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  • VALENTINO Leather midi skirt
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    VALENTINO Leather midi skirt
    Valentino's take on the midi skirt is super elegant and totally luxurious. Imagined in light-brown leather it's cut to sit high on the waist and flare out to an A-line silhouette with subtle seam detailing. Style it with a crisp white shirt and tonal pumps adding a Western-inspired twist with the label's fringed over skirt.
  • SAINT LAURENT Pleated natté-wool mini skirt
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    SAINT LAURENT Pleated natté-wool mini skirt
    Channel the season's 1960s inspiration with Saint Laurent's grey pleated mini skirt. It's made from natté wool and has a high waist that's suited to cropped styles or polo-neck sweaters but looks particularly on-point when layered under the label's sharply structured blazer.
  • CARVEN Gazar pleated skirt
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    CARVEN Gazar pleated skirt
    Carven's black satin Gazar skirt is the kind of natty feminine staple the label is famed for. It's fitted at the waistband and flares into a full pleated silhouette that finishes right above the knee. Wear it with a buttoned-up shirt and your hands slipped nonchalantly into the pockets.
  • CHRISTOPHER KANE Fur-trim mini skirt
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    CHRISTOPHER KANE Fur-trim mini skirt
    Christopher Kane mixes natural and technical fabrics to directional effect in this charcoal wet-look fur-trimmed mini skirt. Wear this innovative piece with an oversized sweater and brogues to make the most modern of statements.
  • ROCHAS Floral-brocade midi skirt
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    ROCHAS Floral-brocade midi skirt
    For unadulterated new-season elegance try Rochas's navy black and metallic brocade skirt. High-waisted with a full A-line skirt it falls into soft deftly placed pleats that swing beautifully as you move. For the most current styling team it with a sporty polo tee and ornate pumps.
  • MSGM Abstract-print satin pencil skirt
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    MSGM Abstract-print satin pencil skirt
    For MSGM's Massimo Giorgetti 'the zanier the better.' This abstract satin pencil skirt is the ultimate example with a combination of moody florals portrait print and textured sequins. Such a statement piece calls for something simpler of the top half like a crew-neck knit or classic white T-shirt.
  • MARNI Bi-colour bonded-jersey skirt
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    MARNI Bi-colour bonded-jersey skirt
    Modern and wearable in equal parts this navy skirt from Marni is backed with structured grey neoprene and has a dimensional side panel overlay. It falls to an of-the-moment midi length that works year-round - simply swap a cotton tee for an oversized knit.
  • CARVEN Cornelis-lace skirt
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    CARVEN Cornelis-lace skirt
    Carven's modern lace pieces achieve the rare feat of working round-the-clock. The label's burgundy Cornelis-lace skirt is a neat little cocktail option but is cut long enough to work in the office. Pair it with one of the label's charming knits or with the matching blouse for a contemporary take on the co-ord.
  • DION LEE Pleated crepe mini skirt
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    DION LEE Pleated crepe mini skirt
    Dion Lee's AW14 collection features a host of technical fabrics and structured silhouettes. This black crepe mini skirt is an especially modern piece - it's made with a sleek high-shine top panel and contrasting pleated bottom half. Style it with an oversized knit for a high-impact texture clash.
  • DION LEE Croc-print pleated skirt
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    DION LEE Croc-print pleated skirt
    Dion Lee looked to the Australian outback to inspire the exotic ink-blue and white croc-print seen on his AW14 runway. This crepe midi skirt is a city-ready translation and detailed with feminine pleating that softens the statement pattern. Ground the look with all-black separates.
  • ROCHAS Floral-brocade pencil skirt
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    ROCHAS Floral-brocade pencil skirt
    Rochas captures the season's new breed of femininity with this navy floral-brocade pencil skirt. Sitting high on the waist and finishing elegantly mid-calf it's the kind of statement piece that works just as well by day with a T-shirt and luxe trainers as it does with a blouse and pumps by night.
  • MAISON KITSUNÉ Pleated wool skirt
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    MAISON KITSUNÉ Pleated wool skirt
    This playful pleated mini skirt from Maison Kitsuné is evocative of the brand's AW14 theme: Americana. It's made from grey wool with a wrap-over front that fastens with a black waistband buckle. Team it with the season's chunky loafers for an off-duty look with contemporary appeal.
  • KENZO Split-panel midi skirt
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    KENZO Split-panel midi skirt
    Kenzo referenced the American North West for Pre-Fall and this skirt is a suitably modern reworking of the preppy pleats synonymous with the region. It's made from a cobalt-blue wool and cashmere-blend with contrasting black-crepe trimmed edges and a flattering high-waisted silhouette. Work it with tonal separates for the most eye-catching take.
