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Fashion forward: Folded ensembles - The Hindu

Fashion forward: Folded ensembles – The Hindu

Curled up in my bed, I was ready to live-stream the Grammys red carpet. I wan’t about to watch the awards show as it was anyways rigged — allegedly. What I love about Grammy’s fashion is that artistes are literally walking music-videos on the red carpet with the zaniest of clothing, of which one would wonder ‘how does one sit in that?’

But it was one outfit that had me observing an ongoing trend that dropped off a lot of fashionistas’ radars: Kylie Jenner in a pale pink jumpsuit with exaggerated folds. The ensemble by Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing. The Frenchman had gone all-out on the jumpsuit with wing-like off-shoulder sleeves and gloves.

No crumples, please

I like to think Brigitte Bardot had something to do with the popularisation of folds in dresses. Moving closer to home, Rakul Preet Singh wore a lemon-yellow bodycon Bardot-style dress from fast fashion brand House Of CB.

We can thank Zuhair Murad, Ralph & Russo and the likes for the fact that these elegant folds are now a closet staple. So what’s the key to folds not looking like it’s just been haphazardly worn? We’ve discussed the importance of structure back when Deepika Padukone rocked a suit at Cannes so same philosophy applies here. Clever tailoring coupled with intuitive placement of the folds so it complements the wearer and not englufing them in what will surely otherwise resemble a week’s worth of laundry.

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