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  • 15 September 2016

Ready to raise a ruffle, yet again? The fluid trend is still going strong into the next season. From Altuzarra, Anna Sui,
to Zimmermann, the trend swept the catwalks. Elevated with tiers, trimmed hemlines and sleeves with frills, it makes
for the perfect excuse to sweeten up your look. While Marchesa's use of colours to tailor a story from morning to dusk
adds a fantastical charm to the collection, you can always modernize the flounce with a sharp blazer.

What's sunny, bright, and lends a pop on the dullest of days? Zingy lemon that's interesting enough to emulate.
And that's exactly what designers like Naeem Khan, Tibi, and Reem Cara and others brought to the catwalk. While the lineup from Creatures of Comfort had understandably chic ensembles, designer Jade Lai's visit to Mexico inspired the transient pieces adding layers of colour. We are so in love with this burst of neon we got to see that we can't wait to pack it in the bag. Until then, we know what colour submarine we'd like cruising in during Summer!

One really can't have enough of a good thing. And this season seems no different. Fashion's obsession with the shoulder shuffle continues and dominated the catwalks. Even though Monse worked deconstructed shirting into her collection she
made quite an impact with her version of the one-shoulder. Jonathan Simkhai, Christian Siriano, and Zimmermann gave the trend maximum mileage with waterfall hemlines and tight cuts. We aren't complaining either - off-shoulder, cold shoulder, and now the one-shoulder, we know the trend has got serious game.

We are so taken in with playful strategic cut-outs that upgrade a style instantly. Not everyone can get it right but New York showed us otherwise. The trend was fashion's favourite being liberally used by designers like Vivienne Tam, Nicole Miller, as well as Anna Sui. Proenza however took the lead in giving slick looks that were part provocative and part sophisticated. For a refreshingly sharp and understated take we can't help draw inspiration from Monique Ihuiller. 


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