Friday, February 19, 2010
Modesty in Style
The New York Times says that Modesty is back in style. Since few of the women of my acquaintance wore see-through blouses to work, or sky-high mini skirts at any time, this is welcome news. Of course, where as a designer can you go from nearly naked? Yes, you do covered up.(I'm surprised they didn't suggest habits. But they might. Maybe that will be the next hot thing. You heard it here first.)
My daughter called me and said I had to look at Marc Jacobs new designs, and so we looked at the slide show together on the Internet. We both really liked what we saw. Clothes that real women might wear! It seems that the designers have suddenly gotten religion, because other collections had wearable by normal women possibilities.(It's so refreshing what fear of complete penury will do.)
I saw many designs that a moderately skillful sewista could copy (as an homage of course) like gray A line skirts, military-influenced jackets and pretty dresses with natural waistlines. It wouldn't be too difficult to adapt this Vogue Pattern into a approximation of the dress above, for example. And several designers showed skirts like this pretty one. Anna Sui had some pretty border print dresses that my inner flower child loved as well. I think I'd like to make a pretty border print dress. What designs have you seen that make you feel like sewing for Spring/Summer?