Friday, June 18, 2010
This morning I was catching up on fall shows via podcasts on iTunes. I was in the middle of “Edition by Georges Chakra Fall/Winter 2010” from Fashion Network when I saw a model come on wearing what looked to me like a bulky blanket wrapped around her torso. “That’s the most hideous sweater I’ve ever seen,” I thought to myself. But as the model turned around, the back of the sweater caught my interest. It draped down the back and tied with a metallic bow. What really make it a revelation was that this overwhelmingly sized sweater, that covered so much in the front, exposed the right amount of skin in the back to make it sort of sexy.
At first glance, this garment may seem ridiculous and awkward, but after looking at it from every angle, I find it pretty practical. It’s made out of mohair so I imagine it would be plenty warm for winter months. I would wear it with skinny jeans or leggings so that it wouldn’t overwhelm my figure too much, though. It might even look cute tucked into a high-waisted skirt and worn with over-the-knee boots. Although my first impression was that I would never wear something like this, my second impression is asking myself if I could make something like this my own!