2009-06-02

Patchwork

The following is not really an established trend, but definitely one I'd like to see more of. Plus, it's very recession appropriate (I can already hear some of you mentally smacking me for using the r-word). I briefly browsed Etsy stores this morning in search for a colourfully clashing patchwork dress. Unfortunately, there are only hippy-dippie dresses and skirts as far as the eye can see. None of them are as graphic or as geometric as my inspiration below. This reminds me that I need to get started on my summer diy projects sometime soon...



Emilio de la Morena spring 2008 (emiliodelamorena.com), Balenciaga spring 2002 (style.com), Luella spring 2009 (style.com), Gabrielle Miller for Oxfam via stylebubble.co.uk

I am overwhelmed with all the nice comments I received on my last outfit posts! Thanks guys! I'm off to respond to e-mails now.

23 comments:

Diana said...

i have some old scraps lying around but i never think to make something like this. this is why i read your blog

thefatandskinnyonfashion said...

etsy can be hit or miss sometimes. i think you should try this as a diy.

Ashley said...

I like the Luella dresses..the vibrant colors and smaller prints are gorgeous.

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Cindy Khor said...

i don't think i'm a fan of quilt-alike collages, maybe the attaching of the same fabrics on different places of the outfits is still alright for me

indigotangerine said...

these take the kind of farmer country style and make it look so...edgy, the Emilio de la Morena look especailly graphic and cool
-indigo

Amelia said...

I definitely wouldn't mind if this became a trend. I agree that it's the graphic qualities that make it so appealing. There needs to be something to balance out the hippie-ness.

Solo said...

Lovely! Looking forward on your next post.;D

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Erika Hayashihara said...

i am in love all over again! this patchwork is amazinggg!!

xoxo
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Meream said...

I love the layered dress. I'm starting on my summer DIY projects, too! I already made me an apron. Will move on to dresses next. ;D

Cruz said...

I like this idea of patches!

Sue said...

The Gabrielle Miller dress looks exactly like the patchwork blankets my grandma sewed when I was young. I swear. Nice idea though.

Alice X said...

zomg i looovee luella and the dress alexa's wearing!

WISEREDLIPS said...

i love luella!

yves said...

Patchwork dresses are very much time-relevant. Here in the Phils.' we have this RETAZZO project for designers to make a totally brand enw dress out of cloth excesses from previous creations. Really ingenius idea this patchworking ;)

nice post

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Elsa said...

You missed Isabel Marant!
FW08, I think. Anyway, I am in love with those patchwork jackets.

ITSCCChaneey. said...

-i love collages of fashion:)
good blog btw:)
x.

out of the mist said...

Love your blog!
xoxox

A. said...

You never fail to inspire, my dear. I'm currently in a DIY stage with no visible end, and you are to blame :)

-Allie!
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Julia said...

Good fashion inspiration for summer! This would be a fun diy project!! I really like the two lluela dresses.

xoxo
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knitkicks said...

I just love the luella collection so much, wish I could own every piece in it!

thischicksgotstyle said...

This is so pretty!! I especially love the first four looks!!

x!

. said...

I always love this site, its a must check daily!





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The Vancouverista said...

Luella....sigh