Ruffles, pleats, lace and frills take on modern avatars in the collections of Prada, Alexander Wang and others

This season, ‘modern romance’ is the name of the game 

Rashmi Rajagopal Lobo Published :  06th September 2019 12:00 AM   |   Published :   |  06th September 2019 12:00 AM

Design houses such as Alexander McQueen, Solace London and Self Portrait are giving the women of today an edgy approach to romantic dressing by pairing details like pleats, ruffles and lace with deconstruction, angrogynous silhouettes and sporty accents. Read on to know more…  

Red, set, go
A simple chiffon dress by Giambattista Valli is elevated to high fashion with the addition of a cape. The ruffled cape creates a dramatic effect as it moves along with the wearer. The pussy bow adds vintage charm and the ruffled hemline ties the look together. Rs.2,15,250 approximately

Drape point
Creative director Sarah Burton pays homage to her northern English roots in this Alexander McQueen jacket fashioned out of British-made wool and silk satin. Constructed in Italy, it is designed with a draped panel that falls gracefully down the right of the body, creating a striking asymmetrical hem. Rs.1,83,460 approximately

Wool done
Sacai’s shirt brings together two different fabrics — pleated chiffon and ivory crepe. The two-tone piece is trimmed with a wide wool collar. The sheer chiffon fabric brings sexiness to the table, which is balanced by the sensible yet chic ivory panel. Cinch in your waist with the attached utilitarian belt. Rs.78,165 approximately

Tux exemption
What starts off as a fitted, deep V-neck tux transitions into a ruched wrap-effect waist and then, a gorgeous lace-trimmed skirt in this Self-Portrait dress. The classic silk trimmed peak lapels take things up a notch. Rs.23,100 approximately

Pitch black
Prada brings the utilitarian trend to red carpet dressing with this stunning piece. Made from technical twill, the dress has a bandeau neckline supported by two straps — one ruched and the other, silky satin; and a pleated skirt held secure by a clip belt. Rs.1,20,000 approximately

Let it slip
Designed to look like a slip that’s been folded over, this skirt by Alexander Wang is made from silk-charmeuse in an eye-catching shade of green. Finished with exquisite lace in contrasting black on the hemline, it also features a mid-thigh-high slit on one side. Rs.76,225 approximately 

For the Winne
Solace London’s Winne jumpsuit is the perfect coming together of androgyny and femininity. The pleated bodice and asymmetric train give the sharply tailored piece an element of softness, which is perfect for the season. Rs.43,065 approximately