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Faux Patchwork

Real and simulated DIY fashion fixes bring back 80s craftwork

Implications - Taking off where the tattered and torn fashions of last year left off, patchwork is creeping its way into the seams of fashion-forward wardrobes. Faux hobo fashion is one of the defining looks of the new grunge wave, and just as it did in the 80s, it's evolving from a look of distress and destruction to a look of quirky DIY renewal.
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12 Featured, 86 Examples:
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Date Range:
May 09 — Dec 09
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Featured Examples

Pre-Patched Denim
Pre-Patched Denim
Street Fashionistas Sport Patched Jeans Instead of Ripped Ones
Fashionising.com spotted several style-savvy gals—and guy—donning the latest denim direction: patched jeans. Fashion is hard—and expensive—to keep up with; one minute ripped denim is the craze, the next… MORE
Neon Patchwork Leggings
Neon Patchwork Leggings
Reset Couture's Motley Legwear is Disco Glam at its Best
These unisex neon patchwork leggings from Reset Couture are perfect for people who can't decide on what to wear. With blocks of bright color that ranges from gold to electric blue, highlighter green and… MORE
play_circle_filled Patchwork Couture
Patchwork Couture
Michael Van Der Ham's Reworked Recessionista Fashion for Fall 2009
As part of the Central Saint Martin fashion show for Fall 2009, Michael Van Der Ham sent models in mishmosh outfits down the runway. Michael Van Der Ham played with fabric, color and cut for each motley… MORE
Bill Cosby Sweaters
Bill Cosby Sweaters
Missoni Menswear Spring 2010 Features Patchwork Shirts
Angela Missoni’s Spring 2010 menswear line was very laid back and comfy looking. It was also mostly in a very easy blue palette. An interesting fashion note was the Bill Cosby-esque sweaters that many… MORE
Nomadic Patchwork Apparel
Nomadic Patchwork Apparel
Hixsept Spring 2010 Shows a Fashionable Wanderer
Based on the idea of drifting and minimalism, the Hixsept Spring 2010 collection is one that would make any nomad wanderer proud. Mixing lines and draping, the Hixsept Spring 2010 designs seem pretty… MORE
Luxury DIYs
Luxury DIYs
Handmade Patchwork Neckties Make Eye Catching Accessories
The necktie is the last bastion of manliness. Worn on a daily basis by men (and sometimes women) throughout the world, it is a status symbol and a way to show who you are. That is why the Handmade Patchwork… MORE
Patchwork Footwear
Patchwork Footwear
Chic Boots Made for Walking by Town Shoes, Steve Madden and Uggs
Purses, shoes and boots, Oh My! The Patchwork fashion trend has hit all areas of the fashion world; however, boots over the course of the winter season appeared to be a favourite. David Dixon, for Town… MORE
Blogs for Badass Patches
Blogs for Badass Patches
The Endless Blockade Blog Tracks Down Rough Patches
The hip Endless Blockade blog offers a photo compilation of the sweetest back, jacket, and jean patches around. it features hardcore rock patches for bands such as Motorhead and Slayer, as well as patches… MORE
Religious Icon Iron-Ons
Religious Icon Iron-Ons
The Our Lady of Guadalupe Patch Makes Anything Holy
Okay, so I have a religious thing, full on. I don’t know what it is about pretty colorful religious icons, but I just can’t get enough of them, so I just might be investing in the Our Lady of Guadalupe… MORE
Fashion Knee Pads
Fashion Knee Pads
From Protective to Eccentric, Patches to Keep Your Gams Noticeable
What’s the deal with fashion knee pads? Suddenly they’ve gone from being protective accessories for sports enthusiasts to sartorial add-ons to pants and stockings—and probably (although we haven’t seen… MORE
Patchwork Kicks
Patchwork Kicks
The Nike SB Dunk High Premium Look Handmade
A lot of people feel that the 80s were the height of bad fashion, but I would disagree. Granted I had a bowl cut for most of the 80s, it was the 90s where it really got bad. Neon everything, pleated pants,… MORE
Patchwork Wheelchairs
Patchwork Wheelchairs
Sergio Calatroni Designs Sclavi's Rolling Chair
The Sergio Calatroni Artroom in Milan recently designed this patchwork wheelchair for Fabrizio Sclavi, an Italian art director. The wheelchair, fittingly titled Scalvi’s rolling chair, is full of texture… MORE

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