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  • GIAMBATTISTA VALLI Floral-print silk-chiffon skirt
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    GIAMBATTISTA VALLI Floral-print silk-chiffon skirt
    Champion this season's long lengths with ethereal elegance in Giambattista Valli's cream silk-chiffon skirt. It's decorated with a painterly floral print in tonal shades of grey and burgundy and has delicate pleating from the waist that adds movement. A long-sleeved blouse will further emphasise the silhouette.
  • SPORTMAX Luis skirt
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    SPORTMAX Luis skirt
    The work of Jackson Pollock inspired the multicoloured paint splatter effect on this Sportmax skirt. It's made from a black mesh tulle has a flattering high waist and is finished with a chic semi-sheer hem. Take this piece from office to evening by switching flats for over-the-knee boots.
  • TIBI Simona jacquard midi skirt
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    TIBI Simona jacquard midi skirt
    Take soft shades through to the new season with Tibi’s bubblegum-pink Simona midi skirt. It’s cut from textured jacquard crepe with a feminine high rise and wide structural pleats. Wear it with the coordinating top for a polished combination.
  • GILES Kingfisher-print A-line satin skirt
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    GILES Kingfisher-print A-line satin skirt
    Giles's silver-tone skirt is printed with the striking kingfisher print seen throughout the label’s AW14 runway show. It’s crafted from duchess-satin to a full A-line silhouette and sits high on the waist. Offset the feminine feel with chunky flats and a boxy bag.
  • MARY KATRANTZOU Calculom symbol-print satin mini skirt
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    MARY KATRANTZOU Calculom symbol-print satin mini skirt
    For AW14 Mary Katrantzou swapped out her perfected digital prints in favour of playful symbol emblems. The Calculom skirt perfectly depicts this applauded change of direction boasting bubblegum-pink satin adorned with multicoloured symbols. Lined in tulle to create a voluminous silhouette it works perfectly with a slim-fitting button-up and sleek shoe boots.
  • YMC Pippa pleated wool skirt
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    YMC Pippa pleated wool skirt
    YMC's charcoal-grey mini skirt is a contemporary riff on a classic uniform style. It's made from a pleated wool-blend and cut to sit high on the waist and short in the length. Balance the look with a cashmere sweater and chunky brogues.
  • STELLA MCCARTNEY Flynn zip-detail mini skirt
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    STELLA MCCARTNEY Flynn zip-detail mini skirt
    Swirling gold-tone zippers were used to decorate many of Stella McCartney's pieces this season as a nod to handiwork and craft. This black wool-blend skirt which features the same detailing formed part of the second runway look. It was teamed with a pair of the collection's coveted platforms at the show – do the same for the ultimate in Stella cool.
  • DOLCE & GABBANA Floral-print jacquard skirt
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    DOLCE & GABBANA Floral-print jacquard skirt
    Dolce & Gabbana masters statement florals with this ivory A-line skirt. Crafted from a cotton and silk-blend jacquard it features an all-over lace pattern and a beautiful multicoloured bouquet centrepiece. We love this high-waisted style with a crisp white shirt and matching pumps.
  • MCQ ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Waterfall-hem skirt
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    MCQ ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Waterfall-hem skirt
    McQ Alexander McQueen gives this season's essential midi skirt a directional twist with an asymmetric waterfall hem. This black pure wool style falls just above the knee on one side and cascades down to hit the calf on the other for a dramatic silhouette. Wear it to instantly update city staples.
  • ACNE STUDIOS Dancer boiled-wool skirt
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    ACNE STUDIOS Dancer boiled-wool skirt
    Acne Studios's bottle-green ribbed-knit skirt is cut in the season's favoured knee-skimming skater style. Stay true to the label's Scandi-cool styling and team it with the matching sweater.
  • RIKA Irvine satin and crepe pencil skirt
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    RIKA Irvine satin and crepe pencil skirt
    Rika's Irvine pencil skirt comprises black panels of high-shine satin and matte crepe. A versatile desk-to-dinner piece it sits high on the waist making it ideal for tucking in an office-appropriate shirt.
  • CHRISTOPHER KANE Nylon-trim mini skirt
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    CHRISTOPHER KANE Nylon-trim mini skirt
    This mini skirt came down Christopher Kane's nylon-dominated AW14 runway and is one of the most wearable ways to sport the collection's dark theme. It's made from black wool sits on the natural waist and has a ruched nylon hem. Team it with a softly hued sweater or do as the model did and wear it with all black.
  • IRO Kaya jacquard-jersey pencil skirt
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    IRO Kaya jacquard-jersey pencil skirt
    There's nothing like a wear-with-everything skirt to form the basis of a well-edited transitional wardrobe. IRO's black Kaya skirt is crafted from a stretch jacquard-jersey for a slim pencil shape sits high on the waist and falls to just below the knee. The length and fit work dressed up or down just switch ankle boots for androgynous flats.
  • BALENCIAGA Rubber appliqué mohair-blend mini skirt
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    BALENCIAGA Rubber appliqué mohair-blend mini skirt
    For his Pre-AW14 collection for the house of Balenciaga Alexander Wang created the concept 'Techno Couture'. Embodying this aesthetic this black mohair-blend skirt features rubber appliqué an unexpected element that calls to mind sporty scuba dressing. Wear with a longer-length coat to balance the flirty length adding edgy ankle boots.
  • STELLA JEAN Lia fish-print panelled pencil skirt
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    STELLA JEAN Lia fish-print panelled pencil skirt
    Animals were present in many an AW14 runway show and Stella Jean incorporated them into a number of her distinctive patterns. This burgundy cotton skirt features contrasting multicoloured panels printed with schools of green fish. The high wide waistband keeps it flattering and polished; tuck in a clashing print shirt for that signature Stella Jean finish.
