Each stitch tells a story. It’s a piece of history waiting to be unraveled. Patchwork is a form of connecting all these stories. Disregarded memories and untold anecdotes interlaced, woven into one. It is a form of needlework that has been around for over 200 years, originating in Japan where women made clothing and household items using this technique. Later in the west, it was used to give new life to old, worn garments. They called this crazy patchwork, a mélange of fabrics, textures, patterns, and colors. This season it has taken the fashion world by storm, appearing everywhere from Zara to Derek Lam, and even finding itself a spot in my closet. There’s something so unexpected, abstract about it. It’s something that I could make, but it’s also extremely elegant when in a quality fabric or well cut. If I could stitch together my dreams they would look like this.
This patchwork skirt might look difficult to style, but for something so original it’s surprisingly versatile. Today I paired it with all black pieces for an edgier, autumnal flair. To start off, I wore a basic black shirt which could be easily layered over. This could also be replaced by a turtleneck shirt, or knit to create a more formal look. My beloved leather jacket was also incorporated into this outfit, after all I wasn’t exactly going for sleek, or elegant. These beautiful boots are actually not mine, but if you’ve been reading for a while then you probably know who they belong too, or if you don’t just read this post and you’ll understand. With the pointed sole, and block heel they completely scream 70’s to me! And for good measure I wore my black fedora.
SKIRT – ZARA
SHOES – MASSIMO DUTTI
This weekend I’m participating in one of, if not the most un-fashion blogger like activity there is. Yes, you probably guessed it. I’m going camping, and I’m sure it’s going to be quite an experience.