When it comes to couture, details definitely matter. This Paris Couture Week, many designers used ruffles of different sizes on various parts of their creations.
To see what we mean, we spotted nine looks from the runways which used the detail for that quirky spin to any outfit.
The Italian brand took inspiration form the Victorian era, and made gowns with the signature ruffled collars. Plus, they also styled the models with hair and accessories that matched the theme.
Alexis Mabille also utilized the ruffled collar look, as well as the bottom part of the dress. The nude color also made the look more elegant with a hint of playfulness.
Chanel used minimal ruffles and pleats to create soft textures on their dresses like this one. The dark color also made the details more noticeable, and the silver belt buckle added more glitter to it.
To go with its sleek eveningwear theme―comprised of both gowns and pantsuits―Givenchy treated ruffles as a light accent on the waist and torso. The dress’ flowy material also shows how light-weight it is to wear.
Ralph & Russo
Ralph & Russo’s eveningwear mostly had long flowing trains to accompany the delicate designs of the gowns. Some, like this blue and white ensemble, had overflowing pleats and ruffles gliding down the runway.
One look at this collection and you can tell that it’s all about the oversized sleeves. Amid all the puffy sleeves, this tube dress in particular was paired with layered ruffles that stretched from the neck area to the arms.
To imitate the appearance of flowers, Giles Deacon embellished a violet dress with ruffles. Plus, this couture piece looks like an easy look to pull off on a regular day.
Viktor & Rolf proves you can never be too vibrant and wild in terms designs. Multi-colored jackets, ball gowns, and pants ruled the runway, and were topped off with exaggerated ruffles and fringes to create a somehow tattered look.