  • RIKA Lykke boiled wool-blend pencil skirt
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    RIKA Lykke boiled wool-blend pencil skirt
    Scandinavian brand Rika is celebrated for seamlessly pairing feminine silhouettes with rock 'n' roll attributes and this jade-green Lykke skirt is a case in point. It’s crafted from a boiled wool-blend and features a centre-front zip fastening that extends to a thigh-skimming slit. Team this high-waisted style with the matching biker jacket for a directional look.
  • OSCAR DE LA RENTA Rose-print fluted skirt
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    OSCAR DE LA RENTA Rose-print fluted skirt
    The blossoming rose print on Oscar de la Renta's silk-mikado skirt is the kind of statement floral the designer is famed for. The high waist and frilled hemline dial up the elegance factor even further – slip into stilettos and clutch a minaudière for maximum impact.
  • SEAFARER Sandy denim pencil skirt
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    SEAFARER Sandy denim pencil skirt
    Denim is core to Seafarer's DNA and this Sandy pencil skirt is a chic lesson in how to wear it now. The dark-indigo shade is smart and sophisticated and will complement just about any hue in your wardrobe. Try it with a striped shirt – tuck it in to make the most of the high waist.
  • VERSACE Suede panel mini skirt
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    VERSACE Suede panel mini skirt
    Versace's suede-panel mini skirt evokes the military-edged 1960s aesthetic that defined the label's AW14 collection. Crafted from black crepe and punctuated by suede panels it comes adorned with copper-tone metal buttons and a sleek leather trim. Tuck in a leopard print shirt for a playful take on power dressing or do like the runway girls with a matching jacket and beehive hair.
  • ELIZABETH AND JAMES Salem leather A-line skirt
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    ELIZABETH AND JAMES Salem leather A-line skirt
    Elizabeth and James subverts the ladylike connotations of the A-line midi with its Salem skirt. Crafted from buttery brown lamb leather this piece falls just below the knee making it the perfect partner to you new-season boots.
  • TIBI Simona jacquard midi skirt
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    TIBI Simona jacquard midi skirt
    Tibi's aqua-blue midi-skirt is the key to wearing the season's sugary hues with a new-found attitude. It's a structured pleated style made from jacquard crepe and designed to sit below the knee. We love it as part of both day and evening looks just switch out a classic T-shirt and slides for a peplum blouse and elegant pumps.
  • JIL SANDER Sole draped-waist midi skirt
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    JIL SANDER Sole draped-waist midi skirt
    Understated sophistication is the perfect way to describe Jil Sander's reliably chic collections and this artfully draped Sole midi skirt is a new addition for Pre-AW14. It's crafted from sleek black techno-crepe that holds the A-line silhouette beautifully and is cut to sit high on the waist with hidden side-seam pockets.
  • GILES Leather-effect jacquard skirt
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    GILES Leather-effect jacquard skirt
    Giles gives the classic elegance of the pencil skirt a high-octane update in leather-effect jacquard. Cut for a flattering high A-line silhouette it falls to the knee and features an exposed back zip. Wear it to the office with a tailored white shirt or amp up its impact after hours with a cropped tee.
  • NINA RICCI Crocodile-effect jacquard pencil skirt
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    NINA RICCI Crocodile-effect jacquard pencil skirt
    A crocodile-effect jacquard subverts the ladylike connotations of Nina Ricci's black and burgundy pencil skirt. It's cut for a high-waisted fit and has a split hem for ease of movement. Style it with knitwear and PVC-spliced stilettos for a day-appropriate look with plenty of after-dark appeal.
  • VIVIENNE WESTWOOD ANGLOMANIA Isolation faded-tartan wool skirt
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    VIVIENNE WESTWOOD ANGLOMANIA Isolation faded-tartan wool skirt
    As is characteristic of the iconic British brand Vivienne Westwood Anglomania's tartan skirt offers a directional twist on a pencil style. Cut from faded tartan wool it possesses an heirloom quality while the asymmetric seam detailing lends a sculptural touch. Tuck in a crisp white shirt for a fresh workwear option.
  • GIVENCHY Striped tweed pencil skirt
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    GIVENCHY Striped tweed pencil skirt
    As a label famed for its innovative use of colour and print Givenchy can always be relied upon for impeccably made separates with a directional edge. This black tweed pencil skirt is the perfect example and features the bold tribal-inspired chevron stripes seen throughout the label's Pre-AW14 collection. Team it with existing staples to give your wardrobe a new-season jolt.
  • CHRISTOPHER KANE Ruched-nylon midi skirt
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    CHRISTOPHER KANE Ruched-nylon midi skirt
    Nylon has been used in a host of new and innovative ways this season and Christopher Kane employs it to ladylike effect in this ruched midi skirt. The slate-grey hue is perfect for the new season and works particularly well with pop-bright shades. Try it with a highlighter-pink sweater and sharp-toed pumps.
  • CARVEN Wave-print pleated skirt
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    CARVEN Wave-print pleated skirt
    This skirt from Carven is printed with crashing waves and cliff sides – a recurring motif this season. It's made from a satin-like crepe and is slightly pleated to create that signature Carven silhouette. Wear it with a sweatshirt and menswear-inspired flats for a weekend look brimming with the label's Parisian cool.
  • WEEKEND MAX MARA Terreno skirt
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    WEEKEND MAX MARA Terreno skirt
    Weekend Max Mara offers up a cleaner more contemporary way to wear animal print with this Terreno jacquard skirt. It's designed to sit high at the waist and flares into a knee-length A-line silhouette. Pair it with staple knitwear and point-toe flats as part of a pulled-together business look.
  • FENDI Sheer-panel double-crepe skirt
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    FENDI Sheer-panel double-crepe skirt
    By splicing this black double-crepe skirt with a sheer silk panel Fendi transforms a staple style into something fresh and modern. It's designed to sit high on the waist and flare subtly down to mid-calf. Simplicity is key here; just add an elegant white blouse and ankle boots.
