Why We Love It
Manipulating fabric in sculpturing ways (some technically impossible until now) is the season’s most intriguing alternative to embroidery or ornamentation. While the shapes are classic, the layering, folding and draping result in compelling plays of shadow and light.
How to Wear It
Whether you prefer tiers of romance, stark architecture or a looser, more laundered look, there’s so much drama on the surface that accessories are likely to prove a distraction. You may not even want your long hair to compete. Pull it back. Trust in the craftsmanship.
Photos: left, Carolina Herrera; right, Prada
Ports 1961 by Tia Cibani
Silk dress, Ports 1961 by Tia Cibani, $575; at select Neiman Marcus stores, call 888-888-4757.
Tank, Old Navy, $10; buy online now at oldnavy.com .
Silk ruffle top, Juicy Couture, $498; Call 310-550-0736.
Viscose-cotton dress, A.P.C, $270; Call 212-966-0069.
Silk satin bag, Alberta Ferretti, $710; Call 310-652-9000.
Polyester-viscose top, Pudel, $110; visit pudel.co.uk.