April 11, 2008

S/S08 Trend: Translating the Lanvin Ruffles

Lanvin's S/S08 collection was one of my favourite S/S08 shows. I liked the vibrant colours, the ruffles, the way the silk dresses seemed to flow around the models -everything was just so gorgeous. Unfortunately, Lanvin's not exactly the most accessable brand -its designs are admired by the fashion crowd but they don't get copied too much by highstreet stores (compared to other brands like Balenciaga and Miu Miu,) and of course, most people can't afford Lanvin clothes -maybe some people can afford the accessories.

The huge ruffles was one of the main features. It came as part of a one-sided top and dress.

Ruffles sashaying on both vertical sides of the dress.
Ruffles becoming the main feature of the dresses.
The beige, one-sided, ruffled dress by Lanvin is available at a Zara near you! -In linen (or some other rough material) rather than silk though.

So when I first thought of ruffled clothes, the first thing that came to mind was Rebecca Taylor's ruffled camisole -it's one of the most wearable item, and it's kind of affordable yet still looks classy because it's made of silk. If only I had 212usd to dish out.
Rebecca Taylor's also got this tie-dye dress. Normally I am nota fan of all things tie-dyed, but I love this dress! It's got just the right amount of ruffles and the way it 'ruffles' downwards in the direction of the changing colours -it's so pretty! I imagine it would be such a great day or night summer dress -I want!
For something very casual, Ella Moss's Abbey Tank Dress is a daydress candidate -although I'm not too sure about the elastic band in the middle. For something more girly and that can be for both day and night, I like this purple, layered dress by Madison Marcus.
Top Shop's got these one-shouldered, chiffon-like material, girly dresses. I'm always not sure about these dresses because they seem too formal, or black & white for daytime, I'm don't know where I'll wear them to for nighttime either.

I just think they're so pretty!I really like this Top Shop Boutique dress because the colours are so 'now' and the design is so wearable. Too bad I wasn't in London when it was released because they've run out of sizes online, as usual!
This black dress by Ong is from last season, but I like that it's simple and doesn't scream 'girly', yet the fabric on one side makes the dress more interesting.
Always on top of dress trends, AKA already has a one-shouldered, ruffle top and ruffled, strapless dresses available. They do kind of remind me of the Lanvin style!
This is one of Lauren's more interesting dress choices -usually her choices are sort of boring -and I really like it! I think this Geren Ford dress has got just the right amount of ruffles along both sides to liven up the basic dress, but the dress still feels unfussy. The colour is vibrant and it looks young (short dress) and fun -how very The Hills!
PS. Yes, I realise not all ruffled clothes were inspired by Lanvin, and some of these clothes don't look particularly Lanvin-inspired, but it's convenient to group them all here!

45 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like this trend a lot! I'm not finding a lot of big ruffles on clothing in stores, but I do see a lot of smaller, layered ruffles as details on pieces.

P.S. I think Lauren Conrad's dress is actually by Geren Ford, not Green Ford.

4/11/2008 6:17 AM  
Blogger Harrods Girl said...

Anon 11:17pm -Thanks. I changed it to Geren Ford.

4/11/2008 6:45 AM  
Anonymous yourfriendfrombleuclothing said...

Lauren bought that dress at Bleu Clothing, hand selected by the owner Gabrielle Zuccaro.

Bleu currently has over 100+ one shoulder, strappy, draping, full, ruffled little flirty dresses that are sure to tickle you pink for the warm weather!

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4/11/2008 7:09 AM  
Blogger AR said...

I love the Rebecca Taylor ruffle top tanks, they look like something I would definitely wear out at night. I'm not really a big fan of the one shoulder look though - I know it's in right now but I don't know ... it just doesn't work for me.

4/11/2008 8:03 AM  
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4/11/2008 8:26 AM  
Blogger Knikki said...

Oh, I love this ruffle trend. It's everywhere and I can't get enough of it. For some reason I don't want a dress with ruffles, though(*other than the green one posted). I want a greyish black pencil skirt with ruffles at the bottom that barely graze the top of the knee. No idea why.

Great post.