  • SPORTMAX Alcide skirt
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    SPORTMAX Alcide skirt
    Sportmax's Alcide skirt is endlessly versatile. The Jackson Pollock-inspired jacquard equips it well for cocktail hour but it is equally chic when its below-the-knee length is balanced with knee-high boots by day. Follow the runway style and team it with the matching knit and tied-back hair.
  • MSGM Lace pencil skirt
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    MSGM Lace pencil skirt
    MSGM champions the season's modern femininity with its line of remixed ladylike separates. This navy lace pencil skirt is classically cut but boasts a black sheer-organza underlayer that brings it firmly up to date. Wear it with a chunky knit and dress flats to complete the look.
  • ACNE STUDIOS Donna boiled-wool pencil skirt
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    ACNE STUDIOS Donna boiled-wool pencil skirt
    The pencil skirt is an indispensible wardrobe staple and Acne Studios offers a contemporary version with this boiled-wool Donna style. It's crafted from pure merino wool falls to mid-calf and stays true to the label's Scandi-cool aesthetic with a waist to hem silver-tone exposed zip. It's perfect with ankle boots during the day or pumps after hours.
  • 'S MAX MARA Nava skirt
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    'S MAX MARA Nava skirt
    A double-faced wool and angora blend elevates the simple A-line silhouette of this navy Nava skirt from S Max Mara. Wear it with a cashmere knit for a luxurious combination of textures.
  • GILES Kingfisher-embroidered wool-blend skirt
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    GILES Kingfisher-embroidered wool-blend skirt
    The kingfisher was a key motif within Giles’s AW14 collection and appears in multicoloured embroidery on the side of this black wool-blend skirt. For an understated take team it with a black sweater and ankle boots and let the bird's colours really stand out.
  • ROCHAS Crystal-embellished wool-blend skirt
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    ROCHAS Crystal-embellished wool-blend skirt
    Rochas's Pre-AW14 collection evoked a ladylike sensibility and this full skirt exemplifies that. Boasting this season's essential smoky hue it's crafted from a sumptuous blend of wool and cashmere and adorned with clusters of black crystals for a subtle sparkle. Team this high-waisted style with a cropped jumper and pumps for the most elegant take.
  • BURBERRY PRORSUM Geometric compact-knit pencil skirt
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    BURBERRY PRORSUM Geometric compact-knit pencil skirt
    Burberry Prorsum’s compact-knit pencil skirt arrives straight from the label’s AW14 runway where autumnal hues and heavy textures reigned supreme. This wool-blend knitted pencil skirt features a black and green pattern inspired by the work of the Bloomsbury artists. It sits high on the waist so team it with a tucked-in blouse and high-heeled boots.
  • OSCAR DE LA RENTA Pinstripe wool-flannel skirt
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    OSCAR DE LA RENTA Pinstripe wool-flannel skirt
    Oscar de la Renta's charcoal-grey pinstripe pencil skirt is an essential workwear piece for the new season. The stretch flannel-wool fabric ensures a beautiful handle while the centre-back split allows for day-long comfort. Style it with a belted jacket for a ladylike silhouette.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Rosalita skirt
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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Rosalita skirt
    DVF updates its classic Rosalita skirt for the new season in a dainty floral print. Crafted from stretch-silk it promises to take you from desk to dinner in both comfort and style. Try some contemporary print clashing and team with the matching blouse.
  • STELLA JEAN Melissa striped-cotton pencil skirt
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    STELLA JEAN Melissa striped-cotton pencil skirt
    Stella Jean used stripes to temper the wild clashing patterns of her AW14 collection. This cornflower-blue and yellow striped skirt is made from cotton and falls to a ladylike knee length. For the most contemporary finish try it with a sweater in a contrasting stripe.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Dancing skirt
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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Dancing skirt
    DVF's AW14 show was an upbeat celebration of print and pattern and this Rose Gate print skirt was a key piece from the lively collection. It's cut to sit high on the waist and flare softly to the knee. Pick out the vibrant hues with colour-block accessories.
  • HAIDER ACKERMANN Bias-cut crepe skirt
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    HAIDER ACKERMANN Bias-cut crepe skirt
    Directional cuts and expert drapery define Haider Ackermann’s modern aesthetic. This black crepe midi skirt is cut on the bias with an asymmetric hem. Wear it with a simple tee and ankle boots to work the label’s understated elegance.
  • STELLA JEAN Colomba tribal-print pencil skirt
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    STELLA JEAN Colomba tribal-print pencil skirt
    No-one has mastered modern tribal prints quite like Stella Jean. This red cotton Colomba pencil skirt is patterned with the bold African wax print fans of the label know and love. Tuck in a block-colour blouse to highlight the wide high waist.
  • STELLA JEAN Agnese tribal-print pencil skirt
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    STELLA JEAN Agnese tribal-print pencil skirt
    The vibrant tribal-inspired pattern on this pencil skirt featured across Stella Jean's AW14 runway. Crafted from pure cotton it has a wide waistband that smoothes the silhouette and falls to a demure knee length. Take your cue from the designer and pair with a shirt in a contrasting print – it's smart dressing the most contemporary way.
  • MAX MARA Acerbi skirt
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    MAX MARA Acerbi skirt
    Max Mara is our go-to for beautifully crafted separates that will stand the test of time and this tonal grey Acerbi pencil skirt is spun from a lustrous wool mohair and alpaca-blend that feels particularly special. It's part of an AW14 collection that celebrates traditional British fabrics and makes clever use of four different tweeds checks and plaids. Wear it with a silk blouse and classic courts for a sophisticated combination.
