#1826 Alice McCall showed dresses printed with patterns that looked like Blue Willow porcelain

Photos: Katherine Lowe

Remember when you were young and you made your toast in the morning and you went to put it on that blue and white patterned plate because it was the biggest one and it caught all the crumbs when you were meticulously applying the butter? And your mum came along and said, “Don’t use that, it’s the Blue Willow. That’s for guests only.” Well now you can go one step further and butter your toast in a Blue Willow-esque printed dress by Alice McCall. Rodarte may have done a similar number first, but I don’t think a single item of clothing has made me so happy all week.


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  1. JessM says

    I would buy that second dress in a heartbeat except that I am an anti-fan of the peephole. On such a classic dress I think it dates it. I love the print and the nostalgia element – perfect!

  2. Espo says

    I like to think that local Wellington designers Papercup did this first. I have the most exquisite floral porcelain-like dress from there, which I purchased early last year.

  3. JessM says

    I would buy that second dress in a heartbeat except that I am an anti-fan of the peephole. On such a classic dress I think it dates it. I love the print and the nostalgia element – perfect!

  4. Lilly says

    I don’t understand how a rodarte ripoff can make anyone happy :( beautiful, yes, but I guess I like to live in that beautiful dream world where designers don’t blatantly copy eachother. 

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