PLEATS PLEASE: A CLASSIC TREND FOR THE NEW SEASON

By Talitha Ward

Box pleats, knife pleats, accordion pleats – we love them all! Issey Miyake may arguably be the master of this trend, but our LDC brands are innovators of their own with these unique and luxurious pieces.

Fashion enthusiasts have an endless love affair with pleats and we are in full agreement. Pleats create a stylised look that instantly makes an outfit look luxe. It’s a simple way to elevate a look with an endless array of options; box pleats, knife pleats, accordion pleats – we love them all! Issey Miyake may arguably be the master of this trend, but our LDC brands are innovators of their own with these unique and luxurious pieces.

SUBTLE

Neutral hues paired with timeless silhouettes are a simple way to incorporate pleated pieces into your wardrobe. We love the Linda Muslin Blouse from Aggi for a more laid-back approach to the plisse trend. The chiffon fabric is soft and breathable with an adjustable sash to make it completely customisable to your style, paired with the voluminous, pleated sleeves you can’t go wrong. Slip on a pair of open toed sandals like the Nicola pair by Annie & Lori and a wide leg trouser – the Tailored Trousers from Darin Hachem are our fave – for an effortless, luxe look.

Tailored Trousers in Beige
Tailored Trousers in Beige
Tailored Trousers in Beige
Tailored Trousers in Beige

Tailored Trousers in Beige

£400.00
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Linda Muslin White Blouse
Linda Muslin White Blouse
Linda Muslin White Blouse
Linda Muslin White Blouse
Linda Muslin White Blouse
Linda Muslin White Blouse
Linda Muslin White Blouse
Linda Muslin White Blouse
Linda Muslin White Blouse

Linda Muslin White Blouse

£265.00
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Nicola in Black
Nicola in Black
Nicola in Black
Nicola in Black

Nicola in Black

£130.00
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PLEATS ON PLEATS

We get it, we can’t get enough of a pleat either – sometimes more really is more. The Elixir Top by Georgia Hardinge is one of a kind – made from velvet and crafted with a bespoke pleating technique, it’s perfectly finished with a gathered cut out detail. If you’re feeling a more toned-down look, pair this top with your favourite jeans and go-to heels for an instantly stylised look. Ready to go all in? Pair with Aggi’s pleated Elvira Skirt for a head-to-toe plisse number and finish the look with the Shokupan Mini Bag from Kikiito for a look that’s sure to turn heads this spring.

Elvira Cream White Skirt
Elvira Cream White Skirt
Elvira Cream White Skirt
Elvira Cream White Skirt
Elvira Cream White Skirt

Elvira Cream White Skirt

£145.00
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Georgia Hardinge Plush velvet purple elixir top
Georgia Hardinge Plush velvet purple elixir top
Georgia Hardinge Long sleeved Elixer top in Rust
Georgia Hardinge Long sleeved Elixer top in Slate Grey

Elixir Top

£110.00
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Shokupan Mini Black
Shokupan Mini Black
Shokupan Mini Black
Shokupan Mini Black

Shokupan Mini Black

£298.00
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BOLD

Freedom is finally upon us and a rapidly filling social calendar is the perfect excuse to pull out a striking look. The Dazed Dress by Georgia Hardinge is crafted from recycled polyester in Hardinge’s signature sunray pleating technique. The immaculate attention to detail makes this dress one of our faves, finished with an asymmetrical draped hemline and gathered detailing for extra flair. Pair this showstopper dress with a set of simple gold jewellery like Patty Rose’s No.11 Necklace and Pyla’s Irene Earrings for the perfect, out on the town look.

PATTY ROSE CHAIN No.11 NECKLACE
PATTY ROSE CHAIN No.11 NECKLACE

PATTY ROSE CHAIN No.11 NECKLACE

£119.00
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Irene Earrings
Irene Earrings
Irene Earrings

Irene Earrings

£31.00
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PATTERNED PLISSE

For the seasoned pleat enthusiast or for those of us who love mixing and matching styles and fabrics, pleats alone are sometimes not enough. Inspired by modern art and geometric colour blocking, Judy Wu’s Sunray Skirt is the embodiment of abstract expression. Crafted from a silk crepe fabric, it combines both pleated and printed material for a truly bold and artistic look. Let the skirt be the star of the show with a white tee, like Asmuss’ Panelled T-Shirt, and a pair of metallic boots (we love the Lou Cuir Irisé Argent boots by Pete Sorensen) or style it down with a pair of Trash Planet chunky trainers for a fun, off-duty look.

Panelled T-shirt in White
Panelled T-shirt in White
Panelled T-shirt in White
Asmuss Panelled T-shirt in White Organic Cotton and Recycled Polyester worn by Clare with a beautiful bunch of flowers in front of her face.
Side view of Asmuss Panelled T-shirt in White Organic Cotton and Recycled Polyester worn by Clare with a beautiful bunch of flowers in front of her face.
Back view of Asmuss Panelled T-shirt in White Organic Cotton and Recycled Polyester worn by Clare with a beautiful bunch of flowers.

Panelled T-shirt in White

£99.00
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Silk Crepe Pleated Sunray Skirt in Prints
Silk Crepe Pleated Sunray Skirt in Prints
Silk Crepe Pleated Sunray Skirt in Prints
Silk Crepe Pleated Sunray Skirt in Prints
Silk Crepe Pleated Sunray Skirt in Prints

Silk Crepe Pleated Sunray Skirt in Prints

£390.00
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