  • ISABEL MARANT ÉTOILE Cary striped chiffon mini skirt
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    ISABEL MARANT ÉTOILE Cary striped chiffon mini skirt
    Isabel Marant Étoile is famed for its effortless bohemian aesthetic and this Cary mini skirt embodies the look perfectly. Cut from lightweight chiffon in bold red and black stripes it has gathered side seams and a feminine frill hem. Wear it with a loose-fitting knit and the label's cult ankle boots to master that effortless Parisian vibe.
  • MSGM Lace pencil skirt
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    MSGM Lace pencil skirt
    MSGM amps up the traditional lace pencil skirt with this bright orange version. The bold hue is contrasted perfectly by a black sheer-organza underlayer that peeks out from below the scalloped hem. Mix and match it with both day and evening pieces – an off-duty slogan sweater is perfect for now.
  • FREDA Navy leather pencil skirt
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    FREDA Navy leather pencil skirt
    Featuring a clean simple shape Freda's navy leather pencil skirt creates an elegant streamlined silhouette. The buttery soft matte finish gives this piece a luxurious quality that will quietly upgrade everything you style it with. It's fully lined and finished with a back vent for ease of movement.
  • FENDI Fleece-wool pencil skirt
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    FENDI Fleece-wool pencil skirt
    Grey is a strong trend for the forthcoming season and Fendi's fleece-wool pencil skirt is a lesson in wearing the hue night and day. The high-waisted silhouette is given a sporty twist with black panels at the sides and back while the inside is left unlined to showcase the couturier's deft hand at work – each internal seam is bound in red silk to highlight the precise detail of the finish.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Rosalita skirt
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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Rosalita skirt
    DVF’s Rosalita A-line skirt is cut from black crepe de Chine and lined in satin to elegantly skim your silhouette. A classic addition to your capsule wardrobe style it with a printed blouse and point-toe pumps for a chic office-to-evening look.
  • STELLA JEAN Delfina chain-print pleated skirt
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    STELLA JEAN Delfina chain-print pleated skirt
    Stella Jean continues to apply vibrant tribal prints to classic ladylike pieces – a winning formula that has won the designer critical acclaim. This pleated voluminous skirt is decorated with a bright electric-blue and mustard-yellow Delfina chain pattern and falls to an elegant knee length. Made from cotton it's a chic piece that'll breath new life into your everyday wardrobe.
  • WEEKEND MAX MARA Maesa skirt
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    WEEKEND MAX MARA Maesa skirt
    Weekend Max Mara gives a lesson in wearing sorbet shades for autumn with this pale-blue Maesa skirt. It's made from a warm wool-blend and sits elegantly on the natural waist. Try it with a knitted sweater on top for a weekend look that's effortless yet undeniably feminine.
  • JONATHAN SAUNDERS Vida Hazard check-print skirt
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    JONATHAN SAUNDERS Vida Hazard check-print skirt
    For Pre-AW14 Jonathan Saunders updated classic tailored styles with graphic checkerboard prints. Case in point? This high-waisted silk and wool-blend skirt. It's the perfect way to bring pattern into the office – try it with a crisp white shirt and monochromatic pumps.
  • JOSEPH Charlie wrap-front wool skirt
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    JOSEPH Charlie wrap-front wool skirt
    London label Joseph has long been a go-to brand for luxurious classics with a twist and the Charlie wrap-front skirt proves precisely why. Made from navy wool with a slight stretch this versatile piece can be worn to work with a crisp shirt and heels or at the weekend with a relaxed knit and ankle boots.
  • WEEKEND MAX MARA Maesa skirt
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    WEEKEND MAX MARA Maesa skirt
    Master 18-hour dressing with Weekend Max Mara’s A-line Maesa skirt. The versatile silhouette is crafted from camel-brown wool-blend and it sits comfortable on the natural waist. Swap dress flats for point-toe pumps as you move from desk to dinner.
  • GIAMBATTISTA VALLI Sequined tweed pencil skirt
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    GIAMBATTISTA VALLI Sequined tweed pencil skirt
    This exquisitely crafted black tweed pencil skirt from Giambattista Valli is a wardrobe classic elevated to couture-worthy levels. It's interwoven with flashes of metallic-gold and sequin embellishments and finished with a sheer silk-chiffon overlay. Pair this high-waisted style with the co-ordinating jacket for an elegant take on the two piece.
  • NO. 21 Sequined multi-slit skirt
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    NO. 21 Sequined multi-slit skirt
    No. 21 champions the 24-hour appeal of sequins with this multi-slit chocolate-brown skirt. Tuck in a shirt or blouse to draw attention to the high waist and slip on the season’s favourite mules for a directional evening look.
  • FREDA Charcoal-grey leather pencil skirt
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    FREDA Charcoal-grey leather pencil skirt
    When crafted in buttery leather the classic pencil skirt takes on a whole new attitude. This new-season version from Freda comes in charcoal-grey – a key shade this season – and is fully lined for a sleek streamlined fit. Team it with cobalt-blue for a contemporary colour combination.
  • TIBI Simona jacquard midi skirt
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    TIBI Simona jacquard midi skirt
    This black textured-crepe midi skirt embodies Tibi’s cool New York aesthetic. It’s cut to sit high on the waist and flares into a pleated A-line silhouette. Wear it with a statement sweatshirt for a contemporary twist or tuck in a silk cami for a polished evening look.
  • FREDA Embroidered hound's-tooth pencil skirt
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    FREDA Embroidered hound's-tooth pencil skirt
    Freda puts a delicate spin on hound's-tooth using it to decorate the semi-sheer overlay of this black pencil skirt. This versatile piece falls mid-calf and the statement pattern is visible at the hem. Tuck in a sleek top to complement the high-waisted silhouette and add mannish flats for an offbeat touch.
