Anyone who knows me will understand my aversion to shoulder pads. Ever since I remember, I’ve had notably broad shoulders and would often be mistaken for a swimmer (or worst yet, a line backer) and avoid drawing any attention to this general area – shoulder pads, puffed cap sleeves, ponchos, the list goes one.
Tearing shoulder pads off garments is practically a reflex for me. I’ve thrown out enough shoulder pads to resurrect Dynasty from the dead but I wanted to challenge these little innocuous bits of foam and acetate lining.
I had a vague idea for a feathered epaulette and here I’ve models two versions – in green/black and black/peach. (If the pics seem in any way awkward, it’s because I was balancing a lamp in one hand while pointing a shoulder to the camera)
The challenge is finding a way to make it detachable. There are countless ways of attaching it to one garment but if I wanted versatility, how would I work around this issue? Thoughts?