December 5, 2017 - shirtdresses
Can ruffles be sexy? Tanya Taylor thinks so. In a past, her printed dresses mostly lopsided sweet—lots of volume, tiered flounces, thick embellishments—but she’s been streamlining things of late. Pre-Fall 2018 followed a same lines as her Spring ’18 uncover in September, that is to contend a lines skimmed tighten to a physique and had a sultry, liquid drape. Instead of unbending poplin ruffles, for instance, these were deconstructed to cascade down a dress or nictitate around a sleeve. A few numbers mimicked a outcome of scarves descending off a body, like a cornflower blue mixed-print dress with a handkerchief hem and asymmetrical neckline. Prepare to see it during a lot of weddings subsequent summer, ditto a grass-green, ruched floral robe with a singular badge during a shoulder.
Taylor’s moodboard was tacked with photos from Hotel Il Pellicano in a 1970s, a “golden summer camp” for women like Elsa Peretti and Marta Marzotto. It sensitive her tone palette of ultra-brights and sun-faded stripes, as good as a lovable loll embroideries on a poplin shirtdress. Taylor and her group drew any one by hand, afterwards combined tufts of immature thread for palm leaves or stripes of tone to fill in a sailboat. The outcome was charmingly personal. By a time that dress hits stores subsequent June, you’ll expected be prepared to take it on an Italian journey of your own.