  • CHRISTOPHER KANE Ruched nylon skirt
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    CHRISTOPHER KANE Ruched nylon skirt
    A slick wet-look nylon was Christopher Kane's fabric of choice this season. This short black skirt is made from the very same lightweight fabric in a full skater-style silhouette that's emphasised by a tulle lining. Emulate the runway styling and pair it with one of the brand's edgy intarsia knits.
  • FREDA Embroidered hound's-tooth midi skirt
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    FREDA Embroidered hound's-tooth midi skirt
    The classic hound's-tooth pattern is reimagined in the form of Freda's double-layer skirt. This ultra-modern midi comes lined with a shorter opaque pencil skirt to showcase the sheer checked outer layer. Tuck in a simple black tee and finish with pointed lace-up brogues to master modern femininity.
  • ERDEM Marly lace pencil skirt
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    ERDEM Marly lace pencil skirt
    The sophistication of lace never fades and Erdem uses the material beautifully in the design of its Marly pencil skirt. Embroidered in a floral pattern the lace is lined in black organza and nude silk for a soft and subtle effect. Note the contrast of materials at the stretch-ponte back and velvet waistband.
  • J.W. ANDERSON Satin and crepe midi skirt
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    J.W. ANDERSON Satin and crepe midi skirt
    This black crepe skirt from J.W. Anderson is cut on the bias and falls to a midi-length A-line silhouette that gently skims the body. Tuck in a cami to highlight the satin waist panels or style it with a draped top to work the label’s directional aesthetic.
  • TOGA PULLA Bi-colour pleated crepe skirt
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    TOGA PULLA Bi-colour pleated crepe skirt
    The pleated skirt gets a directional update courtesy of Toga Pulla. Designed to be worn with an untucked top this mid-blue crepe style features a contrasting black pleated panel and curved step hem that falls just below the knee. Team it with a chunky knit and statement sandals to complete the look.
  • MAX MARA Sargano skirt
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    MAX MARA Sargano skirt
    A perfect trans-seasonal style Max Mara's Sargano skirt looks as good now as it will come autumn. The pale camel-hair fabric is a favourite of the label and comes fully lined for the smoothest most comfortable fit. Style it with the matching jacket for a pulled-together look.
  • FREDA Sheer rose-jacquard pencil skirt
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    FREDA Sheer rose-jacquard pencil skirt
    Freda gives the classic pencil skirt a modern makeover crafting this black knee-length style from semi-sheer rose jacquard with a nude silk lining. Work the season’s co-ordinates trend and wear it with the matching top or tuck in a crisp white shirt for a more classic look.
  • MARNI Abstract floral-print A-line skirt
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    MARNI Abstract floral-print A-line skirt
    Marni's abstract floral print is just the thing for the new season. Flashes of rose-pink break up the monochrome hues of this cotton-silk skirt – pick them out with a matching shoulder bag or the trim of a simple knit.
  • MOSCHINO Bi-colour bouclé wool skirt
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    MOSCHINO Bi-colour bouclé wool skirt
    Varsity prep meets iconic Italian chic in Jeremy Scott's inaugural collection for Moschino. This cream and navy zip-front skirt is cut from tactile wool-bouclé and edged with the label's kitsch-cum-classic braided trims and gold-tone buttons. Work the look head-to-toe with the label's chain-embellished bomber.
  • ROCHAS Midi-length pencil skirt
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    ROCHAS Midi-length pencil skirt
    No smart wardrobe is complete without a sleek pencil skirt and this wool and cashmere-blend style from Rochas comes in an elegant midi length that’s perfect for now. The caramel hue makes a fresh alternative to classic black or navy and works perfectly with the season's claret and forest-green separates.
  • MAX MARA Sargano skirt
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    MAX MARA Sargano skirt
    This navy Sargano skirt epitomises Max Mara’s unique brand of effortless elegance. It’s cut from soft camel-hair to an understated pencil shape that flatters and streamlines the figure; team it with a matching fine-knit sweater and classic nude pumps for instant on-duty chic.
  • ROCHAS Bat-jacquard midi skirt
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    ROCHAS Bat-jacquard midi skirt
    At first glance Rochas’s forest-green A-line midi skirt appears to obediently oblige to the brand’s ladylike sensibilities. On closer inspection you'll notice an intricate bat-jacquard which adds a darker edge. Team it with a fitted polo shirt for a contemporary twist on a classic silhouette.
  • HOUSE OF HOLLAND Scalloped-hem velvet mini skirt
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    HOUSE OF HOLLAND Scalloped-hem velvet mini skirt
    House of Holland’s navy mini skirt is given a playful finish with a metallic-gold scalloped hem. It’s cut from sumptuous velvet and sits high on the waist. Team it with a tucked-in shirt and statement heels for the coolest take.
  • NO. 21 Crystal-embellished lace skirt
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    NO. 21 Crystal-embellished lace skirt
    A lace pencil skirt is a great event staple with plenty of scope for day-time styling. This camel-coloured style from No. 21 sits high on the waist and is embellished with amber crystals that add an extra element of glamour. Wear it with a chunky sweater and point-toe flats by day adding a statement clutch to take the look after-dark.
  • MARNI Fishtail wool-crepe skirt
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    MARNI Fishtail wool-crepe skirt
    Marni's structured take on the midi skirt is the modern way to wear longer lengths this season. Cut from indigo-blue double-faced wool-crepe it hugs the body and flares dramatically into fishtail pleats on either side. Partner it with the brand's understated separates and cult sandals switching to mannish brogues come autumn.
  • HOUSE OF HOLLAND Crest-jacquard dirndl skirt
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    HOUSE OF HOLLAND Crest-jacquard dirndl skirt
    House of Holland's Pre-AW14 collection saw the designer riff on school uniforms and this playful dirndl skirt is one of the results. The high-waisted silhouette is made from a multicoloured jacquard that's inspired by prefect badges – look out for the traditional English phrases scattered across the design such as 'crikey' and 'top nosh'.
