THE BIG DRAPE
There is a new softness pervading fashion, with fluid fabrics and roomy cuts giving silhouettes a relaxed, louche feel. Volume is controlled by gathered details and placed drapery at neck, waist and sleeve. The effect is mostly achieved with sewn-in ruching, but channel elastic and drawstrings offer more alternatives. Soft wovens and cut-and-sew jerseys work equally well, whether in matte or lustrous finishes.