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In London, the look was less modern and more focused on historical references.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, ribbons 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.