It looks like it's going to be a pleat-tastic Summer this year! We saw all kinds of tricky pleating on the runway at RAFW, from neon, knife-fine precision at Magdalena Velevska, to crumpled silks at White Suede, to feats of 3D engineering at Dion Lee. Long, sheer, gauzy maxi-skirts scraped the floor at Michael Lo Sordo, and full skirted frocks at Alice McCall reminded us how this simple technique can add an architectural edge to voluminous silhouettes. Our only concern is who'll be doing the ironing. Bags not!
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