The high fashion industry – it’s just like us. I’m inspired by highest fashion looks, but are big designers furtively keeping tabs on what is happening in the sewing community? I like to think so.
Members of the sewing community have long been inspiring each other to use their leftover fabric in creative ways and thus create great self-sewn fashion; it falls into the print mixing category. Lo and behold, the RTW high fashion industry offers multi-print looks for the current and past few seasons.
Coach 1941 – Spring 2016: Its a lovely collection; take a look online. My stash of “scraps” yielded suitable fabrics for this look (see last picture). Cheer me on while I try to emulate Coach 1941 :).
Image below is a page from InStyle magazine. The price tag of this Coach dress is $795….. thanks but I’ll do my own print mixing.
Dior – Since Resort 2016 was designed by Raf Simons, and he has since left the House of Dior, he may have decided to use up all the scraps before he left, I think. The tweed version is very cute, though I cannot find it online; it may have been in a collection put together by the Dior staff after Simons left.
This image is a page from InStyle magazine. Gotta give credit and all that….
Preen, Spring 2014: This is gorgeous, and a real scrap-buster – not! The review says its a print. But its a good look, nonetheless. Can you knock this off for yourself? You would have to incorporate the fitting darts in the patchwork. Who’s up for that challenge?
Happy stash-busting, my lovelies! More power to you and the best power tool ever created – the sewing machine!