designers riff on rebellion and rioting with flare for the latest skirt silhouettes
pleats are top of our skirt cheat-sheet for autumn. a host of flaring folded styles swung down the a/w18 runways, some short with concertina pleats, some knee length in more scholastic silhouettes. with kilts clearly an inspiration, max mara creative director ian griffiths and dior’s maria grazia chiuri nodded to rebellious punk icons and the protesting students of the 1968 paris riots, the leather details of their folded styles adding a flicker of defiance. whether you’re riffing on rebellion, favour retro checks, or have a mind for something more monochrome, pleats are sure to keep you firmly in fashion’s fold.
from top, skirt and belt, £2,600, by dior. skirt, £585, by max mara. skirt, £1,340, by gucci. clips, from £4.50, from present & correct. waxed cord, 60p per metre, by VV rouleaux