Tread a LOONG way this Fall season. Miniskirts? Nah.
FLUTE or LONG Skirts will help you brave chilly hours and will give you unexpected sensuality with different textures, be it sheer or silk.
Remember, FLUTE skirts are not gathered or shirred at the hipline. Although haveing straight or draped slits, these are just a simple block of fabric all throughout.
PRINTED: For print lovers and the vintage type alike, printed flute skirts in florals and chic graphics are a good way for coverage of your legs. Dries Van Noten nonchalantly paired his purple number with a military-green wide-cut sleeved sweater, Pucci and Akris did it luxuriosly with sleek long-sleeved sweaters. To go all-out? Kenzo's hippie-retro look is a brave daywear choice.
TOP-LAYERED: Tailored uppers have an unusually chic outcome when paired with long skirts. Different kinds coalesce for a strong look. Be it a full coat, blazer or a cropped gillet, androgynous dressers and "rockers" can opt for playing with lengths and volume on the upper side. Vanessa Bruno exemplifies a rock-street vibe. Reed Krakoff effectively pairs with another season key trend, the shearling jacket. Acne tops the list with a combination of fur, second-skin innerwear and a draped top.
LONG & NARROW: The vertically gifted have the chance to flaunt this season with this coming-back length in skirts. Ankle-length or all the way to the floor, minimalist flute skirts and dresses will be a classic next year. Simply styled with a waistbelt, ala MaxMara or Richard Nicoll, or worn as it is, look to Kimberly Ovitz lovely chocolate number or Francisco Costa's design for Calvin Klein, these narrow garments can be dubbed as the cold month's jumpsuit: easy to slip down, big coverage, protective.
Titivated or chicly as it is, FLUTE skirts will be your ticket to a new silhouette brewing up for Spring 2011.