Monday, May 19, 2014

Pleats Please - A Spring 2014 Editorial

Stylist Damian Foxe selects one of Spring 2014's major trends - pleats - as inspiration for this electric fashion spread in How To Spend It Magazine. Entitled 'Pleats & Plissé', Ukrainian model Alla Kostromichova wears a few beautifully folded looks from the SS14 runways, spinning new ideas for wearing this age old design.

German brand Wunderkind presented a polychromatic polyester pleated gown at their Spring/Summer 2014 show, styled with a plastic belt, cork heel shoes and printed shorts.

Alla wears a stunning one-strap powder blue silk pleated dress, decked with glistening beaded embellishments by Christian Dior. Firmly pinned back hair and exaggerated smokey eyes provide a futuristic feel to the styling. 


Displaying the more casual side of pleats, Alla is styled in a navy blue silk-georgette Chloé halterneck plissé dress, sportily styled with a grey cropped polyester hooded jacket and yellow backpack by Issey Miyake's Pleats Please label. Her bright blue trainers are by Céline.

The Ukranian model is dressed in a multitude of shimmery pieces from Emporio Armani's Spring 2014 line, including a finely pleated coat, silk dress and shorts. Her crepe & leather flat sandals are by Bionda Castana.

Lanvin combines the heavily trendy metallic trend with intricate miniature pleats in this sculpted bronzed silk jacket and ruffled hem skirt, styled with a blue lamé scarf and tshirt.

The dramatic appeal of accordion pleats is magnified in this astounding architectural creation by Thom Browne, which features waves of rolling white silk.


Alla is metalized in a black and gold plissé cut-out strapless viscose dress by Haider Ackermann, which is edgily paired with slick leather trousers and ankle boots.


The prettier side of pleats is shown off in a prepossessing cerise pink cotton printed dress with layered asymmetrical skirt, which is by Thakoon.

This elegant ivory silk dress with leather strapped bodice that spills into soft knife pleats is by Salvatore Ferragamo.

Pleats form the focal point of this remarkable Dries van Noten dress, arranged in cream and beige layers with a metallic gold fabric rosette adorning the skirt. Alla's outfit is styled with a black sleeveless gilet, Givenchy leather sandals and a sequined Attilio Giusti Leombruni bag.


What Do You Think of the Pleated Trend? Which is Your Favourite Piece?

128 comments:

Alissa Gromova said...

Amazing editorial, very futurist!
Like the Lanvin dress, its an art!
Have a nice weekstart Sam :)

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Busola Coutts said...

Yes, please and thank you! Aren't just lovely? They add lots of beautiful drama to a dress or skirt.

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Harija said...

Great trend!! and thank you so much for your lovely thoughts on my past post!!
Deeply appreciate it ;)
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Linda B said...

Whoaaaa, these designers got playful with pleats! I love it :D

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Beauty Unearthly said...

Great post dear...lovely pics..:-)
Many kisses! Have a great week!!!

Anouka said...

My favourite: Browne and Ferragamo! Have a great week! xo

Ramida Dusdeevutikul said...

i love thakoon and dior dress!

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Stephanie M said...

I am all for pleats, especially pleated maxi skirts.

JANICE G said...

LOVE IT. thanks for sharing

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Dascha Boonstra said...

Amazing <3

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Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

Always interesting to see how certain collections are presented in various magazines. Makes the clothes feel more unique, in a way, gives them a story. x

Manuela Muratore said...

i really love this trend cherie
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Patricia G. said...

Love this trend and the Chloé dress!
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Edyta said...

Hmm, I need to stay loyal to issey - the original pleats please master :)

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Sharon (Style-Chameleon) said...

Thom brown looks amazing!


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Sandra Leiva said...

Love that Christian Dior baby blue dress <333

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andysparkles said...

It looks soo amazing!! Great photo selection.

Fashion-Bridge said...

Quite an extraordinary collection! I'm not the biggest fan frankly...but I did love the asymmetrical fuchsia dress.

Have a wonderful week dear Sam!

Xx

Alexandra

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Sadie said...

