The first is from an older Saks catalogue, and it pictures an Issey Miyake jacket. It’s got signature pleats, but they’re accomplished in a seeming homage to Alabama Chanin, (formerly Project Alabama), with the contradictory luxe flour-sack feel of this garment.
I also appreciate how the pleats aren’t uniform, but are random gathers held together by criss-crossing raw lace.
Above is a recent image of a folded/gathered duvet cover from Anthropologie. I’m tempted to order this just to see how the the work is done! I wonder whether one exceptionally large piece of fabric is used or whether the gathering is completed in segments. In either case, the ivory “origami-like folds” (lovely idea!) are appealing.
Always the editor, though, I’d use an ivory shell button instead of a brown wooden one throughout.
This final image isn’t recent, nor is it white, but I adore the smocking on this very adult dress from Bottega Veneta. It’s not easy or even desirable to wear smocking beyond the age of six—my eight-year-old fashionista disdains it—but this dress would be mine in an instant, were it available. Tomas Maier is my absolute favorite designer for feminine day dresses.