The description of Diy fashion design
Make it, don't buy it: DIY style goes high-fashion
The pasta earrings can be considered dangly emblems of the resurgance of DIY, a trend in personal style that lets crafty fashionistas replicate high-end fashion labels at their kitchen tables. While a few years ago it might have been considered embarassing to admit to wearing a 'homemade' piece of clothing or accessory, the proclamation “I made this!” is part of the contemporary DIY movement's appeal.
DIY isn’t just a hobby: it’s a movement. Young women, fed up with generations of generic, ready-made clothing and unaffordable high fashion have realized that they can re-invent the looks they see in Vogue for a fraction of the price. What’s more, the things they create for themselves are customized just for them.
“We're in an era where self-expression is preeminent,”TODAY style editor. “As a culture, we sort of hit overload in the late ’90s and early 2000s, with 'fast fashion' stores dominating the scene and the Internet providing instant access to all things style and beauty. And it's of course wonderful for everyone to have these things, but naturally there's been a reaction — we're all craving items that feel personal or special."
Not your mother's DIY
Unlike previous iterations of DIY, which relied heavily on skills like sewing or knitting, the most current DIY projects can usually be made with glue, rather than needle and thread. These projects aren’t aimed at housewives with ample time and skills to devote, but rather for the woman who might have two hours on a Saturday afternoon to make a bracelet to wear out that night.
The ability to quickly and cheaply make something to go along with a pre-existing outfit or wardrobe, without having to run to the store, is part of the appeal. Traditional crafting and home projects aspire to a relatively uniform end-product: the perfect pie, the perfect sweater, the perfect shelving-unit. DIY, however, prizes innovation and imagination.
“Putting your own personal stamp on something you have created is truly empowering,” says Erica Domesek, who runs the blog PS I Made This. “Knowing you can create fun fashions and do not have to break the bank to achieve that elated sense of gratification is infectious.”
DIY is a wonderful thing because it allows you to breathe new life into older pieces and save money so that you can splurge on other things,Our hex nut bracelet, inspired by a Giles & Brother necklace, has probably been replicated the most as it only requires hex nuts from the hardware store and some butcher's twine
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