Vogue Patterns Fall 2014
It’s 27 Celsius in Hamburg today so it feels somewhat weird to talk about Fall patterns. But Vogue did such a good job this time, I didn’t want to wait.
Really, I like where these sleeves where going but I think they overshoot the mark.
In the category “I look like I’m wearing my daughter’s garment“, Vogue 1404 by Ralph Rucci:
Don’t get me wrong. This pattern is appealling to me, just like all of Ralph Rucci’s because they are full of details and techniques I’d die to try my hand at and I doubt I’ll ever come across in patterns from any other. This one is no exception. I just think the shape of this dress is not suited to my figure, and that I’d look like trying to not look my age, even after extensive alterations (FBA, lengthening,…).
I tend to want to put Vogue 1408 by DonnaKaran in this category as well, though I’m seeing more potential here:
Yes, but not with long sleeves (maybe 3/4) and definitely not in velvet.
In the “Staple potential” category:
Vogue 1405 by Tracy Reese:
In the “deja vu” category:
Vogue 1419 by Ralph Rucci, similar silhouette to Vogue 1239 also by Ralph Rucci. I will get my hands on this pattern. Lots of luscious details, and I’m curious about the finishing because this is unlined:
Other patterns in the “I like” category:
Vogue 1413 by Mizono:
Vogue 14 15 by Tom and Linda Platt:
Vogue 1417 by Donna Karan, more for the very on-trend pants than for the top:
Vogue 1407 by DKNY:
What’s your take on this collection?