From Chanel and Fendi to JW Anderson, ribbons are on the runways and promising to lend us mere mortals a bit of ballerina elegance
I would have loved to be a ballerina, what with their elegance, their straight posture, and porté – the very opposite of mine right now, half laying on my desk! This passion for ballet can only be the reason why I love ribbons so much. I have a black one at home which I often wear either as a tie on a white silk shirt, in my hair around a ponytail, or as a belt on top of a summer dress.
And apparently I am not the only one to have a crush on ballet! Mary Helen Bowers, a professional ballerina, recently founded the Ballet Beautiful method and it’s become THE most glamorous sport for the it-girls. Their off-duty looks are composed of not just beautiful and tight bodies, but also classic light pink ballet shoes laced around the ankles with matching ribbons – it’s no surprise that it influenced the new collections and that designers integrated them almost everywhere.
Chanel used them in the Cruise 17/18 collection in the form of hair accessories, JW Anderson revisited the classic design of his famous Pierce Bag by adding a lots of ribbons to it – same thing for Fendi, where bags, straps, and also clothing was covered in beautiful and colorful binding for the upcoming season. There’s no need to mention Miu Miu and the often imitated, never equaled, ballerinas…
No doubt about it: Ribbons have a bright future ahead!
French and Swiss, Oriane moved to Berlin to pursue her interest in all things creative. She loves art and photography and does a lot of yoga, also to balance out her passion for great cuisine - a real foodie so to say. And of course, she is obsessed with fashion, which you can tell from her weakness for peplum cuts and ruffles. At hey woman! Oriane is responsible for shooting, producing and styling as well as editing and collage design.