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Is the Swag Right? Skull Fashion

by on September 27, 2012

Skulls have fairly seamlessly transitioned their way into the fashion world, but are they a trend that we should keep or get rid of?

There’s an overwhelming divided opinion on skulls in fashion – you’re either for them and think they’re edgy, or you’re against them because you think they’re a little offensive. Personally – in limited quantities – I like the skull motif. My mother, on the other hand, thinks they’re ugly and in poor taste.

Skulls are seen in the products of some of the most well-recieved designers – Nasty Gal, Topshop, Alexander McQueen, Zara, Christian Dior, Givenchy, and Jeffrey Campbell.

I would say that British superman Alexander McQueen has always done a pretty good job of joining skulls with fashion staples – as seen in his extremely popular silk scarves, shoes, and clutches. Givenchy’s take on a skull in watercolor pastel colors is interesting, as are Christian Dior’s opulent and icy skull rings.

I can say, however, that skull overkill can look trashy, cheap, and creepy. A strong skull motif tends to not sit well with me – it’s a little too hard core and intimidating for my taste. I prefer the theme to be worked in and more subtle, looking more like a pattern – like that Zara blouse (top right) and those Jeffrey Campbell flats, or used as a single statement piece like the Dior rings.

What do you think of skulls in fashion? Guys – I’d love to hear your opinion because I have absolutely no idea where you stand on this. Let me know your thoughts in the comments section.

  • نینا

    so so so nice