  • PETER PILOTTO Printed waffle-textured maxi skirt
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    PETER PILOTTO Printed waffle-textured maxi skirt
    Peter Pilotto is famed for its complex digital designs and this waffle-textured maxi skirt doesn't disappoint. The floor-sweeping A-line silhouette is pleated from the waist and acts as the perfect canvas for the dense multi-dimensional motif. Wear it with a block-colour top and dress flats as part of a high-impact evening look.
  • JOSH GOOT Rose flared pencil skirt
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    JOSH GOOT Rose flared pencil skirt
    Printed with a bold red rose and graphic rectangle panels Josh Goot's silk pencil skirt shows his directional approach to colour. Note the flared back hem and exposed zipper that add to its contemporary feel. Ground it with sleek ankle boots.
  • STELLA MCCARTNEY Embellished denim skirt
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    STELLA MCCARTNEY Embellished denim skirt
    Stella McCartney drew influence from London's street culture this season and this embellished denim skirt is given a punk twist with scattered crystal embellishments. It sits high on the waist and has a stretch fit that sits close to the body. Finish the look with a cropped sweater and smart black ankle boots.
  • MARNI Asymmetric-hem midi skirt
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    MARNI Asymmetric-hem midi skirt
    The modern woman loves Marni and this skirt illustrates exactly why. It's beautifully constructed from navy wool-crepe and boasts an unexpectedly sculptural hem and on-point midi length. Stay true to the Italian house's offbeat sensibility by teaming this directional piece with a statement shirt chunky sandals and an oversized graphic-print clutch.
  • REBECCA TAYLOR Grey Garden pleated midi-skirt
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    REBECCA TAYLOR Grey Garden pleated midi-skirt
    Rebecca Taylor is renowned for her signature floral prints and this season's botanical motif was hand-painted by a student from Parsons The New School for Design. This pleated crepe midi skirt is the perfect canvas and sums up the label's modern feminine aesthetic. Toughen up the look with a leather biker and polished brogues.
  • CHRISTOPHER KANE Leather and snake-print denim skirt
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    CHRISTOPHER KANE Leather and snake-print denim skirt
    In recent seasons denim has been repurposed in many different ways and for Pre-AW14 Christopher Kane looked to the fabric to create this chic mini skirt. It's subtly embossed with the collection's signature snake print and trimmed with black leather. Wear it by day with a slouchy sweater and boyish flats.
  • MARY KATRANTZOU Calculom symbol-print satin mini skirt
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    MARY KATRANTZOU Calculom symbol-print satin mini skirt
    AW14 sees Mary Katrantzou move away from digital prints focussing instead on symbols and motifs to create her high-impact ready-to-wear pieces. This Calculom mini skirt has a voluminous tulle inner and comes in a bold indigo hue that contrasts the statement print; wear it with a block-colour top to keep it the focus.
  • MARY KATRANTZOU Embroidered-badge wool mini skirt
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    MARY KATRANTZOU Embroidered-badge wool mini skirt
    Mary Katrantzou’s AW14 collection saw the designer trade in her signature digital prints for jacquards and brocades. The result? Signs and symbols in a selection of royal shades that have all the impact of her signature motifs. This forest-green mini skirt is made from pure wool and detailed with multicoloured badges arranged in single-file along the hemline. Keep it the focus and pair with simple black separates.
  • NO. 21 Bi-colour lace pencil skirt
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    NO. 21 Bi-colour lace pencil skirt
    No. 21 brings a modernity to eveningwear with its camel-brown and black lace pencil skirt. It’s lined with nude cotton that’s visible through the delicate needlework and the hemline is cut from black silk-chiffon. Team it with a chunky-knit sweater for a high/low mix.
  • HOUSE OF HOLLAND Coco check wool skirt
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    HOUSE OF HOLLAND Coco check wool skirt
    For Pre-AW14 Henry Holland cited English schoolgirls gone bad as the inspiration behind his House of Holland collection. This Coco plaid miniskirt nods to the theme with a classic blue checked pattern crafted entirely from soft British-sourced wool. Work the look head-to-toe with the coordinating jacket.
  • CHRISTOPHER KANE Leather and snake-print denim skirt
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    CHRISTOPHER KANE Leather and snake-print denim skirt
    The snake was a key theme for Christopher Kane this season and he used reptile prints in many innovative and exciting ways. This full midi skirt shows the wearability of the collection in snake-print cotton while a wide leather hem adds a tonal and textural contrast. Complete a cool daywear look with a cashmere sweater and mules.
  • ATTO Textured-wool mini skirt
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    ATTO Textured-wool mini skirt
    The mini skirt has never felt more relevant for autumn/winter than with this tactile wool style from Parisian-based label Atto. The light grey-marl hue works with bare legs now and opaques in colder months; team it with the coordinating jacket to complete the look.
  • 3.1 PHILLIP LIM Silk-satin overlay skirt
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    3.1 PHILLIP LIM Silk-satin overlay skirt
    Refresh your after-dark arsenal with 3.1 Phillip Lim's ivory silk-satin skirt. It sits high on the natural waist and the pencil silhouette is softened by an elegant draped front. Add a sweatshirt and strappy pumps for a luxe take on the season's sportswear trend.
  • JIL SANDER NAVY Bonded cotton-blend A-line skirt
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    JIL SANDER NAVY Bonded cotton-blend A-line skirt
    Jil Sander Navy is a label of flawless contemporary staples but it's the choice of interesting fabrics that really sets the designs apart. This seemingly simple navy A-line skirt is cut from a bonded chevron-textured cotton-blend that's sharp and structured and fully lined with silk. Wear it with bare legs and ankle boots switching an oversized knit for a crisp white shirt to smarten the look.
