Posted on | April 16, 2010 | 9 Comments
So… …the Fashion Stock Sales is awesome place for finds — many shops are selling the remains of old stock there at bargain prices. I walked out with this origami skirt and moebius knit from one of my favorite designers, 2or+.
The skirt was already familiar piece for me, I had tried it on and contemplated purchasing it — but then did not. Have to say that it has been in my mind several times since. The fabric is awesome cotton-linen blend with beautiful surface texture and the origami-like cut combined to the rigidness of material gives the skirt amazing bouncing movement. The skirt can be worn in several ways, the darts and placing of the tags suggest the asymmetric way to wear it seen on the pictures with chartreuse knit. But in addition to that it can be worn symmetrically, two ways, the slit on front or back (back in the picture below, excuse my hair, I took the pictures in a hurry). The only problem is that I took one size (or maybe even two) too large, I have lost weight since trying it on on the shop. But I will probably just adjust it a bit — I think that the piece will just benefit if I add symmetric darts to front piece. But it covers my wounded knee and does not look boring — yay!
The knit is equally clever little one, the front piece forms a moebius ring with the back and the thing can be worn open or closed — and the closed part can be just left to the backside so that the piece wears as a shrug or short cardigan. Like in all 2or+ clothes the material is excellent in this, it is a sheeny drapey mix of silk and viscose. I wore the new ones with Sonia Rykiel for H&M dress (nightgown actually) and Carin Wester heels. These too need a bit adjusting, the front tie is loose and my foot goes through it, but I guess that I can just manipulate the top knot in a way that the piece shortens a bit.