April 03, 2008

The Skirt With Origami-Like Folds

For the past two seasons, I've been really liking this kind of look: a dress with a few layers of the skirt bit below, or alternatively, a long top with that kind of skirt. (This dress is by Marc by Marc Jacobs from last season.) This look has moved from high fashion collection to street fashion recently, where most people wear multi-layered skirt/ underdress underneath a long sweater, at least in Asia anyways.
But ever since the Miu Miu S/S07 and Luella S/S08 show, I've been trying to find a mini-skirt with those gorgeous, origami-like folds. I LOVE them! They look so artistic and high-fashion-like, yet still so simple and wearable. For some odd reasons, even though I remember Miu Miu's S/S07 show starting my hunt for this kind of skirts, I can't find a picture of it so here are the Luella ones. I especially love that Batman-inspired look! See how the black miniskirt adds serious style to the outfit? Seriously, those folds are so cute!

Marc Jacobs F/W07 collection also had something similar -a simple, easy-to-wear shift dress with pretty, colourful fold details beneath.

The other day, I was wondering around a Korean shop, which seems to specialise in imitating high fashion clothes, but with a cute, casual twist. Imagine how happy I was when I found this:

Sorry about the poor quality photo -it looked worse with flash, but you get the idea. The upper part is basically dark grey/ almost black, and the folds are two different shades of purple. They had another version in beige and yellow, which I thought was more special but not as easy to wear. I loved it so much I just wore it straight to dinner. Luckily, I was wearing a cute black silk top and red kitten heels for dinner anyways, so they matched perfectly.

Like it or not? Thoughts?

28 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I absolutely adore the skirt. I've been trying to find one since seeing the Miu Miu runway show.

Would anywhere in the U.S. sell a similar skirt?

4/03/2008 6:07 AM  
Blogger AR said...

When I first looked i thought the skirts looked like the roof of a house .. but I think that the Marc Jacobs black dress w/ pink is really cute & i also really like the skirt you bought! that's happened to me several times with your blog though - i'll think something is strange then see it here and be liek well actually it's kinda cute .. haha

4/03/2008 6:28 AM  
Anonymous savvygal said...

I like the skirt you purchased. It has the detail but not over the top. I like Marc Jacob's shift dress which I think will be easier to wear.
It's time for mini skirts now uh...

4/03/2008 9:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jay Mccarrol (I know I spelled that wrong...) definitely did this the best. love the look.

4/03/2008 9:52 AM  
Blogger shoes mend hearts said...

i love the skirt! it's absolutely gorgeous

4/03/2008 10:33 AM  
Blogger Tulz said...

I looove the MJ dress with the pink and purple parts. It's gorgeous! Can't really see the skirt. Send me a proper photo pleeease.

4/03/2008 11:07 AM  
Blogger Knikki said...

It definitely is a style piece rather than a classic one, but I just can't see myself wearing it more than once.

4/03/2008 11:26 AM  
Blogger Secretista said...

wooo I like!

4/03/2008 12:33 PM  
Anonymous Ice Princess said...

Congrats on your fab find! It reminds me so much of the Marc Jacobs dress (which I love!). I'm not sure I can pull off something like that though, but it looks so cute =)

4/03/2008 12:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When the folds are facing down, it's cute. When they are facing upwards... it's like, what the hell are those folds of fabric doing on that skirt? Doesn't flow well at all.

4/04/2008 1:37 AM  
Blogger Kaye said...

the Luella is gorgeous! I love the curved shape it gives and because it's a little more cool and subtle to say... the bigger folds of the Miu Miu.

4/04/2008 9:08 AM  
Blogger Phoebe said...

J'adore the luella, i want the same!!!

4/04/2008 3:10 PM  
Blogger Héloïse J. said...

i cant see yours exactly but it seems cool. luella rocked this trend. actually i adored the whole collection. i still can't get over it! am i ok doctor?!!!

4/04/2008 8:14 PM  
Blogger Ake said...

Love all of the inspirations pics! Each of them so significantly different and give me alternatives on this style. Love the skirt you found!! I'm sooo jealous!! :D

4/05/2008 2:44 PM  
Blogger JuliAM said...

i was so obsessed with that mj dress and just missed out on getting it...so bummed

4/07/2008 5:58 AM  
Blogger Mica said...

Oh the marc Jacobs dress is gorgeous!

I love the skirt you got - it emulates the style so well! Definitely a great piece to have :)

4/07/2008 5:53 PM  
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Blogger Eric said...

I really like these skirts, but I'm not sure how flattering they would be. I think I like the one you posted last the best.

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