Fashion: Crease is the word

Issey Miyake has built an entire collection around them, and now the fashion world has decreed that pleats - box, knife or kick - are 'in'. Styling by Sophia Neophitou. Photographs by Mauricio Guillem
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Top row, left cream pleat dress, pounds 1,500, by Comme des Garcons, 59 Brook Street, London W1. Enquiries, 0171-493 1258

Bottom row, centre black organza pleat dress, pounds 620, by Helmut Lang, from Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge, London SW3, enquiries 0171-584 0011, and Browns, 23-27 South Molton Street, London W1. Enquiries, 0171-491 7833

Centre white short-sleeve shirt, pounds 78, white box-pleat skirt, pounds 145, both by Trussardi, available

to order. Enquiries, 00 33 1 55 35 32 50

Bottom row, right

red pleated print dress, pounds 240, by Pleats Please by Issey Miyake, 20 Brook Street, London W1, and Liberty, Regent Street, London W1. Enquiries, 0171-351 0903

Stylist: Sophia Neophitou

Stylist's assistant: Holly Davies

Model: Shannon Plumb