A few months ago, while browsing Neiman Marcus Last Call's website, I saw some interesting clothing items by a brand called StyleKeepers. I'd never heard about it before, but apparently, it's an Australian fast fashion brand. I was interested, but since I'm not buying any more clothes this year I just looked at the clothing longingly.
I'm all for pattern companies using what's currently in style to inspire their collections because I'm so over seeing tired looking patterns in tired looking fabric. See e.g. below
However, I was sort of surprised at how on trend some of these patterns are.
Let's take a look....
I do know of that Melania Trump inauguration dress dupe by Vogue (Vogue 9266), but I didn't know that it was a thing to have so much of a collection so heavily inspired by a brand.
It's not just that one pattern; there's also this:
And because I mentioned Vogue (which is under McCall's) I'll just throw this in:
Moving on from StyleKeepers, but within the trend, we have McCall's 7724 which looks very very much like this top by Monse, which retails for over $1000 (!!!)
I'm kind of into this deconstructed top thing. And I like that the big pattern companies are aggressively channeling of fashionable clothing.
Unfortunately, a lot of these patterns are for garments that I either can't wear to work, which is where I spend most of my time, or, put a jacket over (which is so necessary in the over air-conditioned south) because of the voluminous sleeves.
Even though I may not want to re-create a lot of looks that I see, I may keep documenting some of the more fashinable patterns out there.