I look at the newest collections on Net-A-Porter on a fairly regular basis. I like comparing the styles to sewing patterns and taking note of the fabrics they use. (If there’s one thing I’ve learned after a decade of sewing, it is that fabric choice can make or break the finished garment.)
Anyway, I saw these three items on Net-A-Porter today and couldn’t resist sharing.
First up: the $1995 Tamara Mellon Sweet Revenge stretch-suede legging boots.
Tight suede leggings with built-in boots. I guess it is nice that the inseam can be tailored to fit your calf. But how would you clean them?? Skintight suede pants that can never be washed don’t seem like the…freshest idea to me. I guess you wear pantyhose under them?
Next up is the $4200 Delpozo Mouflon wool and mohair-blend coat:
Aside from overwhelming the 5’9″ size 36 model with fabric…can you imagine going about your daily business with those sleeves? They’re like elbow panniers. I would be trying to cart groceries inside the house and be getting them caught on the door latch. (Then again, if you can afford a $4200 coat you’re probably not hauling in your own groceries.) I am also not sure about how much range of motion the sleeves even offer in the first place, since the model has her arms straight down by her side in every single photo. I do admit that the top of those sleeves are a good design detail if you want to strengthen your shoulder line.
Finally, the $1,935 mostly polyester Merchant Archive Duchesse-satin jumpsuit:
I think this is the most extreme example of culottes I’ve ever seen.