This was not the blog post I was supposed to upload today. However, as blogging goes, nothing was coming together – not the text nor the photos, and not even the actual sewing project. Because, the fabric was a beast, and I was internalizing those beastly qualities. That post just did not work. And then, this Vogue magazine article landed in my e-mail and I decided immediately that I will share it with you instead of that beastly fabric post.
This is Couture Week, and I fell over backwards when I saw this headline from Vogue:
Click on the headline link to read the article by Emily Farra. I love that they’re encouraging readers to “craft” their copies of any couture look they fancy. I’m not loving that they’re associating “ambitious sewers” (like us) with loungewear looks; do they think that is all we sew? Actually, yes. In 2021 all I’m thinking of is loungewear and fancy pjs. Heheh.
The images in the Vogue article are from past seasons. In this post I’ll share a couple of images from the Schiaparelli line on the first day of Spring 2021 Couture — Monday, January 25, 2021.
True to form, the designs are whimsical (an understatement). Elsa Schiaparelli was known in the 1930s for her surreal designs and her collaborations with Salvador Dali. This collection maintains that weird whimsy and can only be pulled off by celebrities like Rihanna or Lady Gaga.
To be honest, the three couture 2021 runways (Dior, Giambattista Valli and Schiaparelly) reported by Vogue were not really inspiring for me. Let’s see what tomorrow’s Couture Runway brings.
What are your thoughts? Are you up to it ins spite of the short submission timeline? There are so many sewing challenges out in the sewing community diaspora that it’s nothing new. I like that Vogue magazine is into it. I think we’ll be seeing a lot of paper and unconventional materials used for this challenge.
Have fun catching up with the Spring 2021 Couture Runway all this week. You never know when inspiration will strike.