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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.
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DIY Designer-Inspired Skirts
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
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
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
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
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
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

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