Fashion has never been so feminine. For the spring summer 2019 skirts are back and become the absolute protagonists of the catwalks, proposing an ideal of sensuality and elegance with 50s style models, but also of coolness and carefreeness, with the asymmetrical skirts a bit experimental and with the very short mini skirts for a look decidedly audacious.
Very short or just above the knee. The miniskirt is super-sexy, sporty and even romantic
The last trends of female fashion for the spring summer 2019 are strongly inspired by the revival. The mini skirt in perfect Sixties style is one of the favorite pieces of the designers, who during the fashion weeks have brought it on runway in a wide range of models and materials. The sexiest and sassy mini skirts choose the smooth leather, the suede or the eco-leather instead of fabric, like those seen in the fashion shows of Michael Kors and Hermés, perfect to match with the cowgirl or 60s style ankle boots. The mini skirts in jeans are more sporty, really short and mix the classic denim to particular effects, decorations of studs and crystals, hand-painted effects or inlays of other types of fabric. Vetements for example mixes jeans to tartan, while Avant Toi decors the mini skirt in stone washed denim with applications of lace and M.S.G.M. creates hyperreal photographic prints. Also colors are fundamental for the new season, with collections that seem a kaleidoscope. Pastel colors are used for the draped mini skirts by Blumarine, for those in romantic hand-painted lace by Vivetta and those in sequins or opaque fabrics by Alberta Ferretti. While the tie-dye prints of Prada are inspired by the Seventies and the neon colors used Emporio Armani and See By Chloé are almost hyper-technological and fluorescent.
Long life to half-measures: the knee-length and the midi skirts are the most seen on catwalks
The trendiest collection for the new season celebrate the triumph and the great return of the midi and knee-length skirt, interpreted both in a ultra-chic and feminine version, than in a vanguard and experimental key:
- The 50s revival brings on runway the full circle skirts very rich in volume proposed by Dior, Marni and Dolce & Gabbana, and the many pleated variants in tulle net, lace or silk proposed by Valentino, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren and Philosophy by Lorenzo Serafini
- The flared line long just below the knee is chosen for the high-waist models in solid colors created by Prada, Saint Laurent and Bottega Veneta or for those in tartan fabric of Burberry and Gucci
- The midi skirts are symmetrical, shorter in the front and longer on the back or with diagonal cuts, like those of Marni and Antonio Marras, or are often decorated by flounces and prints, like the skirts designed by Oscar De La Renta
- The more close-fitting pencil silhouette is the most sexy variation of midi skirt and it’s proposed with a high-waist by Versace and in seductive lace by J. Crew and Dolce & Gabbana
- Once a time to exalt the bold character of the modern woman, the fashion designers choose a fine material like the leather, in a cognac shade with drapes at Burberry, with a smooth effect and in many colors, but especially in black at Givenchy, Prada, Hugo Boss and M.S.G.M., often combined with a shirt or a printed top
- The most precious fabrics, metallized, brocades, jacquard and embroidered with sequins and crystals transform the midi skirt in a very elegant and refined garment for the evening, as seen in the fashion shows of Fendi, Prada, Michael Kors and Delpozo
- Animal print is the queen of the summer collections, used for the knee-length skirts of Rejina Pyo, Dolce & Gabbana, Saint Laurent and Burberry
For the elegant evening wear the long skirt becomes very precious
Suitable for the most important occasions, the long skirt this year almost reaches the ground, maybe opening with interesting and seductive slits or playing with transparencies to reveal the female silhouette with a pinch of malice. The most sensual models are in lace, rigorously in black and decorated by small ruffles or flounces, like those designed by Alberta Ferretti and Moschino. The more scenic long skirts, perfect for an important evening event, are enriched by long fringes that give movement to the figure, like those in champagne silk created by Tom Ford. Always in black, but in more opaque and technical fabrics, the long skirts by Maison Margiela are worn with sporty garments and trainers to lighten the mood. White is instead the color that better contrasts the omnipresence of black, with models characterized by deep slits opened in the front or on the sides, as seen in the collection of Erika Cavallini and Bevza.