In anticipation of The SFP LookBook: Atelier to Runway Launch Party at Nich Boutique with Chester County Book Company, we’re sharing an excerpt from the new fashion and beauty book. Personal stylists will be on hand at the event to help you recreate this and more Spring 15 trends from the book!
Skirting The Issue
If any trend has illustrated the giveand-take relationship between street style and runway most clearly for spring 2015, it is the midi-skirt. Editors, bloggers, and “It-Girls” are influencing designers in a way we never saw with the traditional muse. This is not Hermès making a bag for Grace Kelly, though, of course, naming a bag after an It-girl muse still grabs headlines. This is more of a creative conversation between the designers and the fashion flock, and it happens at lightning speed. A few Instagrams of midi-skirts in the Calvin Klein Collection, Prada, and Rochas in seasons past led to everyday girls mimicking the style before the designer versions even hit stores. Designers responded to the enthusiasm the style garnered and it has gained traction for spring. Traditionally, midis have fallen at the widest part of the calf, but the new iteration of the trend sees hems falling at the more flattering lengths just above or just below the calf. This, too, suggests that designers are responding to how women altered the garments in their own wardrobes. The easy-to-wear hemline is part of the trend’s ubiquity; its flexibility makes it universally flattering.