I do it with cars, sit and browse around the internet looking at cars I can’t afford. From twin turbo Gallardos to supercharged NSX:s to RWB Porsches. So because I already have this “crave things you can’t get” (of course I always try to balance things up, and then I move on to the JDM section, haha) hobby with cars, then why not continue in fashion. It doesn’t make you very happy to look at things you can’t afford, obviously, but there’s something about it anyway.
There’s a difference though. When I look at expensive cars I try to figure out what path in life to choose so I can one day afford them. When I look at expensive clothing I try to figure out in which more budget friendly store could I find a lookalike. Cars can not be copied in the same way, they are unique and if you want a special model, you really want that special model. Fashion in the other hand is quite rarely totally unique, so you have a good chance of finding something similar for a smaller price somewhere else. And if I save hundreds if not thousands, similar is good enough of me. I do have respect for fashion designers and their work, but 1.275€ for a mini dress… not going to happen, no matter how pretty it is. But instead, lets use beautiful photos from Berlin based fashion brand Manikó as an inspiration.
And really, it looks like the world is filled with some very rich fashionistas who can afford these pieces, so I’m now even more convinced that I want to design my own collection one day… wouldn’t take me very long to earn enough to buy a supercharged NSX. Around 50 dresses?! Or if I sell for half of the previously mentioned price, make it 100. “Wonder if it could actually work……”
Photographer: Henriette Bandulik