You are late to the party if I have to tell you that pleats were The trend last spring/summer and the fashion circuit is going puppy eyed for them this season as well. Knife, accordion or superfine crystal pleats, this precise, fabric creasing technique takes on a sophistication that goes beyond that of plaid, school uniforms. Besides the drama when in motion and with the right hints of metallic and shine, pleats create a perfect balance of sexiness and reserve. With Issey Miyake capturing imaginations with this revolutionary label Pleats Please and bringing them back into the spotlight, this technique has progressed from the boutique curated gowns and dresses to the more wearable, accessible and affordable wardrobe staples. Pleats are a great way of fashionably hiding yourself (imagine a wide, legged palazzo pant) or being your boldest, avant-garde self (imagine an architecturally structured top). Not to mention, their ability to elevate even the blah of outfits. Hence, the outfit.
Metallic skirts have made quite a dent with some of the leading high street fashion houses and hence into the wardrobes of the fashion conscious. Pair them with a cool, graphic t-shirt or go edgy like me, they work their way to spruce the very basics. And, if pleats aren’t your thing but metallics are, you might want to check out this for some SOS. As for me, there’s no not loving them – not now, not then!
In this look : SheIn pleated skirt, Marks & Spencer brassiere, Gifted bomber jacket (also styled here), Charles & Keith peep-toe sandals. Photography by PumpedKin. Concept, Direction and Styling by TrimmingsAndLace. A T&L Réseau Production.