Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Is the Safety Pin the New Stud?

I have a theory that the humble safety pin is where it is at right now. If magazines can make crazy statements like that then so can I, in fact I could even declare it a "micro trend". But stick with me on this one, I have the proof. There is a long history of the safety pin as embellishment in fashion, from punks wearing them as earrings to Scots wearing them on their kilts. But this current rise of the safety pin seems to have begun with Giles Deacon's Autumn/Winter 09 collection. The safety pins were subtle, delicate, even pretty, as decoration along necklines, cuffs and seams. They almost look like jewellery.


This season saw the safety pin feature in Vena Cava's Spring/Summer 2010 show. The safety pin crop top is totally fabulous and had many bloggers excited at the DIY potential!


Then finally we see the safety pin move to the street and wonderfully showcased by this guy who was snapped by both the Sartorialist and the Facehunter, which is about the compliment your outfit can get.



All these safety pin sightings combined have me inspired to see what I can make with a bunch of safety pins. I'll keep you posted. So who's with me? Is the safety pin the new stud?

Catwalk photos from Style.com

8 comments:

Blau von T said...

plain tee and a bucket of safety pins..here comes my instant wardrobe update!

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

These will certainly be a lot easier to find than studs.

Miss J. said...

Everybody will be DIY-ing soon! nicey.

Kelly & Tracy said...

great post, really interesting!

Little Monarch said...

safety pin has defo made its mark on the fashion world. I bought a dress awhile ago online and it was a little bit big and a little too long but the humble safety pin saved the day and I ended up creating a wonderfully unique piece of clothing from a high street piece that no one else would have similar.

coco said...

That guy is so cool.

Raji said...

Haha that guy looks awesomee
I personally love safety pins
They look pretty cool for something so practical

Rollergirl said...

Mmm, the Vena Cava looks good. That guy in the last pics is Pelayo - he's a blogger!: http://www.katelovesme.net/