McQueen, Spring 09
Bones, normally worn on the inside of your body to keep you from looking like jello, are now being seen on the outside of your clothes. It seems the late but great Alexander McQueen was the first to bring about this trend with his signature skull and cross bone scarves, this seemingly x-ray designs from Spring 09, and then most recently with “The Bone Collection” for his Fall/Winter 10/11 line. Other designers picking up on the trend include Rodarte, Jeremy Scott, Christian Lacroix, and DSquared.
Rodarte strategically layered and gathered the pieces of their line to look skeletal; With gathering and drapery, many of their dresses have the appearance of being ribs.
Jeremy Scott took quite a different approach for his Spring 10 line. Channeling Pebbles, Bam Bam, and our other favorite BedRock characters, Scott created a hit line. Complete with shoes embellished with faux bones, this line became a favorite for alternative styled celebs, including Audrey Kitching and Kelly Osborne.
Christian Lacroix made bone inspired jewelry to portray ribs (and lifesize too!)
- (LtoR) Rodarte, Jeremy Scott, Christian Lacroix
My favorite take on this trend, though, has to be DSquared’s. This legendary brand took it to the next level with spine and bone inspired heels of all sorts. These Vertebrae Heels come in strappy sandals, peep toe pumps, ankle boots, laced boots, and thigh high boots. They’re going to come in black, white, and brown. I’ve seen some people who already have their pair somehow, but the collection isn’t available to the open public until August 2010 for the fall line. How much are these pretty babies? $1275 for the pumps, $1650 for the strappy sandals, and I can only imagine how much for the boots. Someone seriously needs to buy me a pair though! I would probably give up sex for a few months for those shoes…
Now, if you’re a poor student, like myself, and still want to get all boney up in herre, there are a few alternatives you can do. One, you can pull a DIY and cut up you’re own shirt, like I suggested a month ago. Get creative and strategic when attempting to make it look rib-like.
Another option is Hot Topic. They tend to carry rib and bones inspired jewelry and accessories at all times for fair prices ($20 and under, usually). Other places to try are Etsy for online shops, though some of those handmade accessories can get pricey. Or, go to Michael’s and start a project yourself! get creative and have fun with this trend! 😀