Past generations have followed several movements that signalled the apex of the use of various lengths of skirts. If the early 1960s were marked by miniskirts, thanks to names like Mary Quant, the 1970s brought the long skirts as protagonists. The youth of the time looked for new ways to wear – and the styles were of the most varied, among hippies and jetsetters who brought elongated references coming from Morocco with their styles printed, earthy or made with suede. In recent seasons, I followed a strong return of the long versions in urban compositions and, others, worthy of red carpet. As far as day-to-day productions are concerned, it’s amazing to see how there’s a bigger opening for them to enter our routine in a fresh and elegant way. Recently, Camila and I wore pieces that were ideal to face the summer in the northern hemisphere. Of course, each one within a specific proposal style. She created an aesthetic that goes with the bathing resort mood, with cropped top, straw accessories and the long skirt with maxi slit. See how the hem with colored stripes gave a fun touch to the production. As for the fresh Arles look that I bet on, I brought the cotton skirt combined with the double kaleidoscope scarf + nude moccasin.
In the Fall 2019 collections, long skirts emerged with interpretations that transformed them into a point of impact on looks. For Dior, creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri chose to use tulle with concentrated embroidery from half the length to the hem. Meanwhile, Ulla Johnson chose the floral pattern with dark background to cover the model.
In a blend of delicate transparency in the blouse and structured fabric in the pink skirt, Carolina Herrera gave a refresh in the sophisticated and cool combination to the girlie style. For Italian Max Mara, the monochrome match of the knitting + skirt gained strength thanks to the shine of the satin fabric and the work of the pleats.
Here, the contrast of shapes and styling shows well how the trend can work on different occasions. At Brandon Maxwell, the slit piece finds the oversized sweater in a refined and youthful way in the right measure for a nighttime production. Playing with materials, details and use of the knitted shirt, Off-white presented the skirt as a transforming element within the DNA of streetwear highlighted well by the brand.