I quite like pleats, they add a point of interest to even the simplest of outfits. That Thom Browne dress is something else though, I kind of love it! :) xx

S. said...

I find those creations very original, I like the first dress!

Maja eM said...

God I love this collection, the first dress is to die for1
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Joana Teixeira said...

the editorial photos are amazing!

mademoisellemode said...

OOOH Amazing dresses <3

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Mihaela Pojogu said...

'The cerise pink cotton printed dress looks spectacular! I have few skirts, the new one is white.
Have a great week.

Mihaela Pojogu said...

Oh I wore that pleated silver skirt, here: http://aboutwomenandnotonly.blogspot.com/2014/04/outfits-how-to-wear-silver-skirt.html, hope it's ok the link, if not sorry, you can erase this comment dear.

Jackie Harrison said...

This fashion is fierce and amazing.
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Carolina ogliaro said...

Awesome editorials, I fell in love with every single dress <3
Xxx babe

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Pip Addis said...

Sam,
I seriously love pleats when done how Dior or Lanvin does them in a non-traditional way. All of these though are so incredible and I now think I will try to do something with pleats in a few weeks. :) Have a good week dear!
xx Easy Outfits, by Pip

Gwenn said...

superbe ce défilé!

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Josie said...

Love pleats in the summer! The Thakoon dress is my fave. x

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Willfully Elegant said...

Thanks for sharing these gorgeous collection of pleats and frills. I am certainly loving all the pleats this and the past seasons, they have come back with a bang!!

The Style Rawr said...

I've noticed a lot of maxi dresses with pleats recently, that first one is awesome! So colourful.

Tara x

miss b said...

Pleats are certainly having a moment. My favourite look here is the powder blue Dior dress but some of these are so creative that they are more like works of art, in particular the Thom Browne dress.

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Zaha said...

Gorgeous!!

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FASHION TALES said...

Wow, these certainly are inspiring. I love the editorial for the third and fourth dress. A pleated maxi is the way to go, if they look like this. -)
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Mª Pilar Domínguez said...

I loved Thakoon dress, it is such an original piece. I liked the trend but I have nothing with pleats, a skirt it would be a good option. Kisses and nice start of the week , Sam:)

Ileana said...

Omg! These are all amazing :D
xoxo

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Emmanuelle said...

I love Thakoon dress :)

Meagan Morrison said...

Stunning Sam and so sculptural!! Sam I can't believe you've written children's books and never approached publishers. Don't worry how many no's you get because one day you will get a yes, and all you need is one yes to kick start everything!! If you don't try you will never know what could have been. I'm so sorry I haven't finished the interview questions yet. I will have them to you this week.

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Bárbara Marques said...

I have always been in love with pleats, I'm not sure why :p
Great selection!

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Oriana Campanella said...

The photos you published, Sam, are beautiful! You did a great editorial! I love this trend, I think pleats are very feminine and classy. I have bought an orange pleated maxi skirt for this season and it's one of my favourite items.
Kisses
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Veronica Vannini said...

Stunning!!! I love all these images!
Kiss!
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Gloria la borsa di mary poppins said...

very very nice!!!

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Alexis Grace of North On Harper said...

I love seeing the juxtaposition of the editorial and the runway looks next to one another--- just shows the power of styling! (And not to mention give me a new love for pleats!)

MilanoTime said...

awww great! The pics are so cool <3
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Lera said...

I love the pleats and long airy silhouettes.

Angel Pinkoolaid said...

these look awesome <3

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Lisa said...

gorgeous!! the chloe, christian dior and thakoon are SO STUNNING! omgosh the print on the thakoon is so vibrant and bright i love it!

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Shannon Jenkins said...

I've been loving the pleated look! That first dress is to die for! Love the colors! Have a wonderful week girl! :)

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Chiara T. said...

she added style to this already fabulous dresses!
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What Kenny Hearts said...

Hi dear! As usual, another great post! This editorial look amazing.



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Lilli said...

Hi Sam! Oh well, to be honest I really LOVE the pleats trend and usually wear a lot of pleated skirts, more than the pencil ones! The editorial is a masterpiece, I noticed the stylist picked up the most quirky and glam dresses from the runways, for sure not to put on everyday. She looks like a sculpture too, the one caught my eye more is the dress by Salvatore Ferragamo, very feminine and refined. Wish you a wonderful week ahead, kisses! xo

Sharon said...

