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Twist and drape

Eryn Behan

Eryn Behan

Who needs fancy prints or trims when the season’s hottest trend is about the sculptural possibilities of the fabric itself? Ginger Trend Consulting for Mudpie deconstructs the look.

Eryn Behan is director of Ginger Trend Consulting, the exclusive agent for UK trend forecaster Mudpie and its online platform MPDClick, and a provider of fashion forecast services and consumer insight trends to the fashion and interior design industries throughout Australasia.

On the streets and in the glossies sensual twists and drapes adorn everything from languid dresses to statement separates. This feminine trend made a bold impact on the a/w 09/10 global runways with high fashion favourite Balenciaga spearheading the style, and it’s set to take a romantic leap into s/s 10.

The look demands a sensual silhouette and celebrates cleverly manipulated volume, and can be interpreted for high fashion edge for s/s 10’s romantic feminine appeal. Expect to see soft folds in sugar sweet shades, further expanding the seasons feminine signature.

A selection of savvy retailers such as TopShop and Forever 21 have already included some ‘twist and drape’ garments within their womenswear ranges. Follow suit and bring some in store now as this trend is set to escalate in the coming months. Single block colours work best, making the most of feature folds.

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