Trend Report FW2013: Folded 'n Pleated

October 14, 2013 by  
Filed under womenswear

This season designers are taking the Eastern inspired origami trend to the next buy viagra uklevel. Dresses. coats, skirts and jackets are given the folded/pleated – sometimes draped and ruffled – treatment and the variations seem endless. From a basic pleated maxi skirt at Jean Paul Gaultier and a simple folded version at Chanel to impressive architectural pieces at Bottega Veneta, Céline and Dior. Who needs busy prints, bright colors and delicate embroideries when you can have folded, pleated details as the eyecatchers of your look? As seen at Kenzo, Stella McCartney and Alexander Wang the trend seems to work best on Japanese inspired clothing, like kimono’s. Yet don’t hesitate to throw in an extra pair of pleats on a party dress, a suit jacket or an elegant blouse. It will make up for an original, on trend fall look and will have everyone guessing on how exactly your piece of clothing (or should we say piece of art?) is constructed.