White is the New Black
What do you wear when you have nothing to wear? The go-to, monochromatic, sartorial fallback of an all black look, of course. This season, designers (literally, almost all of them) have presented a “brighter” option for our old monochromatic standby, showing head to toe winter-ready white in the form of chic eveningwear, tailored pantsuits and everything in between. Lyn Devon goes super sweet and retro chic with a modest angora sweater and tea-length duchesse satin skirt. Cushnie et Ochs offer winter white separates as sleek tailored trousers paired with a sheer collared top make the trend as seductive as their curve-hugging dresses. Alexander Wang doesn’t disappoint with his edgy twist, detailed with pearlescent fringe and black fishnet stockings.
"Knife pleating, considered one of the most basic types of pleating, and is used even today in skirts and gowns. It can be definitely dated to the 16th century, though earlier use is likely, and has been commonly used for basic gathering purposes".... We didn't mean to put you to sleep.
Flash forward to 2011... From Marchesa to Lyn Devon, the knife pleat came back to the runway this spring as sharp and eye-catching as ever. Marchesa's knife-pleated bronze silk-organza dress with dazzling crystal embellishment was a show-stopping cocktail choice worn by Actress Anna Kendrick at this year's Red Carpet Fashion Awards.