It is unfortunate how the widespread over-usage and misappropriation of skull/skeleton/related iconography has resulted in a tiresome cliche. Several exceptions lie in novel renderings of the form, an example being laser cut-outs.
Pleasure Principle‘s line of cut-out pieces are already renown:
I have the t-shirt, it is a beloved item. So much that I almost never wear it because it is very delicate and I am…accident prone.
Some might remember Loeffler Randall’s skull flats from a past season. I love how the cut-outs provide a suggestion of toe cleavage (which some people enjoy and some people detest).
Now that the skulls have been “done to death” , perhaps the masses will move on mummies?
Case in point:
Zucca’s “Tencel Gauze Jersey Pants” bring to mind the bandage wraps of the stereotypical mummy as seen in popular culture.
As much as they appeal to me personally, somehow I doubt mummies will catch on.