The skirt is the most prominent piece of clothing in history that has demarcated societal change. Having first appeared in ancient times, the skirt has gone through an evolution over the years with iterations in lengths, silhouettes, cuts, materials and prints. Over the centuries, the skirt has been reimagined and acclimatized to social change- and in the case of the mini, it has even been deemed as an icon of cultural evolution.
The volume of the skirt has gone through quite evolution- from those hooped ‘wonder how she sits’ silhouettes that were popular in the 17th and 18th centuries, to the derriere enhancing bustle forms in the late 1900s. With the ascension of Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel to the fashion scene, the 1920s saw a shorter, wide enough skirt that hit just below the knee and freed the legs. This transformation liberated women from the discomfort of the past with a far more convenient piece of clothing- one that could be designed with lighter fabrications into a length that allows it’s wearer to move freely.
Skirt lengths saw quite the volatile evolution in the decades to come. The 1930s the hemline pulled down and then back up again in the ‘40s owing to the World War. With Dior’s inception of the ‘New Look’ skirt- a full volume, nipped at the waist silhouette and his introduction of the pencil skirt to the world in the 1950s, he established himself as a high authority in defining the diverse, modern designer skirts that we see today.
The ‘60s were an era of rebellion. During this time, the scandalous mini skirt- the credit to which is shared by Mary Quant and André Courrèges, was introduced to the world in a ‘never seen before’ thigh high length. During this time, the longer lengths did not vanish entirely, the bohemian aesthetic gave it a makeover with it’s quintessential floral prints and fringes. The ‘70s and ‘80s saw a decline in the popularity of the skirt but a resurgence of the miniskirt was in place in the ‘90s. Today, we see various innovative iterations of these skirts.
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Skirts, during any season, are a fun option. They are feminine, flattering and come in a wide array of styles. Picking between ruffles and pleats, skater and straight, mini, midi and maxi can be a challenging task. We decode the styling codes of designer skirts for every occasion.
Tennis skirts are always a playful option when it comes to casual occasions. The sporty silhouette allows for free movement and absolute comfort. Skirt suits have always been the icon for power dressing. A crisp pencil skirt should always be your go to option for work when a dressing dilemma arises. Lacy, ruffled skirts will help you fit right in on a tropical holiday. When it comes to a day on the go, a pleated A-line skirt will have you feeling comfortable and looking chic. Denim skirts are a nostalgic style, reminiscent of the ‘90s. The quintessential casual skirt, denim skirts are a popular choice for any carefree occasion.
Le Mill houses various designer labels from across the globe that carry a diverse collection of designer skirts. Find your perfect skirt at Le Mill’s brick and mortar space in Colaba or online at lemillindia.com.
Le Mill’s roster of international luxury fashion brands includes some of the most iconic names in industry. Skirts at Le Mill are offered in a diverse range- from daily essentials to statement-making pieces and spirited resort wear.
Balenciaga’s dramatic designs are absolute investment pieces. Their designer skirts are created with a focus on adding artistic details and unexpected materials to traditional silhouettes. Chloé's whimsical designer skirts are bohemian chic and a refreshing change from mainstream styles. Aje’s fine tailoring and keen eye for detail is reminiscent in their skirt creations. They craft designer skirts in silhouettes that are flattering to the feminine body. Dries van Noten’s stunning fabrications make for designer skirts that carry an artistic edge. Drawing inspiration from architecture, Jonathan Simkhai’s designer skirts are sculpted to perfection using rich fabrications and intricate detailing.
Resort wear is always made better with diaphanous silhouettes, ruffles, bold prints and vivid hues. At Le Mill, brands like Zimmermann, Ulla Johnson, Alexis and Rhode are some names that carry vacation essential designer skirts.
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