Spiked Clothing: Next Big Thing In Avante-Garde?
Rihanna and Adam Lambert
With the revolving door of fashion constantly in swing, it’s no doubt that at any given moment, given the right co-sign (à la Jay-Z “all black everything”), something new is the next big thing. I have a critical eye for fashion and I can spot trends and patterns from a mile away, so I first noticed the approach to this new era of raw, uncut, “I was double-dog dared and paid off to do this” style of fashion about three years ago. But about three days ago, I noticed this more literal approach to “uncut”.
This spiked clothing trend (is it official? Can we call it that?) popped off most recently when Alicia Keys released her promo pic [above] for her new The Element Of Freedom album, with the knee of her jeans spiked. Okay, that’s cool. Go Alicia, you’re throwing some edge in your look. Then we kept it moving. Fast forward several weeks later, the AMA’s are on, and Adam Lambert is rocking the spiked detail on the shoulder of his suit jacket and on his gloves. Okay, I think we’re on to something.
Soon after, Rihanna‘s stylist, Mariel Haenn, took us there when she put the singer in a gold spiked dress with matching spiked Christian Louboutin booties for her Rated R album release party. Absolutely crazy, head turning red carpet look (wonder how many hugs she gave out that night). Once again upping the ante, she donned a risque red dress for her second look, keeping the spikes to a minimum, now only on her shoulders with a connecting chain.
I think there’s something in the water. Do you see the bold spike detail becoming a trend? Or is it a red carpet/stage look strictly reserved for superstars?