Punk

Throughout the centuries safety pins, while keeping to an extent their practical purpose became ornaments as well. Particularly, during the emergence of Punk rock in the late seventies, safety pins became associated with the genre, its followers and fashion, and safety pins were incorporated into wardrobes as clothing decoration or as piercings, shifting the purpose of the pins from practicality to fashion. Infused with Symbolism this collection was designed by Ileana Makri in 2005 when she explored the need to incorporate a design concept that paid ode to the everyday practical items by also making them desirable. Not to mention that in today’s turbulent times, “safety”, itself, is far from decorative but most desirable.