The following is a dramatization, actual events may have differed slightly from those portrayed below.
|Way back, in the late 1300's, a woman was walking around Greece and thought, "you know, I'd really like to be able to pin these two pieces of cloth together...and it would be nice if there was some sort of shield to cover the pointy bit so that I don't hurt myself". And so, the fibula was born.|
Many years passed and the safety pin, as it was now called, made a big hit with the punk community.
Fast forward to the present...and AND's oversized safety pin brooches. Ironic (a non-functional pin, attached to a real pin) and an interesting piece of trompe l'oeil to wear on a coat or scarf. Plus, to be practical, perspex is the perfect material for winter...whatever Mother Nature may throw at it (and you) in the way of rain or snow it will still look as fresh as when you left the house.