Ombre sure does sound a whole lot better than gradiated or worse, dip-dyed and there is a whole lot of ‘ombre’ going on for AW07-8 (Louis Vuitton, Prada, Alberta Ferretti, Miu Miu etc) that I’m itching to get into. Trouble is, ‘ombre’ is not exactly purse-string friendly and thus far, I haven’t seen a lot of ‘ombre’ happening on the high street. Therefore, I’ll be getting garments ‘ombre-ed up’ with various dip dying experiments which I’m fully prepared to give you the disastrous details of, rubber gloves, stained arms and all.
In the meantime, though, it was lucky that a cheap piece of ombre came my way through this vintage grey gradiated long dress that I picked up at Steinberg & Tolkien from that sad 80% off sale room (though it is sad, it does make for good bargain hunting) for ¬£6. It doesn’t touch the graphic sharpness of Jonathan Saunders’ beautiful AW07-8 collection but with some additions, adjustments and layering, I’m happy to just hint at the collection, inspired by Daniel Buren’s stripes.