Fashion

Skull Society

The Chingaso Gear skull.

After a spin through the local boutiques last weekend, Cat found a constant theme: skulls adorning everything. Skull boots, skull belt buckles, skull hoodies, skull camis, skull skirts, skulls, skulls, skulls. Welcome to the Day of the Dead, Denver – if only a few years late.

Last July the New York Times Style section featured an article about luxe designers using skulls on everything from a watch with a pave diamond face to cashmere sweaters. The consensus? Blame Hot Topic and Johnny Depp vis a vis Captain Jack Sparrow and the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise (coming to a theater near you on May 25. Woohoo! Cat can’t wait) for the proliferation and de-rocking of the icon.

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Amy Haimerl