Pleats please

True Love - - Content - By MBALI SOGA

From fine mi­cro to OTT box pleats, the ac­cor­dian ef­fect is tak­ing over!

FASH­ION HIS­TORY

Pleats had a big mo­ment when de­signer Issey Miyake de­buted his Pleats Please range in 1993. He sewed the gar­ments us­ing fab­ric al­most three times big­ger than nor­mal. Then the ma­te­rial was sand­wiched be­tween sheets of pa­per and pressed into a pleats ma­chine.

R549 MIMCO R999 STU­DIO W AT WOOL­WORTHS R339 ZARA R899 CHARLES & KEITH

R4 390 MIU MIU AT SUN­GLASS HUT R399 FOS­CHINI

R1 299 FOR­EVER NEW R529 H&M

ISSEY MIYAKE PLEATS PLEASE L'EAU EDP R865

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