Thursday, 19 August 2010

Trend-Plate: The Grecian Effect

I know I have said this like a gazillion times before but I have no choice but to herald it again - "Drapes are back in fashion ladies!"

Like jumpsuits and leggings, it is impossible to omit finely draped pieces from your autumn/winter or even the spring/summer wardrobes. Even the recent pre-fall collections were imbued with heavenly drapes with asymmetrical silhouettes such as the omnipresent goddess dresses (think Vionnet)and some pleats.

And if you are searching for the must have drape pieces,either for your daily style consumption or just to fill in the gap between your other autumn/winter pieces, then take a look at the selection of goddessy drapes that I have chosen for you.

Row 1: (L-R) Leather and tweed ruffled jacket by Valentino, £1,782; Draped satin gown by Giambattista Valli, £2,337; Wool-jersey pleated shorts by Rick Owens, £612.

Row 2: (L-R) Cross-over satin pencil skirt by Burberry, £326; Tinazata 120 cutout boots by Christian Louboutin, £1,071; Draped jersey top by Donna Karan, £702.

Row 3: (L-R) Feathered leather tote by Burberry Prorsum, £1,081; Logo brass cuff by Fendi, £191; Gatekeeper 18-karat gold and emerald ring by Solange Azagury Partridge, £1,843.

*Photos courtesy of Net-a-Porter.com and style.com (for Haider Ackermann runway image).

All items featured above are available now at net-a-porter.com, select monobrand and multi-brand boutiques and fine departmental stores worldwide.

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