Yep, I’m definitely still seeing smocks – or at least some kind of smocking!
I opened up the June 2009 edition of UK Vogue last night, which featured Matthew Williamson’s new designs for H&M. This pretty blouse and dress both have smocked panels on the shoulders and sleeves.
There are some more pictures on the H&M website, including some really good ones of the detailing on the dress… but the site is entirely built in Flash, so I can’t give you links to follow. Here’s a screenshot instead:
The summer collection comes into stores worldwide tomorrow, so I might have to pay a visit to my local H&M, to have a closer look at the details.