  • MSGM Metallic faux-leather skirt
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    MSGM Metallic faux-leather skirt
    The midi skirt has made waves in recent seasons but MSGM's metallic-silver faux-leather version takes the style to new contemporary heights. The full A-line style sits high on the waist and finishes below the knee so can easily be dressed up or down. Honour the label's love of clashing and team it with a printed T-shirt or colour-pop heels.
  • 3.1 PHILLIP LIM Wool-gabardine and leather skirt
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    3.1 PHILLIP LIM Wool-gabardine and leather skirt
    3.1 Phillip Lim brings the pencil skirt up-to-date with a contemporary mix of textures: navy wool-gabardine and black lamb leather. It's partially lined in silk for an additional touch of luxury and cut to create a neat slim shape from the waist.
  • MARC JACOBS Stretch-wool pencil skirt
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    MARC JACOBS Stretch-wool pencil skirt
    The muted nude white and beige colour palette of this pencil skirt dominated Marc Jacobs's AW14 runway. It's a classic stretch wool-twill style made contemporary with a sultry high thigh slit bringing a new dimension to the neat knee-length silhouette. Keep your styling on-point and wear it with a chunky knit in one of the season's light-grey hues.
  • ISABEL MARANT Huston ruched-front pencil skirt
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    ISABEL MARANT Huston ruched-front pencil skirt
    Isabel Marant's Huston skirt is a softer take on the classic pencil style. It's crafted from a lightweight silk-crepe with a beautiful handle and features a front split hem with ruffle detailing. Slip yours on at the weekend with a silk shirt and sleek boots.
  • 3.1 PHILLIP LIM Leather paper-bag knee-length skirt
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    3.1 PHILLIP LIM Leather paper-bag knee-length skirt
    3.1 Phillip Lim gives the leather skirt a lighter feel for the new season with an innovative technique that creates a feather-weight texture. The high-waisted paperbag-style waistband looks best with slightly cropped sweaters and tees. It's also fully lined in silk so the fit will always remain streamlined.
  • ATTO Leather-panel wool skirt
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    ATTO Leather-panel wool skirt
    Luxury fabric combinations are key to Atto’s directional aesthetic and this black wool-blend skirt is spliced with contrasting leather panelling. The off-centre slit softens the sleek knee-length silhouette keeping the look cool and contemporary. Wear it with an oversized knit in the day and a silk cami after dark.
  • ERDEM Frida trinity blossom-print pencil skirt
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    ERDEM Frida trinity blossom-print pencil skirt
    No one does florals quite like Erdem and this Frida trinity pencil skirt is printed with a colourful blossom design. Rich burgundy and green hues are accented by pale yellows and white making it suitable whatever the season. Wear the sleek silhouette now with a fine-knit sweater and heeled ankle boots.
  • DOLCE & GABBANA Flocked wool-blend A-line skirt
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    DOLCE & GABBANA Flocked wool-blend A-line skirt
    Dolce & Gabbana's AW14 collection titled 'Enchanted Sicily' was inspired by fairytales. This A-line skirt shows how beautifully the theme was translated and sees a charcoal-grey wool-blend given a darkly romantic feel with black flocked florals. Embrace autumn's grey trend and pair it with separates in heather or slate tones.
  • BALMAIN Leopard-jacquard pencil skirt
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    BALMAIN Leopard-jacquard pencil skirt
    Balmain’s mash-up of archive prints and hip-hop style is typified by this leopard-jacquard pencil skirt. The calf-skimming style is crafted from a black and gold satin-mikado with an exposed back zip running from top to bottom. Ground the bold print with grown-up black accessories.
  • WEEKEND MAX MARA Campos skirt
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    WEEKEND MAX MARA Campos skirt
    This midnight-blue Campos skirt from Weekend Max Mara is the kind of smart wardrobe staple you can reach for season after season. It’s cut from heavy-weight crepe and falls to a refined knee length. Wear it with heels in the office and flats off-duty.
  • MSGM Floral-print satin pencil skirt
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    MSGM Floral-print satin pencil skirt
    Painterly florals take a dark turn in MSGM's midnight-blue satin pencil skirt. Designed to give the illusion of a distorted watercolour it's printed with dripping blooms that are beautiful and mysterious all at once. Wear the high-waisted style with a boxy tee and flats switching to a crisp shirt and heels for evening.
  • CHLOÉ Tiered silk-mousseline skirt
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    CHLOÉ Tiered silk-mousseline skirt
    Sophisticated bohemia is a key theme for AW14 and this tiered maxi skirt from Chloé captures the mood perfectly. Crafted from black silk-mousseline that’s semi-sheer from the knee down it works both day and night with a simple switch of styling; for a modern cocktail option opt for a fitted knit and a sleek clutch.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Ginnie skirt
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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Ginnie skirt
    DVF's Ginnie Zebra Tattoo intarsia skirt is a super feminine way to wear monochrome. The heavy stretch-jersey style is designed to sit high on the waist and flares into a full skater skirt. Keep accessories minimal to let it take the focus.
  • J.W. ANDERSON Fuzzy wool A-line skirt
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    J.W. ANDERSON Fuzzy wool A-line skirt
    J.W. Anderson took a typically contemporary approach to AW14 and this classic A-line skirt is crafted from tactile forest-green wool that’s fuzzy to the touch. Tuck in a slim-fitting knit and add mannish flats for a polished finishing touch.
  • ROCHAS Metallic-jacquard midi pencil skirt
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    ROCHAS Metallic-jacquard midi pencil skirt
    The pencil skirt gets a refined update for the new season by way of metallic jacquard. Caramel-brown stretch-twill forms the base of this ornate Rochas design while crystal bug embellishments elevate it into something truly special. Wear it the modern way – with a tucked-in polo shirt and ankle-strap pumps.
