I am a little ruffled out this season. Don’t get me wrong, I like the ruffles but it’s on everything and everywhere…can we do something different? How about some pleating? Yeah, it’s similar but how about some clean press pleats. I was looking at my favorite magazine Surface and saw this cool pleat detail on a fashion photo. So, I thought hey, why not?  Could be an update to the ruffle. Here are my sketches done in blue pencil. Love my blue pencil.

Cheers.

Inspirtion picture of pleat. Taken from Surface magazine. I like the overlayers on shirt as well.

Inspiration picture of pleat. Taken from Surface magazine. I like the overlays of material on shirt as well.

Pleat on vamp...snake skin maybe...would u dare?

Pleat on vamp...snake skin maybe...would u dare? I like the heel detail.

Top view..different lengths of pleat possibly...

Top view..different lengths of pleat possibly...

Pleat on vamp...

Pleat on vamp of sandal.

The pleat doesn't have to be taken literally. Look at the arms on the sleeve of the model. Pleated overlays?

The pleat doesn't have to be taken literally. Look at the arms on the sleeve of the model. Pleated overlays?

Pleated top bootie.

Pleated top bootie.

Side pleats with elaticized/rushed belt with d rings. I like the idea of a wrapped wedge with a super demi wood heel.

Side pleats with elaticized/rusched belt with d rings. I like the idea of a wrapped wedge with a super demi wood heel.