Ruffles are always a fashion favorite on the runway, but for Spring 2013 designers elevated the ruffle to sophisticated places leaving behind the fussy flounce and favoring elegant ripples of fabric masterfully bias cut. While the deep frills edged necklines, waists and cuffs, pay homage to centuries old tradition the silhouettes strike a contemporary balance. At Ralph Lauren flounced ruffles on thigh high slit skirts lent a dramatic spanish flair. In true Givenchy style designers presented feminine ruffles framing necklines in clean ladylike elegance. chloe marni pete pilotto balenciaga j w anderson
Experts featuring this trend include Fashionista "Reduced Ruffles", Style.com "Every Flounce Counts", Vogue "The Ruffle", WWD "For the Frill of it all", and New York Magazine "Ruffles".
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Runway images courtesy of Fashionologie.
For Spring 2013 designers are inspired by a wide range of influences, from the delicate detailing of lace and ruffles to the dynamic prints of stripes and snakeskin.