The Non-Knockoff Knockoff
When I stumbled up on this Vita Kin beauty via the blogosphere, I just about died. And then I saw its price tag and rolled over in my proverbial grave. After some light Internet sleuthing, I discovered that Vita is a Ukrainian designer and the dress patterning is a traditional Ukrainian embroidery style called Vyshyvanka. I found a Ukrainian dressmaker via Etsy who makes the same style of clothing, and scooped one right up. I’m normally anti-knockoff, but in this case, it doesn’t feel like a rip off because the Vita Kin dress isn’t actually an original design. Or at least that’s what my research has determined.
I love that the dress is tea length to show off my kicks. It’s a great transitional piece because I can easily throw on tights and boots for fall/winter. I’m even thinking of picking up another shorter version!