And you’re right, there hasn’t been any real controversy—yet. But I think there’s a possibility for it, when we raise questions like…
+ How do designers feel about DIY?
+ What’s the difference between DIY and knockoff?
+ Is it okay to make a profit on DIY projects?
WHAT IS DIY?
Let’s start at the beginning. If you haven’t heard of it before, DIY is an acronym for “do-it-yourself.” It is used widely among crafters and people of other various hands-on professions (ever heard of DIY Network?).
The main purpose of DIY in fashion is for the “everyman” (or woman) to have access to the latest trends and styles without breaking the bank. The DIY blogging community has grown significantly over the past few years, a fact likely tied to the U.S.’s current economic state. DIYers create tutorials for clothing and accessories inspired by runway and street trends.
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