Wow such interesting designs!

MITCH said...

I'm in love with Chloe and Emporio Armani collection <3

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Lauren Michelle Major said...

Pleats can be so pretty. I really like the top, multi-colored dress! I especially like it with the shorts underneath. So fun and different!

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Paola Lauretano said...

WOW.... the first dress is wonderful!!!!!
Have a great start of the week darling!!!!

Kashaya said...

Great post dear.=)

Coco said...

This trend is one of my season's favourites! The first dress in particular is spectacular!
Baci,
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Dania Carbonini said...

Amazing selection dear Sam, the red one is my favorite!
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Shopping Lady said...

Great selection, love all *.*!

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Silvia Negretti said...

Amazing editorial, all the looks are so creative!
Ferragamo dress is my fav! ;)
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Kacie Ellis said...

One word: GORGEOUSNESS!

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Hélène Heath said...

I LOVE Alla, it's great to see her again, I feel like she hasn't been around in a while. And what a great editorial. That Dior dress is stunning and I love how they made that Chloé number super street and casual!

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Ina R. said...

Wow pleats everywhere! my favourite version is the sporty one in the Chloe pics!

Denise Sabs said...

I loved the Ferragamo and the Wunderkind dresses - I love pleats and coincidentally, I was looking for one today :) The second one, by Dior, I forgot the celebrity who wore it kind of recently and Joan Rivers - Fashion Police - and her peers hated it! I must say, not my favorite either, I like some color! But as art design it's cool! denisesplanet com

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Isabelle Ottes said...

Love the photos!
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Shes Dressing Up said...

I seem to avoid pleats normally, but now I'm certainly thinking of them in a different light!

Caro * said...

First dress is stunning ! Beautiful dresses.
How are you dear Sam ? Kisses :)

Kim Alston said...

I love pleated designs. That first one is gorgeous!
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Margaret Dallospedale said...

Wowwww I love all dresses!!!
Ferragamo is my favorite (amazing dress)
Have an awesome week my sweet Sam
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Svetlana said...

Those looks are really nice :)
And I also like the "moving" pics :)

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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

This is such an artfully chic editorial! That vibrant Thakoon dress is stunning!
Have a great week Sam!

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Mary lolita said...

I love this selection.
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Nicky mywishstyle said...

Lovely selection of dresses

Demi Mist said...

I think I like this trend. Beautiful pieces!
Have a great week!!!

esosandraUTD said...

The colour and cut on that first dress is amazing. Love the side pleated dress too.

Magda Carvalho said...

Love the cration the thom *.* is so amazing
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Teresa said...

Hi Sam!

I love pleated pieces!!! it is a girly trend! my favorite piece is the first one because it gives me the summer/fun look<3 very sophisticated, but seems comfortable too!

xx
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StyleByDeb said...

Wow! That editorial is so powerful and inspiring! And I absolutely love the runway comparison.
Oh, I also wanted to let you know that I nominated you for a Wonderful Team Member Readership Award! Details here: http://www.stylebydeb.com/wonderful-team-member-readership-award/

xx

Con estilo al cubo said...

Love pleated skirts!!!

Great recopilation dear.

xx

Beautetude said...

Pleats are getting more and more popular.
Happy Monday.
Beautetude

Michelle LL said...

Breathtaking images, super love pleated skirts, they're so classy, light and comfortable perfect for summer. Love wunderkind, dior, thakoon and ferragamo. Have a nice day Sam!! xx

Jessica said...

Beautiful photos. I am loving the pleats and the metallics.

Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Vanessa Billie-Jill-Jean said...

Love this trend, so pretty. ;-)
Lovely greets and have a nice week, dear...

Toks said...

I love pleats and the Wunderkind, Chloe and Thakoon proposals are amazing. Have a great week Sam
xoxoxo

Adriana Leandro said...

It's a beautiful trend. Kisses!

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Samantha Mariko said...

