Tuesday, 13 December 2011

The Flouncy Peplums

The curves are back in fashion. And so, designers are donning the flouncy Peplums once again in their collections for the season, which were actually introduced during the fifties as a part of the New Look by Dior. A peplum is a short flared, gathered, or pleated strip of fabric attached at the waist of a woman's jacket, dress, or blouse to create a hanging frill or flounce. They secure the waist and highlight curves in a way that’s enticing yet modest.

The peplum can be made deliberately flared and enhanced to accentuate greater curve to the hips or closely fit to the stomach and the hips to emphasize on the tight waist of the garment. A peplum can either be part of the dress or worn as a belt over a bottom half. Peplums add an extra charm to simple pieces of ensembles. They are a kind of über feminine. It is also one of the most-liked on the red carpet at the moment.
"My Week with Marilyn" UK Premiere, Emma Watson
2011 CFDA Fashion Awards, Chloë Sevigny
Blake lively
Cannes Film Festival 2011, Aishwarya Rai
The latest among the repertoires on the runway which were among my top-list can be seen here. Not only the designers have made these peplums look so chic once again but also they have used sumptuous fabrics & colors. Some have even reinvented the original peplum into avant-garde shapes.

fall 2011 couture Chanel
fall 2011 ready-to-wear Cynthia Steffe
fall 2011 ready-to-wear Mary Katrantzou
fall 2011 ready-to-wear Moschino
fall 2011 ready-to-wear Sportmax
pre-fall 2012 DKNY
spring 2011 ready-to-wear David Koma
spring 2011 ready-to-wear Juan Carlos Obando
spring 2011 ready-to-wear PPQ
spring 2012 ready-to-wear Christian Dior
spring 2012 ready-to-wear Jason Wu
spring 2012 ready-to-wear Vera Wang
Inspired by this coming back of a lovely trend, I had my imagination go wild. So I just made a random illustration in between my classes on the Sketchpad in my Mac. I wish to own a peplum dress or make one myself sooner. :)