FASHION SHOWS: 19-22 APRIL 2023 / TRADE SHOW: 21-23 APRIL 2023 - BARCELONA

Whimsical Waves

Simple strips of curled-up fabric, but with a surprising effect: they flow one after another on the dress like whipped cream, they give skirts a cloud-like effect, turning them into real sculptures: yes, we’re talking about ruffles.

Ruffles are back on the dresses of the Bridal and Haute Couture runways, a symbol of romance and relaxed elegance. Designer Giambattista Valli knows a thing or two about mini ruffles, the label’s signature. Theatrical creations by Inmaculada GarcIa and Julia Kontogruni presented at the VBBFW.

Giambattista Valli / Inmaculada García / Julia Kontogruni

Giambattista Valli / Inmaculada García / Julia Kontogruni

Fabrics are decorated with sinuous waves, enriched with delicate pleats and giving a little bit of irony to the embroidery (Ralph & Russo) and the accessories, such as the exuberant Pronovias shawl.

Ralph & Russo / Pronovias / Ralph & Russo

Ralph & Russo / Pronovias / Ralph & Russo

Grace and lightness are the strong points of this creation, with fabrics that seem to evaporate as they accompany the movements of the body. The dresses by Marchesa and Francesco Scognamiglio are ethereal, while Demetrios chooses large volumes but always in the name of lightness.

Marhcesa / Scognamiglio / Demetrios

Marhcesa / Scognamiglio / Demetrios

By Elisa Nascimbene, for VBBFW

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