Ruffles, a trend traditionally reserved for formal occasions, have made their way to ready-to-wear. For spring, the look is mixed with embroidered blooms and floral patterns. At Alexander McQueen, muted wild flowers float on a sheer ruffled fabric, while a tiered gown at Marchesa showcases stitched blossoms and cascading layers. Dolce & Gabbana took a menswear approach, pairing the trend with an exaggerated button-down silhouette and Marc Jacobs went girly, using hot pink pleated silk to construct oversized ruffles front and center. To recreate the look, reach for your sculpting brush as nail artist Torie Bastian did here, crafting 3-D nail art with a touch of glitter.
Torie Bastian is the owner of The Polished Pinky in Crown Point, Indiana. She is a guest artist for CND and has painted nails at New York Fashion Week.
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[Images: (Runway Images) Andreea Angelescu; (Nail Art) Armando Sanchez]