Fabulous Feathers for Spring

Chanel Spring 2011 New York Magazine Feb. 21-28, 2011

Maybe something is the air? Fanciful feathers fluttered down spring runway after runway. Whether they were subtle accents on a ladylike dress,  offered an extra exotic flare to a glamazon gown, or made for a modernist, artsy aesthetic on a stark shift, pretty plumes added plushness, richness and dramatic effect to every look.  And designers up-and-coming (think Prabal Gurung and Zac Posen) and well-established (Karl Lagerfeld and John Galliano) alike took to this tactile trimming.

At Chanel Spring 2011, Karl Lagerfeld added feminine feathered fringe to the house’s signature tweedy shifts.

 Photo: Monica Feudi / GoRunway.com
Photo: Monica Feudi / GoRunway.com

At Alexander McQueen Spring 2011, the feathers amped up the show-stopping factor on major statement-making pieces.

 Photo: Monica Feudi / GoRunway.com
Photo: Monica Feudi / GoRunway.com

At Giambattista Valli Spring 2011, the modern looks were made even more of-the-moment with strategically placed poufs of plumes.

Photo: Yannis Vlamos / GoRunway.com
Photo: Yannis Vlamos / GoRunway.com
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John Galliano Spring 2011 added light wisps to his ethereal but stunning gowns for his own collection, and used colorful plumes for ethnic touches on eye-catching outfits at Dior.

John Galliano Photo: Yannis Vlamos / GoRunway.com
John Galliano Photo: Yannis Vlamos / GoRunway.com
Dior Photo: Yannis Vlamos / GoRunway.com
Dior Photo: Yannis Vlamos / GoRunway.com
Feathers and more feathers:
Zac Posen Marcus Tondo / GoRunway.com

Prabal Gurung Photo: Yannis Vlamos / GoRunway.com
Monique Lhuiller  Photo: Yannis Vlamos / GoRunway.com
Marchesa Photo: Marcus Tondo / GoRunway.com

 

And don’t plan to pack in your plumes when the cold sets in — designer have taken the moment into the next season, showing flouncy feather looks in their fall collections.  Plus, the best part is you can easily incorporate this avian-inspired trend into your home with soft pillows. So, go ahead and indulge your nesting instinct.

Dransfield & Ross Ostrich Feather Pillow in Celadon $530.00 (USD) excl tax

Dransfield & Ross Ostrich Feather Pillow in Aubergine $530.00 (USD) excl tax
Dransfield & Ross Round Hackel Feather Pillow $380.00 (USD) excl tax

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4 comments

  1. reynz

    I love all of these glamorous dresses. But I really want to own one of those Dranfsield & Ross pillows…if only I have $600 laying around my house…

    Cheers!
    Reyna
    ArcadianHomeDecor

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