I’ll be the first to admit, I’m a bit of a novice when it comes to astrology and spirituality. I don’t know the character traits of an earth sign or the significance of a full moon, and don’t even try to ask me what happens when mercury is in retrograde.
Yet, in our ever-changing, dynamic society, it appears that non-religious spirituality is as prevalent as ever, with people incorporating mindful, conscious practices into their everyday lives. From crystal-infused water bottles to healing crystal gift sets, more and more touchpoints are being created daily in order to connect people to their spiritual side.
And, of course, fashion is no exception. According to fashion search engine, Lyst, Fashion Karma is a trend of the rise, with people now wanting their clothes to give them “positive energy and spiritual comfort.” In fact, Lyst states, “in the past few months there has been a growing interest for pieces which include healing and energetic materials, specifically crystals.” The brand has also stated that “spiritually guided, conscious brands are attracting an increasing number of customers, who believe that fashion is a key aspect of intentional living.”
When it comes to crystal-embellished clothing, Australian designer Christopher Esber is certainly leading the way. As a part of his recent collections, Esber has created garments embellished with smokey quartz and various other crystal elements. And while you might be inclined to assume the additions are purely decorative, the items’ product pages do explain that there is intention behind their inclusions. According to the label, the smokey quartz-infused clothes can help to create “a grounding effect with a sense of clarity” and “block out negative energy.”