All posts tagged: slow fashion

The Fashion Medley

Slow Down The Fashion

Lately I’m all about (or trying to be all about) slow fashion rather than high street. For years we were taught it either has to be luxury or cheap and any designer who tried to do something in between – luxury basics, handmade goods, ethical fashion – were doomed. Luckily consumers started turning their faces to the good side, appreciating the value of design and quality for the price they actually deserve, and new wave bloggers and influencers play a big role in this change. I hardly ever enter Zara anymore (I still shop there every now and then, but compared to how much I used to buy before it’s almost nothing), only check H&M for accessories and couple of trendy pieces every season and I don’t even pass by other high street retailers. Now I buy one slow fashion item instead of buying 10 of the knock off and my wardrobe has become so much more refined and of quality lately. One of the hardest parts of shopping slow though is the custom tax …

Datura

Imagine you have that invaluable feeling of getting something you’ve been looking for your entire life %90 off on eBay or scoring an amazing vintage find, on one hand. And the inner sane voice inside of you saying you should invest in high quality, classic statement pieces instead of splurging a ridiculous amount of money on cheap stuff simply because you find that high quality stuff out of your budget, on the other hand. Now put your hands together and clap repeatedly because ladies and gentlemen, I’ve found the perfect brand: Datura. Founded by Stefania Borras, a nature lover from Mallorca with brands such as Burberry included in her CV, Datura has a strict “natural fibers only” and “web only” policy (with an additional free shipping policy, yay!) which I find very determined in this day and age. Remediating the need to slow down and to live a healthier life, they believe that materials and process matter. What makes the pieces transform from boring to simple and sophisticated are the witty details, structured shapes and …