I confess: I do not have my fingers on the pulse of fashion. (This may not be news to you.)
I remember the first pattern I saw with an exposed zipper. It was in the January, 2009 issue.
Yuck, I thought. Nice skirt, except for that stupid zipper. I made the skirt. I put a demure invisible zipper in a seam at CB (where a zipper belongs).
I resisted the exposed zipper trend until very recently. I do love my LBD with the long metal zip. It took me 39 months to come to terms with this trend. It's probably just about over.
So imagine my alarm when I saw this last week.
At first I thought the good folks on Ravelry were putting a bunch of amusing 30 year old patterns up for posterity. No. This is a pattern by Bergère de France from their 2012-13 collection.
Here's another one. (It's designed for a yarn that includes lurex for "discreet sparkle".)
Burda's doing it too.
I figure I have until fall, 2015 to stay in denial.