I am not afraid to take risks when it comes to color and style – my clothes are a form of my creative self-expression. Pleats – a trend that has always been a must-have. Who does not own at least one pleated garment? Nowadays in every woman’s wardrobe, the pleated dress, skirt or top has become a timeless piece. Thanks to the early 90s and the genius designer Issey Miyake that, with his pleats line, gave us the practicality to throw dresses, jackets and suits in our suitcase, without having to iron them afterwards.
There’s nothing more ladylike than a dress or top that has pretty pleats. Currently designers play with pleats and reinterpret the trend in a more modern version. In my opinion, wearing a light and airy pleated piece feels good and special. This knee-length dress in chiffon crêpe with a V-neck, has flattering adjustable shoulder straps and pleated frills. Seam at the waist, a concealed zip at the back and a pleated skirt, combined with my favorite Dior shoes and Cult Gaia bag, is one of my favorite summer looks I have been wearing lately.
Shot by Tony Gigov at the Wüstenhaus Schönbrunn (Schönbrunn Desert House), which is a desert botanical exhibit in Vienna, Austria. This beautiful botanical house was built in 1904 by the architect Alphons Custodis, with the encouragement of Charles von Hügel as the newest of the four botanical houses in Schönbrunn Palace Park.
Photography by Tony Gigov for ©DisiCouture