Sunday, 16 September 2007
Trend Report: Skating Skirt
At first when I saw this trend in the magazines, I wasn't sure what it really meant. Sure, I had heard of the pencil, the bubble, the midi, but I hadn't heard of this shape before. Then I realised that it was inspired by the wonderful costumes of ice skating.
This new shape was on the catwalk at Missoni and at Christopher Kane. Some interesting materials were used; leather and velvet may be a theme this season. The skating skirt is fun, flirty and girly. It is short, but I love the folds and the way it flares out.
The colour of the Danielle Scutt skirt reminds me of the bright and cheerful ones that ice skaters wear. I'm not sure about everyday wear, but it's a great statement piece, perfect for parties. I'm looking forward to trying this new shape this season.
pic credits: style.com