Darlings, this fall, it's all about pretty pleating! Before you go clothes shopping, be sure to pick up the essential tome on the subject:
Book: Leon Kalajian and George Kalajian, Pleating Fundamentals for Fashion Design, at schifferbooks.com. For seamstresses and fashion devotees alike, this lovely little volume offers both explicit instructions for sewers and exquisite depictions of pleats, from organic, handmade creations to machine pleating.
Runway Inspiration: Dries Van Noten S/S 2014, pictured via Pinterest.
Sara Battaglia plisse mini leather bucket bag, at net-a-porter.com.
Sacai velvet-trim pleated printed chiffon blouse, at net-a-porter.com.
Monse shirtdress with pleated skirt, at shopbazaar.com.
Junya Watanabe asymmetric pleated tartan twill mini dress, at net-a-porter.com.
3.1 Phillip Lim white Origami pleat pants, at shopbazaar.com.
Facetasm layered jacquard skirt, at net-a-porter.com.
Gucci pleated printed silk-satin midi skirt, at net-a-porter.com.
Alaia pleated two-tone knitted midi skirt, at net-a-porter.com.
Valentino pleated silk skirt, at mytheresa.com.
Giambattista Valli pleated silk-crepe and tulle gown, at mytheresa.com.
Darlings, which of these pretty pleated pieces do you prefer?