  • SAINT LAURENT Leopard-jacquard short pencil skirt
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    SAINT LAURENT Leopard-jacquard short pencil skirt
    Saint Laurent's takes on wardrobe staples are always loaded with rock 'n' roll cool. Case in point? This clean-cut black pencil skirt that's made from shimmering leopard jacquard and hits mid-thigh. Wear it with a crisp white shirt and one of the house's signature blazers.
  • ELIZABETH AND JAMES Avenue knee-length silk skirt
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    ELIZABETH AND JAMES Avenue knee-length silk skirt
    This Avenue knee-length silk skirt from Elizabeth and James is the kind of modern wardrobe staple you will reach for time and time again. It's designed to sit at the natural waist so showcase a hint of midriff and team it with the label's matching Katrin blouse.
  • DROME Leather A-line pocket skirt
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    DROME Leather A-line pocket skirt
    The leather skirt has become an essential part of the contemporary wardrobe and Drome's pocketed style is a chic investment. The A-line shape makes it day or night appropriate – wear it with a knit and brogues by day adding edge after dark with block-heeled ankle boots.
  • DROME Nappa leather pencil skirt
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    DROME Nappa leather pencil skirt
    Italian leather specialist Drome uses advanced techniques to create leather pieces with the sleekest finishes. This knee-length pencil skirt is expertly crafted from nappa leather for a form-fitting shape that doesn't lose its structure. Wear with pieces that complement the rich burgundy hue – grey and navy shades work particularly well.
  • VIVIENNE WESTWOOD RED LABEL Pleat-detail pencil skirt
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    VIVIENNE WESTWOOD RED LABEL Pleat-detail pencil skirt
    Vivienne Westwood Red Label puts a contemporary spin on the pencil skirt in an of-the-moment light-grey hue. It's designed to sit on the natural waist and has an asymmetric side-hem slit that reveals a rose-toned lining. Tuck in a striped shirt and ground the look with sleek leather ankle boots.
  • VIVIENNE WESTWOOD ANGLOMANIA Dynasty-print pencil skirt
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    VIVIENNE WESTWOOD ANGLOMANIA Dynasty-print pencil skirt
    Vivienne Westwood Anglomania drew on a unique set of references such as the distinct national customs of Yupik Eskimos and the Yakot Tribe of Russia when creating this pixelated floral Dynasty-print pencil skirt. It sits high on the waist fits slim through the body and finishes flatteringly at the knee. Anchor the statement print with a block colour on top and classic black accessories.
  • PETER PILOTTO Olivia Geo-print A-line skirt
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    PETER PILOTTO Olivia Geo-print A-line skirt
    Peter Pilotto is famed for its eclectic digital prints and this Olivia crepe skirt is a stand-out offering. The label's colourful Geo print enlivens the classic A-line silhouette and makes the highest impact when teamed with the coordinating silk top.
  • ROCHAS Rooster-print duchess-satin skirt
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    ROCHAS Rooster-print duchess-satin skirt
    While couture-quality craftsmanship and the finest materials remain central to Rochas designs there's always a sense of charm and personality too. The house's rooster print was one of this season's most coveted and is used to optimum effect on this painterly duchess-satin skirt. Take your cue from the label and style it with a fine-knit polo for a high-low mix.
  • REDVALENTINO Ruffle tulle skirt
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    REDVALENTINO Ruffle tulle skirt
    Work REDValentino’s whimsical aesthetic into your new season wardrobe with this black ruffle tulle skirt. Sitting high on the waist and flaring to a full skater silhouette it flatters the figure perfectly. Style it with a crisp white shirt in the office and a silk camisole after hours.
  • CARVEN Compact-wool flared skirt
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    CARVEN Compact-wool flared skirt
    Nobody cuts a mini skirt quite like Carven. With its structured silhouette and flared hem this compact wool-blend style is an everyday staple with plenty of the label's coquettish charm. Offset the feminine shape with chunky menswear-inspired flats.
  • LANVIN Ribbed wool-blend midi skirt
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    LANVIN Ribbed wool-blend midi skirt
    For Pre-AW14 Lanvin's Alber Elbaz turned his hand to elegant daywear. This charcoal-grey ribbed wool-blend midi skirt is a fine example with a banded high waist and voluminous folds of fabric that form the fishtail hem. It's a chic building block for polished workwear looks but still brimming with the French brand’s glamour.
  • ACNE STUDIOS Grid scuba skirt
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    ACNE STUDIOS Grid scuba skirt
    Acne Studios’s Pre-AW14 collection was inspired by the time designer Jonny Johansson spent at his beach house on the outskirts of Stockholm. The curved wave-like waistline of this black Grid skirt is a clever touch while the structured scuba composition stays true to the label’s Scandi-cool aesthetic.
  • NINA RICCI Bonded wool-blend pencil skirt
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    NINA RICCI Bonded wool-blend pencil skirt
    There's a place in every working wardrobe for a tailored pencil skirt like this navy bonded wool-blend style from Nina Ricci. It sits high on the waist and hits just above the knee with a centre-hem slit and raw edges adding that contemporary edge. Add a streamlined knit and classic pumps for extra polish.
  • ALTUZARRA Faun striped pencil skirt
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    ALTUZARRA Faun striped pencil skirt
    Altuzarra’s strategically striped Faun skirt isn’t just flattering it’s downright sexy. Cut from a lightweight cotton it is nipped at the waist sits just below the knee and is accented by a slit high on the thigh. Pair it with a crisp white shirt and flesh-toned pumps which will elongate the leg even further.
  • VIVIENNE WESTWOOD RED LABEL Velvet pencil skirt
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    VIVIENNE WESTWOOD RED LABEL Velvet pencil skirt
    Vivienne Westwood Red Label’s black pencil skirt strikes the perfect balance of versatility and glamour. Cut from stretch-velvet it sits high on the waist and highlights the silhouette with a subtle flared hem. Team it with a crisp white shirt or a lightweight silk camisole.
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