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Trend Spotting: Patchwork!

So you all know everything old becomes new again in fashion, and patchwork or “piecework” is def one of those things. You probably remember patchwork being “in” when you were younger and especially in denim! Patchwork is a form of needlework that involves sewing together pieces of fabric into a larger design. The larger design is usually based on repeat patterns and built up with different fabric shapes and colors. These shapes are carefully measured and cut, and since they are basic geometric shapes they are easy to piece together. The technique has been around for ages and is widely used for quilts but is also used in the fashion industry to create stunning pieces.

Patchworked pieces used to consist of drab fabrics and colors or are monotone like most denim pieces. However, nowadays  patchworked pieces have taken on a whole new vibe, they are a bit more colorful and playful, yet still minimal. Most pieces have simple lines and are not complicated in design, making the technique great for long coats! Lately I’ve been seeing patchwork around, and although I don’t know if I have the patience to actually make something patchworked, I definitely would buy a patchwork piece like the ones below!! I’m loving the trend! Would you wear it?

chloe
Chloe Pre-Fall 2015

chloe 2

 

 

fig
Picture from @figandviper on Instagram.

 

lala
LaLa wearing a MSGM coat.

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