|V8868 - Yes, the only thing I liked were the hats!|
It was clear that Vogue is very much following the trends - color blocking, peplums, and VOLUME. None of which are trends I am especially digging at the moment. I mean, I have enough color blocking patterns courtesy of Burda, I am on the fence with the whole peplum think, and the voluminous Vogue patterns are just too much. I mean large to the point of being crazy. Makes me feel like I am very on trend with my recent wide-legged trousers I suppose. Although, compared to some of the new Vogue patterns, my pants might as well be leggings! Anyway, I actually found a majority of the collection to be too boring to be worth mentioning, but there was enough to laugh at I figured I might as post those.
Ok, first, these patterns are ok, but not terribly exciting:
|V1328 - Kay Unger dress. |
It is ok, but so similar to the October Burda pattern, I don't need another.
|V8845 - Claire Schaeffer's Custom Couture Collection|
I like this on the model and the line drawing, but I feel like if I wore it, it would just look wrinkly and messy.
|V8865 - Vogue Wardrobe collection.|
I like the jacket. But, again, I feel like it just won't translate well into real life.
|V8858 - Marcy Tilton Design.|
I think the skirt is super dramatic. This pattern also comes with more "wearable" versions.
I am not interested by the practical designs, and not really in need of such a dramatic skirt.
|V8851 - Vintage Vogue.|
Ok, but not something I would wear.
|V8850 - Vintage Vogue.|
Again, not something I would wear. I do think this dress is interesting though.
Just not my personal style.
On to the trends. Color blocking:
|V1326 - Tom and Linda Platt design.|
Makes me think of a black widow spider?
|V1329 - Kay Unger design.|
I actually like this color blocked design. I don't know if I *need* it.
Hmmm... maybe I need it. The line drawing is nice - lots of seam lines for fitting.
|V8849 - Vogue Easy Options.|
Selection of basic sheath dresses and peplum options.
|V8866 - Vogue Wardrobe Pattern.|
This is a case of two trends (peplums and volume) smashing together and
making something a bit... over the top.
|V1327 - Anne Klein.|
Something just seems... off... with the proportions of this dress?
|V8846 - Custom Fit with Cup Sizing.|
Sack dress. Even if the sack is draped well, it is still a sack.
|V8853 - Very Easy Vogue.|
Can you say dowdy?
|V1331 - KOOS Couture.|
|V1335 - Guy Laroche.|
|V1332 - Pamella Rolland.|