Constructed Couture

Haute DIY fashion provides consumers with cost-effective ways to stay relevant

Implications - While haute couture labels are constantly influencing designs on the runway and in stores, purchasing contemporary clothing can often be too pricey for the average consumer. DIY apparel that replicates expensive designer looks provide cost-effective ways to stay fashionably relevant, combining homemade techniques with the need to feel culturally included.
SCORE: 5.6
Hot Top 6 Examples: 319,355 Total Clicks Dec 12 - Feb 14
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Consumer Insight Topics: Art & DesignFashionDIY
DIY Designer-Inspired Skirts - Ladies Wearing the 'a pair and a spare' Lace Skirt Will be Envied
SCORE: 6.1
V. Hot 139,400 Clicks Pub: Dec 9, 12
DIY Designer-Inspired Skirts
Ladies Wearing the 'a pair and a spare' Lace Skirt Will be Envied
The ‘a pair and a spare’ gold lace skirt makes DIY clothing creations look divine. Better yet, they are divine without draining one’s income. With December, the month of holiday... [More]
DIY Zippered Shirts - The Trash to Couture Tee Stylishly Recycles Your Apparel With a Little Edge
SCORE: 6.5
V. Hot 84,798 Clicks Pub: Feb 5, 13
DIY Zippered Shirts
The Trash to Couture Tee Stylishly Recycles Your Apparel With a Little Edge
Take that previously unwearable shirt and transform it into a masterpiece with the Trash to Couture tee tutorial. Current fashions tend to infuse a little edge into apparel through the embellishment... [More]
Runway-Inspired DIY Outerwear - The DIY Crystal Belted Coat is Couture for a Fraction of the Price
SCORE: 6.1
V. Hot 15,767 Clicks Pub: Nov 23, 13
Runway-Inspired DIY Outerwear
The DIY Crystal Belted Coat is Couture for a Fraction of the Price
Attention all fashionistas with the flare for high fashion but not the funds—this DIY Crystal Belted Coat is for you. If you haven’t seen it already, Thakoon’s Spring 2014 collection is... [More]
Multiple Material Blazers - This 'Rock Mosaic' DIY Leather Jacket Infuses Two Fabrics Together
SCORE: 5.4
V. Hot 14,374 Clicks Pub: May 2, 13
Multiple Material Blazers
This 'Rock Mosaic' DIY Leather Jacket Infuses Two Fabrics Together
Become a fashion designer with this ‘Rock Mosaic’ DIY Leather Jacket. Who cares if this is the only thing you’ve ever created? That’s still more than most people have done.... [More]
DIY Ruffled Skirts - This ‘a pair and a spare’ DIY Bottom is Inspired by Top Fashion Des
SCORE: 3.9
Warm 56,359 Clicks Pub: Jan 28, 13
DIY Ruffled Skirts
This ‘a pair and a spare’ DIY Bottom is Inspired by Top Fashion Des
This ‘a pair and a spare’ DIY bottom can be constructed using thrift store finds and a little creativity. Garnering inspiration from Balenciaga’s 2012 season collection, this skirt infuses... [More]
DIY Sheer Sleeve Shirts - This Activity Turns an Ordinary Tee into a Chic Summer Ensemble
SCORE: 4.5
Warm 8,657 Clicks Pub: Jun 27, 13
DIY Sheer Sleeve Shirts
This Activity Turns an Ordinary Tee into a Chic Summer Ensemble
Any arts and crafts enthusiast looking to make use out of their old t-shirts will look no further, because these clever DIY sheer sleeve shirts are allowing individuals to add some pizzazz to these... [More]