THE BLING THING

THE BLING THING

Our ideas of gold are changing

by KOD Staff

Once seen as a symbol of taste and elegance, gold was exclusive – belonging only to people with status. From royal coronation crowns to Snoop Dog’s chains, gold has redefined itself. Adopted by hip hop culture, gold is now about bling. Widespread availability means it is used to imply status, as opposed to illustrate it. Seen by many as vulgar and mainstream, this hasn’t stopped brands, such as Dolce and Gabanna, using the color in their FW13/14 collections – hinting that gold could still make a comeback to its original luxury audience.

THE BLING THING

 

Dolce & Gabbana FW13/14 Mosaic Collection

Dolce & Gabbana FW13/14 Mosaic Collection

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Yves Klein, 'Gold Monochrome', 1962

Yves Klein, 'Gold Monochrome', 1962

Ai Weiwei, 'Cube Light', 2008

Ai Weiwei, 'Cube Light', 2008

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Gold_Bling_culture_art_fashion_trend_article_kids of dada  Gustave Klimt, 'Beethoven Fries', 1902

Gustave Klimt, 'Beethoven Fries', 1902

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