It's not often you see a blanket walk the runway, let alone twice in two different continents. As soon as I spotted this Paul Smith Winter '10 crocheted dress I knew it wasn't the first time I'd seen such a quirky style. Australia's own design duo Romace Was Born displayed a similar dress in their Spring/Summer '09 show. You may also recognise it as the "blanket dress" as canned by critics when Cate Blanchett wore it to an event in Melbourne late last year.
It's definitely an interesting style to see take off internationally, don't you think? Does this make you want to pull out your nana's blankets and wear them proudly, or are these designers pushing the creative envelope a bit too far?
Spot the difference. From left to right: Paul Smith's Winter '10 version, Romance Was Born's Spring/Summer '09 runway piece, and Cate Blanchett proudly wearing the Aussie version.