28.3.14

Merge with the Crowd or Stand Out with Your Style

i've been working on a personal project for the last couple of weeks which got me questioning what the fashionable consumers prefer: a mass production of an instant trend for a low price aka zara principle or a limited edition item that's unique and looks back to style rather than trends?

it's kind of a double blade. i see it everyday how girls copy style and even more often desire the exact piece of clothing/footwear/accessory that just went viral. i guess that's why zara is doing so well. girls don't want to be any different than their role model/bff, they don't want to stand out. they want to look fashionable, but not stand out.

girls that invest in unique and possibly not so trendy designs are in minority. and i should know, i'm definitely not one of them. i always had this way of thinking that designer pieces are too expensive and reserved for the grown-up girls with jobs at publishing companies and law firms, but recently i changed my view.

what if i could tell you you can afford designer pieces, unique designs and amazing style for the prices of zara? would you than consider standing out with your own taste, with your own style?

just to be clear i'm not talking about the global designer labels but young designers that poses even more creativity and spark, the designers that create amazing designs for no more than what you would pay for your "made in bangladesh" dress.

when i made this discovery i felt really inspired to support the young designers. sure i work with them all the time but i never really asked about the price tag, thinking i can't afford it with my drained out bank account anyway. now i know finding these gems of design isn't the easiest thing in the world but what if there was a place where you could easily browse through the selection of unique designs just like you shop on asos? would you still consider getting that dress that every girl has or would you go for something more inspiring?

just to make a comparison, here's a zara dress from their spring collection priced at $79,90 which makes it about 58€ and than a unique design from a young slovenian designer nenad, similar in style but for my taste a lot more special than zara, priced at 55€. so there u go... what's your choice?



6 comments:

  1. I like Nenad's better! But I don't think I could ever pull this look off. I thought designer pieces were way out of my price league. But surely they are out of my shape-league, if you know what I mean;) Also, I am very old-fashioned and all these boxy minimalist thingies look weird on me.

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    1. well, this was more or less randomly chosen comparison, there are many designers that do all kinds of styles that aren't boxy minimalistic ;)

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  2. Well I love Nenad's better. But it is having access to these designers.
    I am ALWAYS wanting quality. Just tonight I went into Topshop in Sydney CBD to try and find some pieces for blog outfits. I found a angora jumper for nearly $200. Other than that everything wasn't natural fibre OR it wasn't made well. SO I ended up going to myer to buy quality designer pieces. Because even though the pieces from Topshop are cheaper, the myer items were on sale AND I would wear them again outside the blog posts...
    PLUS they will last longer...

    I am all for supporting up and coming designers however. Next week I am attending Sydney Fashion Week and I am attending the new generation show for this very purpose.
    Will tell you what I find out in a blog article... :-)
    NOW do you have a link to Nenad's website?

    Kiri
    http://www.fashionblender.com.au
    http://www.facebook.com/FashionBlender

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  3. here`s Nenad`s website: http://nenad.tictail.com/

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    1. thanks lovely! It's great you check back and comment again. I always try to keep up with mine too!
      Kiri
      http://www.fashionblender.com.au
      http://www.facebook.com/FashionBlender

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  4. A very instructive post! Thank you for sharing your secrets^^

    W.A.R.M.

    wearereadymade.com

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