Now that the highstreet-houses had enough time to copy. How much money is worth real design?

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Do not ask your patent attorney. He will tell you how hard it is to protect your design. I just realized it today, now that the online shops are raising the number of their winter products.
Usually i recognize the copies with a mix of enthusiasm and happiness, but still questioning whether it is ok in that case or not, to „steal“ this design.
I mean, who even recognizes the copied pieces besides the fashion victims?
For others they just seem like the normal collection arriving to aw16.
But today, maybe the first time in history, i kind of felt sorry.
Not sorry for the companies, who still make enough money, even when getting copied.
But for the designers, the crew sitting behind all these ideas, projects and their working time to realize these designs. Does it make me want to buy the 1000 €  J.W. Anderson skirt instead of the 40 € Zara version? No. Does it make me not buy the Zara skirt? Yes.

On the other hand, if we just forget for a minute in what kind of crucial way these products are produced, fast fashion democratizes the consumption of designer fashion.
It gives you the opportunity to express yourself with these designs, even if you weren’t designated as a consumer. Who can tell the difference between a good mix of high-low fashion and an only high-end look? I guess nobody. So there is no difference anymore.
Everyones the same, so that the personal aspects in personalizing the fashion stands in the foreground.
To me, it is getting clearly more important to take design as itself more serious and question every copy i see. jwanderson-red-leather-skirt-with-buckle-product-0-502343890-normal73048803_99

3 ways to make your summer outfit winter appropriate

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We are waiting for it the whole year. Since i am living in the northern hemisphere, we approximately calculate somewhat like 2-3 good weeks of summer. Well real summer i mean. The rest is usually a moody cocktail of cloudy, rainy, but sometimes also shiny weather, which makes you loose all of your optimism concerning wearing those satin leather slides you just got on a discount, but were still too expensive to tell your mum.
Of course going on holiday exists, but seriously, how long are you going to stay at that pool? Since there is no „i love to travel“ on my bio, this means 1-2 weeks.

Long story short. Go buy some stuff you can wear in summer, but ALSO in colder times.
1. Such as: a good midi skirt. Its a skirt right? So its providing you with air between your legs. That should be enough. Otherwise just wear some jeans beneath it, to make it weather appropriate. Some examples will follow.

2. Slides, you can also wear with socks. This does not suit to every kind of slide or mule in my opinion, but to most of them. Clash the styles, use thick wintery socks for your embroidered Dries Van Noten mules, wear shiny nylon socks with classic Slippers.

3. Sleeveless Tops. Even turtlenecks are in fact. And hey they would look great with that midi skirt and mules you just bought.
Wear an off-shoulder longsleeve top beneath it, when you’re scared of goose bumps.Or even a thick turtleneck, whatever you wear, it will look cool.

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All pictures via net-a-porter.com, mytheresa.com, modaoperandi.com

Blinded by Bomber jackets

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It all started with some Hooligans in England, was adopted by the Punks and now we see every other girl or boy wearing them. Its the bomber jacket. The great part about them is, that you can wear them to every style. The one that appears the most, must be the casual style. Wearing some Jeggins, sneakers and a bomber over it. And no offense at all! It looks super cool and comfy. But when you don’t like seeing others with your clothes on, you might not want to wear bomber jackets that way anymore.
Gucci had some sequined silky ones and ultra metallic ones, in their last show, which i guess all of us know thanks to social media.

I really like what Alessandro Michelle did here, even if some people think he just copied the Tennenbaums. I just do not like these silky blousons too much with the japanese prints or other flower like looking prints. I did wear these kind of blousons like 3 years ago? From h&m i guess. So not that revolutionary for me. But still good-looking.
These are the more ladylike versions of the „bomber“, i personally like the original version best. Wearing a navy or khaki bomber over a blazer, or girly dress can make your look go from a 24 to 1000000. Here have some inspos.

Good options here are the Alpha Industries Ma-1 Jacket, which is a all time basic.
But many many designers do have bomber jacket models right now. Philipp Lim had a very cool one, and so many more that i don’t even know.

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This one here is my personal favorite, just waiting for it to get in stock again.
Haven’t seen anybody with this one before. Its just an advice, but don’t get the khaki one.