November 30, 2008

Enjoy in Ruffles

Ruffles have been popular on the runways for many seasons now, and this fall is no exception. In heavy fabric they can look much like a European sculpture, and they exude femininity in soft fabrics. Soft ruffles on a shirt are a perfect look for any woman to wear during the day; in general, recommend keeping it simple - like the subtle tops and jackets by Bill Blass, Diane von Furstenberg, and Givenchy or our own Forever Young vest (which can be worn well under a cardigan). For night, let the ruffles run free!

Sculpture Class by Nick Knight for Vogue


Basso & Brooke (all next via

Ralph Lauren

Antonio Marras, next two - Project Runway Designers

Alexander McQueen, Alexandre Herchcovitch, Alice + Olivia

Armani Prive

Bill Blass, Basso & Brooke, Armand Basi

Byblos, Chanel, Blugirl

Christian Dior

Christian Lacroix

Giambattista Valli, D & G, Cynthia Rowley

Great skirt by Gianfranco Ferre, Giambattista Valli, and discret ruffles - Douglas Hannant

Gucci, Givenchy, Giorgio Armani

Jenny Packham, John Rocha, Jasper Conran

Marc Jacobs, Lanvin, Karl Lagerfeld

Maurizio Galante, Lanvin, Luella Bartley

Nanette Lepore, Moschino, Michon Schur

Rock & Republic, Pollini, Nathan Jenden

Rosa Cha, Roksanda Ilincic, Rodarte

Sue Stemp, Sportmax, Sonia Rykel

Tracy Reese, Three as Four, Temperley


Photo by Jacques Dequeker, Ruffle Cuff, Ruffle hat

Ruffled top - Max Azria (via, Moschino's Upside-down ruffle dress, Talullah Tu's new Autumn Winter range

Fendi Fuschia Borderline Ruffle Clutch, Valentino (

Marni Ruffle Heart Bag, Prada

Prada (via

Charlotte Olympia green ’Josephine’ peep toe heel, Christian Louboutin, "Love & Hate" Ruffle Shoes, Nina Ricci

Ruffled heel - Viktor & Rolf, shoues (via, Valentino and Sergio Rossi (via