Trend alert: ruf­fles rule for spring 2016

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If there was one trend that dom­i­nated the spring/ sum­mer 2016 shows that took over New York, Lon­don, Mi­lan, Paris and our very own Cap­i­tal over the past few weeks, it was the ruf­fle.

From slouchy and loose to frilly and Vic­to­rian-es­que, they were ev­ery­where. Peter Cop­ping set the ball rolling in New York with an Os­car de la Renta col­lec­tion that served as a les­son in time­less, stun­ning el­e­gance, fea­tur­ing pas­sion­ate His­panic sil­hou­ettes, lash­ings of lace and a plethora of ruf­fles. Proenza Schouler used the tech­nique to add drama to the shoul­ders of bold dresses, and even the cham­pion of slick Amer­i­can city style Michael Kors worked it into his swishy skirts, cre­at­ing a flat­ter­ingly fem­i­nine im­pres­sion. In Lon­don the look was less mod­ern and more fo­cused on his­tor­i­cal ref­er­ences. Er­dem got all ro­man­tic, un­veil­ing a col­lec­tion of flo­ral frocks that fea­tured chif­fon, rib­bon and frothy hem­lines. Mi­lan light­ened the mood with a bar­rage of pretty, floaty, loose pleats and tucks. The main per­pe­tra­tors were Roberto Cavalli, whose mod­els flounced down the run­way in mod­ern princess cre­ations for red-car­pet oc­ca­sions, and Gucci, where the ‘geek chic’ ap­proach was soft­ened by sev­eral cas­cad­ing chif­fon cre­ations. And so it was in Paris, where the ruf­fle con­tin­ued its reign on the cat­walks of Ba­len­ci­aga, Alexan­der McQueen and Miu Miu, to name just a few. Ruf­fles also made a mark at the re­cently con­cluded fash­ion week in Delhi (R).

PHOTO: GIUSEPPE CA­CACE/AFP

Ruf­fles at Os­car de la Renta Er­dem’s cre­ation A de­sign by Roberto Cavalli A de­sign by Gauri & Nainika

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