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Spring/Summer '19's Most Ubiquitous Decorative Detail Makes For Some Really Fly Fashion

So what if feathers are frivolous?

To close his romantic, Hitchcock-esque outing of relaxed, ladylike dresses for Rochas, Alessandro Dell’Acqua sent out more of them (and this bag) stitched with thousands of ostrich feathers.

Rochas silk dress and leather shoulder bag with feathers, Club21 Four Seasons

This feathered scarf with a touch of gypsy added to the drama of Gucci’s avant-garde theatre-inspired collection. 

Silk dress with sequins, matching scarf with feathers, resin earrings, metal necklace and felt hat, Gucci

To achieve the frothy volume of his joyous, pastel-hued gowns and Pierrot-blouse suits, Marc Jacobs went for light fabrics like silk and applied ostrich feathers one by one in opposite directions.

Silk-blend crop top and matching pantaloons with feathers, Marc Jacobs

Dries Van Noten went down the sporty route with technical fabrics and athletic details like mountaineering cords, but retained glamour with feather trimmings that were sustainably sourced then dyed, or recreated with plastic.

Leather clutch with feathers, Dries Van Noten

Pierpaolo Piccioli delivered one of the season’s most sumptuous collections at Valentino with simple,
couture-cut gowns, separates and accessories splashed with colours, Gauguin-inspired prints and feathers.

Leather sandals with detachable feather-trimmed strap, Valentino

Feathers tend to evoke old-world glamour, but not at MSGM, which sent out a trio of swingy, neon-hued minidresses swathed in hand-dyed feathers. 

Cotton jacket and silk dress with feathers, MSGM

This was first seen in Female’s April 2019 issue.

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