Without starting with all that talk about how important shoes and handbags are and what good investments one can make with them, because you will wear them for ages and how they will always be classics, i will deny it straight forward. Actually there are no good investments with designer shoes.
No shoe can be worth 900$. I know it. It does not make any sense. Not to humankind.
Still, though. I do not write this stuff to be rational or reasonable.
The only reasonable thing is, buying them when they’re on sale.
Which is officially not the case right now, buuuut some shops started, so why wait and why talk more, just look at what i found. All under 500$.
from up left to right: dorateymur, toga, j.w.anderson, givenchy, dorateymur, j.w.anderson
all via farfetch.com
from top left to right: marco de vincenzo, oscar de la renta, marni, marco again, rochas and again marco. i have this thing with ruffles.
all via modaoperandi.com and netaporter.com
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.
Now that the first flowers start to bloom and the oh so loved insects start to swim in your glass of maracuja juice you just ordered 2 seconds ago, you realize that something is changing. Animals you thought were dead, come back. And thank god for that. We’re calling it spring. And just like a snake, which likes to get rid of his skin every now and then, we like to change our style dramatically or at least wear something that still can not be found in our closet. Good for us, that online shops like to get rid of their clothes as well. The Fast Fashion retailers seem to have a never ending season sale, where you sure might get some cool stuff to. But the good stuff still lies in the shelves of the big fishes.
Here some inspirations to get now:
I know its totally ridiculous, but i love anything with stars and planets so why not get this Valentino beauty at mytheresa?
I’m still thinking to get these, because when would you not look like 1/2 horse 1/2 human and still be centaur cool? Just get them at stylebop.com if you want to join my hairy team!
Last, but of course not least and actually because i have no clue about how to create a gallery with links, i would like to put emphasis on the following pair of not-skinny jeans. I need those Jonathan Saunders red flared pants, because i need to look like a more dramatic Robespierre. The Rachel Comey khaki x jeans are perfect for the upcoming weather paired with a mens shirt et voila! Get them at avenue32.com, which have a super big sale right now.