When creative freedom and style at a comparative cost make a fond entry into the industry, we are bound to gladly follow. Arising from the concept that “Fashion comes and goes” , Convertible Clothing is attempting to provide us with the power of creative freedom and style.
Shape-shifters are finding their voice these days at every fashion paradigm, from the playful versions offered by populist outfitters like American Apparel, Target and Victoria’s Secret to the more unique styles of Albert Elbaz of Lanvin, who unveiled a resort collection recently highlighted by daytime chemises that reversed for evening to ruffled chiffon or tulle. Convertible clothes have taken their well deserved spot on the runways globally.
But for those well versed in fashion, convertible clothes takes the form of soft-skinned transformers that can be hitched, tied, buttoned or draped to take on a variety of forms and uses. In a conscious economy, fashions that can be tweaked to travel from workplace to gym and to cocktails are certainly compelling. And this trend, once thought of as a novelty at best, is attracting a new generation of light-traveling frequent fliers and canny savers.
Although the practicality of this upcoming trend is just part of the draw. The appeal of these clothes is not just about the money. They are also inculcating an aspect of playfulness and creativity. Giving us a chance to be our own stylists, What is wrong in that , we ask ?.
In a fast paced industry, where keeping up with customers means giving them the edge to be more self daring and expressive, diverse clothing might be an optimum answer. Yet in its latest incarnation, the trend seems more timely than ever. So as to say, “The moment is right,”.
While women have embraced this trend full on, Four-in-one jackets, two-way trousers and convertible coats have gained a cult like devotion at Harputs Own, a San Francisco clothier and online retailer.