This issue of the Fashion Edit we showcase an avalanche of frills and ruffles from the catwalks at Paris, Milan, London, & New York fashion weeks.
"With so many designers citing 'celebration' as their inspiration for this summer's collections, it makes sense that frills - in all their fancy, frou-frou frivolity - were in abundance."
Get ready for "flouncing on sleeves, bouncing on hemlines and asymmetric across" frill and ruffle detailing, all to jubilant effect.
Above: Alexander McQueen SS16 is among those bringing the comeback of the prairie dress.
Above: (left) Molly Goddard SS16 | (right) Marques Almeida SS16
Above: Erdem SS16
Above: (left) Schiaparelli SS16 | (middle) Roberto Cavalli SS16 | (right) Preen by Thornton Bregazzi SS16
Above: (left) Roberto Cavalli Spring 2016 | (middle) Michael Kors Spring 2016 | (right) Marques Almeida Spring 2016
Above: (left) JW Anderson SS16 | (right) Chloe SS16
Above: (left) PPQ NYFW SS16 | (middle) Ashish SS16 | (right) Christian Dior haute couture SS16
Above: (left) Giambattista Valli SS16 | (right) Etro SS16
Above: (left) Marissa Webb Spring 2016 | (right) Marques Almeida SS16 - Bringing the frills in bright colours.
Above: Stella McCartney 2016
Below: (left) Mary Katrantzou SS16 | (right) Holly Fulton SS16
Below: (left) Roksanda SS16 | (middle) Osman SS16 | (right) Proenza Schouler SS16
Below: Blugirl SS16
- You couldn't have a ruffle trend without spanish influences popping up!
Above & Below: "Romance, seduction, irony. The Blugirl Spring Summer 2016 collection is charged with compelling optimism. It mixes graphic elements, a noir allure and luminous candour. Ruffles recurs on dotting clean dresses, boxy tops, small tunics and skirts."
Below: Jason Wu SS16
Above: (left) Mother of Pearl SS16 | (right) MM6 Maison Margiela SS16
Above: Peter Pilotto SS16
Above & Below: Fyodor Golan SS16 brings multiple trends together in addition to frills and ruffles we have floral, metallic, & bright solid tones.
Below: Giambattista Valli's dazzling spring 2016 haute couture show.
Above & Below: Giambattista Valli
Below: Viktor and Rolf never cease to amaze - haute couture Spring 2016
"Dutch fashion house Viktor & Rolf has continued its "wearable art" theme with an haute-couture collection of sculptural white garments made from Cubist facial features."
"The Spring Summer 2016 range builds on previous art-influenced collections, including last season's wearable paintings and an earlier range of garments based on Van Gogh artworks."
"The starting point for the most-recent collection was the simple white polo shirt, which the designers fused with the work of another famous artist: the Spanish Cubist, Pablo Picasso."
"This season, the collection explores the idea of the archetypical white polo shirt meeting Cubism," said a statement from Viktor & Rolf, which decided to drop its ready-to-wear lines to focus on couture and perfume last year.
In SS16 beauty a spring summer a firm trend remains the "au naturale". We see unkempt hair, thick brows, nude palettes, peach and pink tones this season.
Above & Below: Relaxed, windswept up-dos at Alexander McQueen SS16
"Poetic shimmers of golden and peach veiled the models in a soft aura of romance at Rahul Mishra, the ethereal summer look keeping away from the harshness of mascara, liner and kohl pencils"
Above: Dior Spring 2016
Above: Chloe SS16 | Below: James Kelly SS16
Above: (left) Rahul Mishra spring 2016 | (right) NARS Backstage Erdem SS16
"The endless frills we've noticed on the spring/summer 2015 catwalks are making an impact on the street. Wear your frothy layers by day, and with a devil-may-care attitude". Checkout the Fashion Week street style we're loving this season:
In Treaty news, we're very excited to announce that SS16 has launched online! We've tripled our offering this season with not one, not two, but four fabulous new collections. Checkout our most exciting release to date in all the trending tones, sizes and styles - to fit every fashionista.
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