The Loveshackfancy Resort 2022 Moda Operandi trunk show just closed but it was a fantastic preview of what is to come for holiday dressing. I used to be so intimidated by the brand selection of Moda Operandi. The founder of one of my choice e-tailers, LSD (a must-follow on Twitter), always seemed so aspirational. I am here to tell you that while the product assortment is decidedly high end, Moda does in fact, carry more accessible-ish brands, Loveshackfancy being one of them.
But back to the Moda trunk show model. The beauty of the trunk show is four fold:
- One may shop collections in preparation for an upcoming season. These collections are not always accessible to the regular Jane, like you (just guessing) and me. You got to love having that access.
- Many of the items in the collections would not see the light of day, if not for the Moda Operandi trunk show model. This system makes it less likely that everyone else and their sister is going to be wearing the same frock come the season for which you ordered.
- Splitting up payment into a deposit and a final payment makes wrapping your head around an especially luxe purchase just a little bit palatable.
- The Moda Operandi trunk show model is sustainable. When the designer takes orders based on consumer demand, it cuts down on inventory, which cuts down on waste. A little louder for the people in the back: the fashion industry is the biggest environmental pollutant second only to the oil industry.
We have to download about the Loveshackfancy Resort 2022 collection. To describe it using one phrase: 90’s feminine. The throwback collection has clear references to 1994 Versace and Cher Horowitz’s wardrobe. Does that make it derivative? Maybe, but isn’t everything derivative at this point? Most women are not able to drop 1,500 dollars at 1st Dibs for the original Gianni Versace skirt; a 500 dollar skirt is easier on the wallet, though admittedly still out of most budgets.
Searching for a boy in high school is as useless as searching for meaning in a Pauly Shore movie.Cher Horowitz
I would not buy most of the collection as the hemlines are too short for my age and my height. I can however, get down with the evergreen Edie dress in teal dye, tipped cardigan, and lastly the chunky double breasted alpaca cardigan. Hello, perfect sweater for winter on the Central Asia steppe!