As someone whose job often includes spotting trends, I've developed over the years a pretty keen eye for looking at the finer details. When it comes to emerging styles, it's usually the intricacies that make all the difference, whether that's the way a top is cut or the precise print that is currently pervading Instagram.
Speaking of intricacies, this summer, there seems to be one key fabric detail that has been trending across both high-street and contemporary labels. Elasticated shirring, or smocked fabric, seems to be everywhere, used to create a detailed scrunch effect across dresses, skirts, shirts and more.
Of course, shirring is not new. The detail has been around for decades. Though this summer, it seems to have gained particular prominence with the fashion set thanks to brands like Ganni, Faithfull the Brand and Sir the Label utilising shirring in new and different ways. We've seen it appear across midi skirts and on sectioned bodices of blouses and button-down shirts.
Keep scrolling to see how the fashion set is embracing the trend, and then shop shirred pieces.