September 11th, 2013

Runway vs. Reality

During the FW13 shows I fell hard for a Theyskens’ Theory skirt left. It topped my fall wish list and I kept an eye out for it online. My dream skirt right just arrived and it’s a far cry from what I had seen on the runway. More of a pale blue than grey, and an A-line shape. The fabric reminds me of my bedspread when I was six– pretty, but not what I was expecting.

What happened? This is not the first time I have talked about what gets lost in production and the reason I no longer order from trunk shows. Disappointing to say the least.


What's New


Belted leather biker jacket

Jil Sander

Gathered Knit Midi Dress


Cropped leather jacket


Triple Francois 18kt gold vermeil earrings


Jimmy Leather Puffer Jacket


Le 57 quilted leather shoulder bag


Belted wool blazer


Blade velvet slingback pumps


Silvia silk-twill scarf


Logo-embellished leather loafers


Crocheted Cotton-Blend Midi Skirt


Braided leather bangle


Delcie tie-detailed ramie midi dress


Gate knotted leather slippers


Postcard fringed crocheted straw bucket hat


Santos de Cartier metal shield sunglasses

  • That really does look like a bedspread! BTW are you still loving your Marant clogs and are they comfortable? Thinking of getting a pair for the fall before I can wear boots – I’m in the South and would get a lot of wear out of them if they are comfortable. Thanks!

    JenniferSeptember 11th, 2013  12:09 PM

  • I’ve had that happen to me before as well. So very disappointing. The skirt shown on the runway is gorgeous. Love the shape, the fabric and color ( gorgeous grey), but the skirt on the right reminds me of a high quality mattress pad with pockets. The skirt on the runway is so much more wearable as well.

    kimSeptember 11th, 2013  12:12 PM

  • Love my clogs so much, I bought a pair in black!

    PrestonSeptember 11th, 2013  12:33 PM

  • any thoughts on a motorcycle jacket for Fall?

    victoriaSeptember 11th, 2013  1:22 PM

  • I think motorcycle jackets are now a perennial staple, a view I did not have on them last year. There are so many versions, and in beautiful leathers, that they go the distance.

    PrestonSeptember 11th, 2013  1:25 PM

  • That’s a shame about the skirt! The runway version has movement and drape, but the one you received does not 🙁

    SusanSeptember 11th, 2013  1:51 PM

  • That’s no fun 🙁

    JoannaSeptember 11th, 2013  3:36 PM

  • clogs : )

    susieSeptember 11th, 2013  3:49 PM

  • With your background, do you know why that happens? Did they really change both the fabric and the cut from what they sent down the runway?

    BridgetSeptember 11th, 2013  11:27 PM

  • A sad thing to have happened, especially after looking forward to the skirt you had in mind for so long! I hope you can return the one received and find something you really like.

    JustineSeptember 12th, 2013  2:58 AM

  • It’s a different item. Your is cut a line. The other is fluted. The fabric does evoke a bedspread.
    As much as I love to shop online nothing beats going into a store.

    SheilaSeptember 12th, 2013  6:40 AM

  • Something definitely got lost in the translation.

    AprilSeptember 12th, 2013  9:35 AM

  • Very disappointing! Totally different color and shape…not the same skirt at all…

    bisbeeSeptember 12th, 2013  9:42 AM

  • I am really interested to know why does this happen? is it because the buyers want to keep the product at certain price point, so the designer needs to find a replacement fabric or the buyers think certain silohuettes work better on real poeple instead of the models?

    ameeSeptember 12th, 2013  12:02 PM


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