Tweed It :: High Fashion or High Street

Happy Weekend, my friends! This morning I was reading an article about how some top designer labels are using highly innovative, hard to duplicate fabrics in their new collections to prevent being copied. What is your take, good news, bad news? How will the mass market take it?

High-end designer labels most likely target at the top 1% (wealth-wise) of the world’s population, of whom perhaps less than 10% care about fashion enough and are willing to spend thousands to buy top designer clothing. Higher-end fabric with higher-price tag isn’t going to bring fundamental change to how many orders coming from this client base. Besides the potential of placement in fashion hall of fame for being innovative, I really don’t see much financial upside of this move.
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While I am an advocate of buying originals, I think the mass population deserve to experience innovative designs and trends just the same. It is beneficial for a designer label to have copycats. When the price tag is cutting too close to couture, the labels might just put themselves into the caress of an even more selective crowd whereas the market will go on to copy other more accessible designs. The more a design is copied, the further reach its inventor have, and who are we to say, these fans won’t graduate to the real thing one day? For a design that is so removed from the mass market, I bet soon enough would be the label that is attached to it. Supply and demand.5S6A3763 5S6A3769 5S6A37735S6A3848 5S6A38645S6A3824

My outfit today is a perfect example of accessible fashion. These pants are from Zara, not even 1/10 of the price of its runway inspiration. Because of Zara, more fashionistas are wearing a design that they would tell others, originally by Celine.

Thank you so much for reading! Until my next post!

(Isabel Marant Etoile coat; Stella McCartney knit top; Zara knit trousers; Bottega Veneta booties; Balenciaga bag; Chanel earrings)

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6 comments on “Tweed It :: High Fashion or High Street

    1. petiteflower

      Thank you, Sophie! Platform heels is a must for pants this long. 😀

  1. Luxuriously Frugal

    It’s amazing how the pants match the coat, though they are not from the same brand!

    1. petiteflower

      When designers got the memo of what should be trending, there is no surprise some will use very similar fabrics / colors / patterns. That makes our lives more fun because all the mix-matching we can do. 🙂

    1. petiteflower

      Thank you so much, Carrie! I try my best to find a sensible backdrop for an outfit, if all fails, I just pose in front of our lake. 😀