God is in the details. In other words, just as designers embellish collars or hems, they have tricks up their sleeves too - for, well, crafting the perfect sleeve.
This season, sleeves took a dramatic turn, with oversized funnel cuts appearing everywhere from on a classic white shirt at Michael Kors Collection, to a printed kaftan at Dolce & Gabbana.
Then there were the girlish, babydoll-style voluminous sleeves at Miu Miu, Erdem and Alexander McQueen, all of which conjured a potent mix of Victoriana, the New Romantics and frou-frou prairie styles.
Balloon and bouffant sleeves championed fashion’s passion for voluminous shapes at JW Anderson and Lanvin. The latter label showed dressy yet simple white shirts - think minimal seams, hidden button stands and starched collars and cuffs. Paired with dark bottoms, the ensembles echoed a chaste elegance underscored with just the right amount of evening drama via the shirts’ roomy bishop sleeves.
Sculptural ruffles were ingenious touches, giving fanciful sleeves a sense of newness. At Valentino, feather-trimmed armholes mimicked capped sleeves while clever drapery at Marni gave asymmetric sleeves a new vibe.
Truly, this season presents a chance to wear your art on your sleeve. For inspiration, check out the gallery above.