30 October 2008

Trend Spotted: Skull-and-Bones.

Look around and you may have seen Skull-and-Bones decorating home furnishings, fashion accessories, clothing, etc. Lifestyle designer, Ralph Lauren, has the Skull-and-Bones all over his Rugby collection for men and women. Many of the photographs here are taken from the Rugby website. The Skull-and-Bones has also, commonly, been associated as the symbol for poison. A trend that started to appear over a year ago briefly gained my attention. However, something about the quirky and mysterious symbol has started to intrigue me. In the case of Ralph Lauren Rugby, the symbol may play special homage to the elite Yale University secret society Skull and Bones. (see photo above).