Ruffles: The Trend That is Everywhere
Johann Ortiz SS17 ruffled shoulders
Ruffles, ruffles everywhere. You can't look at a catwalk or a clothes rail right now without a little curve of fabric flirting with you. They seem to be adorning everything, whether dress, top or collar, on collections from high end to emerging designers.
Tome SS17 ruffled everything
And it’s not just this season (SS17) either, as ruffles were officially a style trend for AW16 too and have been gaining in popularity and intensity since we first blogged about them for SS13! This kind of staying power is making us wonder whether the ruffle is the new Shoulder Robing – a fashion trend that just won’t quit.
Delpozo SS17 body ruffles
To embrace ruffles right now you have a huge range of options, from the elegant waves of an Ashley Isham shirt, to the casual curves of an MSGM skirt.
Ashley Isham AW16 ruffled shirt
Finally, you could plump for the brand of the moment, Jacquemus, whose creations embrace ruffles without losing even a milligram of cool.
Still not convinced? Well, let's just say that ruffles were all over everything at Gucci this season - and last. And, let's face it, right now you know that where Alessandro Michele leads the rest will surely follow.
Gucci SS17 geek ruffles
Gucci AW16 original geek ruffles
Catwalk images courtesy of Vogue and The Glass Pineapple