Few weeks ago, I spotted this skirt by the Vivienne Westwood Anglomania label. It sold out on net-a-porter for a 'mere' $519 - it's her mass market line after all, right? But I loved the skirt for its pleat manipulation and some vintage feel (just imagine it with a petticoat)
Now, imagine my surprise when I went through my skirt patterns and found this:
There is of course, some difference between the skirts: the pleats on the pattern cross, while the VVA pleats cross on the right, with one more slanted pleat on the left. To be honest, I like the pattern version more, but I absolutely love the blown up digital print on the VVA skirt.
The bad thing is the pattern is for the 33" hip, just a few inches less than mine. And with all that dart intake obsessiveness going on on my mind, I think I will just draft a new pattern based on the vintage one. That is if I have time for it - I still need to finish two summer skirts for myself and a dress for a client.
By the way, I found the same skirt on Zappos, but this time it is in solid cotton. What a difference, right?
What recent trends do you love, readers? I know, we all love timeless pieces, but maybe there is something new you discovered this season or two?