Pleats have proved to be a great hit with designers’ season after season. The crinkled fabric that never goes out of style has certainly come a long way since it first hit the scene in Ancient Egypt. Today pleats are everywhere, with garments ranging from edgy to dainty. Designers are taking this fabric for obscuring wrinkles and pairing it with unconventional silhouettes to showcase its versatility and expressive force.
Incorporating pleats into your wardrobe will not only elevate your look, but it will also add a luxe vibe that makes you look fresh and put-together even if you’ve been wearing the garment all day long. Roksanda demonstrated this by combining an oversized pleated top with a relaxed trouser and a structured handbag.
At Balmain, Olivier Rousteing gave this classic fabric an edgy yet feminine twist by teaming it with tweed. The chiffon pleats present a soft element to contrast the heavier tweed.
Peter Pilotto’s metallic silk gown offers the fluidity and movement that is expected from a plissé garment.
No matter which way you choose to wear it, pleats will always remain a timeless fabric that offers low maintenance, texture, comfort, and style. Below is our take on how to wear fashion’s favorite trend this season.