Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Passion for patches

moschino fall 2013 bag, patches, fall 2013, diy, fashion diy
Patches over bag handles, brilliant! Moschino fall 2013  pic via Style.it
moschino fall 2013 bag, patches, fall 2013, diy, fashion diy
love these looks - Moschino fall 2013 patches on hat, top and skirt pic via Style.it
Our grandma used them to fix pants when we broke them. This was before slashed pants became trendy, but grandma kept thinking they weren't cool, just broken. Patches are not only an easy fix, they can be a decorative item as well. They are a quick way to customize our clothes, you just iron them on. You'll find a great choice of patches at the haberdashery store like flowers, monograms or military inspired ones. You can also make your own with heat and bond. It's an iron on sheet of glue adhesive on both sides. You can see how I made custom patches here.

La nonna le usava per riparare i jeans e farli durare un po' di più. Questo accadeva prima che i jeans strappati diventassero di gran moda ma anche allora la nonna non li ha mai trovati cool, solo da buttare. Le toppe non sono solo un modo per riparare un capo velocemente, possono diventare un elemento decorativo. Per applicarle basta stirarle. Nelle mercerie troverete un grande assortimento di toppe di tutti i tipi, da quelle di ispirazione militare, ai monogrammi ai fiori. Potete anche confezionarle voi con i fogli di colla biadesivi (sempre in merceria). Guardate come ho realizzato delle toppe qui.

classic denim jacket with patches, 90's style, grunge, denim jackeet, patches, diy, fashion diy
a classic denim jacket, make it your own with patches 90's style pic via DeliaCasiraghi
phillip lim fall 2013,classic denim jacket with patches, 90's style, grunge, denim jackeet, patches, diy, fashion diy
Phillip Lim fall 2013 - pic via Garance Doré

phillip lim fall 2013, classic denim jacket with patches, 90's style, grunge, denim jackeet, patches, diy, fashion diy
Phillip Lim fall 2013 - pic via Garance Doré
military jacket pic from Atlantic Pacific
This look can be diy-ed with miliatry inspired patches or haberdashery trims made adhesive with heat and bond.

5 comments:

Paula Shoe-fiend said...

Did you see Hedi Slimanes blinged out boots for Saint Laurent? They're insane...
I saw them on Manrepeller:
http://www.manrepeller.com/2013/03/on-saint-laurent.html
I'm always hassling you about shoes - sorry about that ;-)

colour3d-vogu3 said...

luved the details on the ilitary jacket
gr8 post btw
xoxo

Matter Of Style said...

@Paula thanks for pointing them out, I think they're a perfect example of boots we can diy with what we have at home, I'll post a guide on them tomorrow ok? :D

Janika R. said...

great post...

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Carolina said...

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