I love the shapes these dresses create. can't go wrong with a flowy dress!! :D
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Laviña Jampit said...

indeed, lovely collection :)

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Delilah D said...

I love the Thakoon and Salvatore dress♥

Tanya said...

Hi Sam, Thank you so much for sharing these marvelous collections. They're the darling. I'm in love a gain:). How couldn't you right? Sooooo much loveeeeeeeee! Your post is stealing my heart. Keep post the gorgeous different Sam, we all need to see thing different.pleaseee, I'm all down. Sorry for the late replied sweety, I cannot reply to everyone but you and the few only:). Have a good night!

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Rosa Mari Moraza said...

Awesome collections. Marvellous Lanvin!
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I love this blog :)
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Kati said...

Lovely styles even though nothing for daily life!

Have a great day,
-Kati

Imke Db said...

What a gorgeous collection, wow!

XO IMKE

Lori Afia said...

So classy and colourful. Love the Haute Couture selection.

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Katie said...

The Salvatore Ferragamo is so amazing, I love the elegant feel of it. Gorgeous colour as well.
Great round-up post, it's so interesting to see the pictures side by side! xx

Laura said...

Wow, so many beautiful looks to choose from, this might be one of my favorite trends! I especially love that extraordinary Wunderkind dress! Thanks for stopping by sweetheart, xoxo
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Elle Sees said...

love the blue! just ravishing

trishie said...

The Wunderkind gown is just amazing

Jointy&Croissanty said...

I like the most third and eighth look, but all of them are gorgeous!
Have a great day!:)

Jessica Mattioli said...

wow, amazing dresses!!! great post Sam!!!
have a nice day!

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cat eyes & skinny jeans said...

Such gorgeous silhouettes - I love the Chloe!!

xx

Peet said...

How To Spend It magazine? I've never heard of it, thanks for that, babe. I'm currently looking for some new inspiration on ... well, everything, and I've been on a lookout for new magazines. Anyway, I'm loving these shots, I love how they capture movement. I guess that's what pleats are all about, huh? That white structured gown is gorgeous, that's definitely my favorite!

xoxo

Manuela Muratore said...

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Anett B said...

Love the first dress and the white one, they're real works of art!

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Lovely look!

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Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

I love the pleats trend, especially when its displayed in an unusual way like the pink dress you showed in this post! I especially enjoy how pleated pieces move beautifully when you walk or when the wind hits you. So pretty!

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LEN K said...

Great selection!!
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Julie Chagas said...

Love the first!
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Putri Valentina said...

Dress number 1 and 6 are so cool!

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Carmen Vecchio said...

i love this trend, the first dress is stunning!
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Patricia González Fernández said...

what an amaaaaaaaazing work =)

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Rupsha said...

This is why your blog is my favorite, Sam !
One can always find the best posts here.
So pleats are in. I never looked good in pleats. :(

-Ru
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Alessandra Heidelberg said...

I love the first and the eighth dress!
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LoveT. said...

Amazing! Chloé <3

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ELISA said...

My fav is the Lanvin one <3
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MiPerchaPesa said...

modelos muy bonitos e impresionantes pero menudos maquillajes. Eso sí que impresiona
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Carmen said...

Good to know that pleats are still in :D So I can wear my pink pleated maxi skirt all summer long ;)
xx

awhite said...

Love seeing these pieces in motion! :)

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tr3ndygirl fashion blogger said...

adoro da impazzire il primo e quello tutto bianco,che meraviglia
nuovo OUTFIT da me,ti va di darmi il tuo parere?
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June said...

These are so beautiful Sam! i love the first gown..
Keep in touch
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Kathryn said...

I've always loved a more subtle pleat, although many of these are lovely too!

Lady parisienne said...

these Elie Saab dresses are spectacular!!

Marina Reyam said...

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Mai said...

Oh wow, the very first photo looks like it's been drawn! So great! :)

Tany said...

I'm loving the pleated trend, I can't get enough of it! I already own a couple of pleated midi-skirts and palazzo pants; currently I'm on the hunt for a white pleated top. From your selection, my favorite is the Emporio Armani's Spring 2014 line, just love the fluidity and lightness of these looks.
Have a wonderful week ahead, dear!
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