4/11/2008 8:46 AM  
Anonymous savvy gal said...

I am going to Zara tomorrow. Ella Moss dresses are very easy to wear. She's one of my favorite designers. I just bought her one-shoulder dress from Saks for $117, pretty reasonable nowadays.... I think.

4/11/2008 9:22 AM  
Anonymous mimi said...

personally, i think ruffles looks more sophisticated when dramatic. the less emphasised ruffle look looks too juvenile (with the exception of lauren's dress at the bottom, that looks great).

you really can make the dramatic look work for casual/day wear. a girl from my class at uni wore a white ruffled blouse similar to the first picture (except not QUITE as huge) with black sass&bide's and look amazing.

if you are going to wear ruffles, you really go for it (a la the lanvin style you should) or you dont wear it at all. the rebecca taylor, topshot etc. all look like they have taken a weak attempt at the ruffle.

4/11/2008 10:17 AM  
Blogger NLock said...

I love the strapless ruffles top. Very cute.

4/12/2008 4:03 AM  
Blogger Anne Corrons said...

I wish I had one of these fabulous Lanvin dresses!

4/12/2008 7:03 AM  
Blogger Chic is Chic said...

i love lanvin, beautiful collection...is miu miu really cheaper than lanvin? i never knew...i thoght they were pretty similar prices

4/12/2008 7:06 AM  
Blogger aficionada said...

♥ All are very gorgeous dresses!!

4/12/2008 9:22 AM  
Blogger Hayley said...

I love the purple Lanvin dress!

4/12/2008 12:22 PM  
Blogger KARA said...

That purple Lanvin is to die for! The color is just so breath taking!!
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4/12/2008 12:51 PM  
Anonymous HeyFlirt said...

gorgeous dresses!

4/13/2008 4:27 AM  
Blogger Secretista said...

This just makes me anticipate the opening of NY's Topshop!

4/13/2008 8:13 AM  
Anonymous WIE said...

just beautyful!

4/13/2008 9:52 PM  
Blogger jenny h. said...

i love the ruffle trend.
lanvins collection was amazing.

and i tried those topshop dresses on and they were okay.. not that special.

great blog though :)

4/13/2008 10:16 PM  
Blogger Tina said...

i love ruffles!
lanvin's collection was gorgeous.

and i love those rebecca taylor camisoles, too.
they would look so adorable peeking out from underneath a blazer.

4/14/2008 9:14 AM  
Blogger Pooja_Mirpuri said...

Karen Millen have a great ruffle dress and top, which seem to be quite Lanvin inspired
xx

4/16/2008 5:16 AM  
Blogger FashionDevotee said...

I love ruffles and I love the Lanvin look as well. Bright colored ruffles are definately the look for the spring. I agree Lauren Conrad's style is really plain. I thought I was the only person with that opinion. Great Post!

4/16/2008 7:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So I get ruffles... but curious how you dress them down on a, shall we say, thicker girl. :-/

4/17/2008 4:08 AM  
Anonymous serpentine said...

Check out the Kingdom of Style blog. She has a picture of a ruffle one-shoulder top from Linea / House of Fraser that is a very near interpretation of the Lanvin look. Doesn't seem to be on the HoF website yet

4/18/2008 4:58 AM  
Blogger Key said...

Lavin rocks ruffles! those are nicee ruffles!
the blue dress is so girly.
I love it!

4/20/2008 11:36 AM  
Blogger jobs said...

i love lanvin , j have found a very nice video clips trough all years at fashion tv web site www.ftv.com/lanvin alber albaz realy takes this brand to inovative and creative season after season . well done

4/21/2008 5:54 AM  
Anonymous Harisnya Webáruház said...

i love the Rebecca Taylor's top too.
but i bit stary. not people at streets.
the black white rulez.

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4/22/2008 1:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

amazing show!
gorgeous dresses!!

i've seen the video of Lanviv s/s show here: http://www.ftv.com/fashion/page.php?P=743&SearchString=lanvin

must take a look!
enjoy :)

4/22/2008 5:54 PM  
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I love the ruffle trend. Many of these dresses are beautiful.

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