Tuesday, March 18, 2008

DIY Brushstroke Dress

Alya of Pomegranate and Patchouli recently did a great post on the brushstrokes runway trend for this spring. YSL, Chole, D&G, Vince, Thakoon and Rachel Roy all jumped on the brushstrokes bandwagon.


Vince dress available at SAKs

The bad news: most mainstream retailers have not caught on yet.
The good news: Teen Vogue has a great DIY project this month where Jason Wu shows you how to create brushstrokes on your own dress - hurray!

You basically just need a cotton dress and some fabric paint (see the detailed instructions here) and...
...Voila! A lovely runway-worthy dress for less.

(I'm I just getting older or are fashion designers getting younger by the second?)

CL

19 comments:

The Atlanta Creatives Project said...

you guys are great too!
i'm adding your blog to publications section
:)
ACP

Wendy said...

I need to try that DIY but on a tshirt. I paint so I have tubes of paint laying around the house.

Alya said...

Cool! So easy to make.

Haha yeah designers are getting younger.

Secretista said...

What time of paint do you use on clothing?? Acrylic??

Lynn said...

Sweet dress..

Oh Lady E said...

i'm going to go out and buy a bunch of white t-shirts and try that. and then when i feel more comfortable with it, i'll buy a white dress.

and he does look very young! how old is he?

Clare said...

I love this idea. It reminds me of the recent vogue shoot with Kate Bosworth where she wore a multi painted dress. I think it is so cool and I'm def. going to copy cat it. Just have to find a whit dress...

Ediot said...

beautiful dress. i love it!!

Caroline said...

i've been meaning to try this! so easy.

AsianCajuns said...

Thanks, ACP!

Wendy - that's brilliant! I'd wear a brushstrokes shirt more than a dress.

Alya, glad I'm not the only one who thinks so.

Secretista, I believe they just say to use fabric paint.

Lyn, i even like the dress without the brushstrokes.

O Lady E, I think he's 25 - he looks even younger!

Clare, I loved that Vogue shoot. Let me know if you find a white dress.

Ediot, I can't wait to see if other bloggers do this project.

Caroline, let me know how it goes!

addicted said...

ohhh ill have to try that!!

LeWak said...

really good DIY project-i would want to buy an inexpensive white dress for this one, i have a feeling it wouldnt turn out as well as the one in teen vogue

saray said...

i think i'll have to do it!

saray said...

i think i'll have to do it!

helvetica said...

yeah the designer look so young ..or maybe its only a youthful face, like me, people always ask me in a boring humor, what grade are you, like 12grade? *D

Fred The Mole said...

Salut les filles !
Is it ink on the dress ?
Nice day

Fred the Mole

niceone said...

i think i'll try this tomorrowasianmp3

marilisa said...

oh!what a great idea....
i will do! seriously...
i love your blog, i will put on my on the link sidebar.
love mary

AsianCajuns said...

Mary, what's your blog? There's no link on your name!