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Resurrecting the Black Swan

As we were clearing out our closet and being merciless about every single piece we hadn’t worn in the last 3 years, a flamboyant dark grey skirt emerged from the rubbles of 2004. This reconstructed cotton gauze full skirt is by British high street brand Oasis!
Our thoughts immediately turned to updating it with a very summer 2014 crop top and a pair of luxe lace- up ballerinas by Aquazzura, giving the skirt an air of urban Black Swan.

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The originality of the design and the softness of the fabric, make the skirt look like a one-of-a-kind garment by some progressive new designer from East London.
Yes folks , this long-lost skirt made us think really hard about the state of our high street stores : shapes and designs are now often copied from the catwalks with very little originality and you would be lucky to find anything on those racks that isn’t made of some form of non-breathable polyester. Cotton, it seems, is no longer an option given the scarcity of the crops nowadays and silk is reserved for higher priced ranges. Even some of the designer names are holding on to margins by selling us polyester garments , which quite frankly is shameful given the inflation in designer prices over the last ten years.

Say no to Polyester, say no to unoriginality , and hold on to those beautifully- made vintage pieces , no matter how cheap you got them for.

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Shop Black Crop top by Nicholas, sculptural skirt by JW Anderson, Aquazzura Belgravia shoes.

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