Go and Do Thou Likewise
Fashion Week is a ritual in which the many sing the praises of a creative few. There are reasons for this, of course, but we'll save that another day. What lifts my spirits more is the emergence of a yin to the dominant yang.
This pendant is a perfect example of what MIT professor Neil Gershenfeld calls the trend toward personal fabrication. The source of the picture? Not a jewelry store, not a design magazine, but a flickr post. The description says it all:
Here you have it. A cross, the yin yang symbol, and an image of water as the source of life woven together by someone who knows that fashion is at its most personal and transcendant when you create it yourself.
EXTRA: If you have your own designs, feel free to post them on Flickr & send me the links or post them to the new BofG Flickr group. I'll also be featuring posts about emerging designers in weeks to come, so be sure to make the Blingdom of God part of your daily web devotional!
And for more commentary on New York Fashion Week and the latest happening fashion trends, don't forget the pathbreaking work being done at Almost Girl & Fashion Tribes in cooperation with Pajamas Media and Glam.