski Dior Glasses, which became a sold-out sensation upon release. These glasses were showcased in the SS-2003 Dior Show and have since become iconic collector’s items, fetching prices of around £3000+ today.

While some may view them as tacky remnants of a tasteless trend, I am captivated by their significance as an iconic moment in the timeline of fashion. This period marked the era of loud designs and garish clothing, shaping our collective memory.

The idea of luxury fashion should extend beyond trends—it should represent investment-worthy items that should not simply fade away. As consumers, we should learn to incorporate these luxury pieces into our wardrobes for many years to come, or even consider selling or donating them, contributing to a more sustainable fashion ecosystem.

In the end, fashion reflects our collective experiences and expressions, encapsulating various moments in time that have shaped the ever-evolving landscape of style.

Fashion should not merely serve to bolster the profits of massive corporations; it should hold meaning and purpose in the fight against climate change, rather than exacerbating it. By embracing conscious and responsible consumption, we can shape a fashion landscape that aligns with our values and leaves a positive legacy for future generations.

Posted by fashionistanmagazine on 2023-07-24 11:56:09

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