It’s been quite a few years since ruching was the stuff of fashion trends. Without trying to sound like a fashion snob (who, me?), in recent years it’s been the go-to option for value brands looking for a low-hanging-fruit ‘sexy eveningwear’ option.
A few season ago it seemed that designers were obsessed with pushing American footballer shoulders as they all rushed to hop aboard the Vetements/Balenciaga style train. But then it all went a bit quiet.
Who says Nicolas Ghesquière isn’t up to the job of creation control as LVMH’s biggest moneyspinner? As a not-always-brilliant Fashion Month ended on Tuesday, he turned out to be spot on, silencing the whispers about his future at the brand, for now at least.
I was getting a bit bored with the same old Valentino look a few months ago (obviously, Pierpaolo Piccioli was quaking in his boots at this) but the latest collection has made me a fan once again.