Thursday, May 8, 2008


One of the most wonderful & terrible things about fashion is the way that motifs & trends are translated across brands/collections/designers.

Wonderful, because it can be so fascinating to study how different trends are interpreted by different brands. And because this interpretation allows for some trends to trickle down to those of us who can't quite shop off the runways.

Terrible, because of the sometimes blatant knocking-off; and because trends can easily slip into redundancy and over-saturation (um, hello LEGGINGS)

Anyway... I got a little distracted at work and discovered a fabulous example of motif translation:


YES! That is exactly what it looks like... the iconic Chanel 2.55 quilted bag with jig-saw puzzle quilting! It classic, status-y and doesn't take itself too seriously. Love it.

And the particular excitement is that this bag is reminiscent of those Kate Spade shoes I posted about not too long ago:

Kate Spade "Puzzle" Flats


p.s.; for fantastic case studies of trickle-down theory, visit Fashionista's "adventures in copyrights"

[Chanel bag from Kate Spade shoes from]

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