fabric, usually in folds; adorn
something in folds; drapery
It was all about draping yesterday during the New York Fall collections. Where many of the designers, staging their collections in Bryant Park, seemed to have no clue of what they were showing, the ones standing out , all had draping in common. Is this still a follow-up to this season's drapery collection from BALENCIAGA and will Europe continue this trend? With draping it's always interesting (and sometimes painful) to see, which designer masters this seemingly simple, but oh so complicated technic. The draping for the said BALENCIAGA collection for example, looked exquisit, but after a second look was too horizontal. Meaning that although, the little satin number looked utterly chic on Liya Kebede, it would make an average woman with a bit of legs and hips look twice as big because of the horizontal draping. And no, they were not supposed to be completely vertical either, but just a few inches south, would have done the trick...
COSTELLO TAGLIAPIETRA F/W 2010
PREEN F/W 2010
JASON WU F/W 2010TTFN ♥