  • MOTHER OF PEARL Pega embellished sheer-hem skirt
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    MOTHER OF PEARL Pega embellished sheer-hem skirt
    This black wool-crepe Pega skirt from Mother of Pearl is a classic pencil style given an ultra-feminine update. It has a semi-sheer silk-organza hemline that's embellished with glistening black sequins - perfect for evening but it'll work just as well by day with a slouchy knit.
  • JULIEN DAVID Teddy textured-cotton skirt
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    JULIEN DAVID Teddy textured-cotton skirt
    Fuzzy textures ruled the AW14 runways and Julien David is one designer that really embraced the trend. This ivory teddy-cotton skirt is as chic as it is unexpected with feminine pleating introducing structure and shape. Tuck in a simple white tee for a look that's in-tune with the season's modern elegance.
  • DEREK LAM Split-detail midi skirt
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    DEREK LAM Split-detail midi skirt
    Made from jewel-hued jade-green duchess satin Derek Lam's midi skirt is an impeccable way to approach autumnal colour. The vertical tacked stitched panels and spilt hem are subtly revealing and lend the simple silhouette a hint of texture. Wear it with heeled pumps for leg-lengthening effect.
  • ADAM LIPPES Micro-pleat checked skirt
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    ADAM LIPPES Micro-pleat checked skirt
    Texture was key to Adam Lippes's AW14 offering and this black and grey check-print skirt is made from a tactile micro-pleat wool and cashmere-blend. It has a timeless body-contouring pencil silhouette that looks particularly elegant with heels.
  • CARVEN Embellished crepe skirt
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    CARVEN Embellished crepe skirt
    Carven's black crepe mini skirt was a key runway piece and epitomises the French brand's flirty feminine aesthetic. It's topped with a shapely buckled waist belt and finished with the crystal-embellished pocket inserts seen across the AW14 collection. Point-toe flats are the perfect partner.
  • DION LEE Bonded-crepe skirt
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    DION LEE Bonded-crepe skirt
    Dion Lee's AW14 collection is a technical marvel and full of sleek structured pieces like this black bonded-crepe skirt. It's finished with slick patent zip fastenings and looks particularly chic when teamed with modern shirting and equally dynamic accessories.
  • RICHARD NICOLL Lurex-tweed pencil skirt
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    RICHARD NICOLL Lurex-tweed pencil skirt
    Sparkling tweed pieces like this pencil skirt featured throughout Richard Nicoll's AW14 runway show. The twinkling blue and green Lurex front is offset by a sporty blue and cream melange back. Make like the runway models and wear it with masculine flats.
  • DION LEE Envelope-fold striped skirt
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    DION LEE Envelope-fold striped skirt
    This tonal-grey envelope-fold skirt is a fine example of Dion Lee's precise sculptural aesthetic. It's constructed from a heavy jersey-bonded fabric that's cleverly tailored to reveal a hint of skin at the hem. Tuck in one of the label's contemporary sweaters as part of a sleek workwear look.
  • LANVIN Pleated faux-leather midi skirt
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    LANVIN Pleated faux-leather midi skirt
    Lanvin takes the demure nature of the midi skirt and toughens it for AW14 with black faux leather. There are so many ways you can style this piece but we suggest softening the look with a pussybow blouse and ankle-strap mules. It's Parisian elegance the modern way.
  • ISABEL MARANT Elmira embellished wrap skirt
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    ISABEL MARANT Elmira embellished wrap skirt
    This tonal-green Elmira wrap skirt made its debut on the AW14 Isabel Marant runway styled with the label's chunky knitwear to effortlessly chic effect. It's made from soft silk-chiffon and fully embellished with glistening green and gunmetal sequins that catch the light as you move. Style it as the designer intended for a contemporary off-duty look.
  • JIL SANDER NAVY Techno bonded check skirt
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    JIL SANDER NAVY Techno bonded check skirt
    For a modern take on the mini skirt turn to this charcoal-grey check version from Jil Sander Navy. It's made from a structured bonded neoprene and stitched with full box pleats. Offset the feminine silhouette with chunky boots or androgynous flats.
  • CAMILLA AND MARC Counterfeit cut-out lace skirt
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    CAMILLA AND MARC Counterfeit cut-out lace skirt
    Camilla and Marc's Counterfeit lace skirt is a modern take on monochrome with a graphic white cut-out overlay and visible black slip lining. Pair it with a mix of black and white separates for maximum impact.
  • TOGA ARCHIVES Bi-colour latex skirt
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    TOGA ARCHIVES Bi-colour latex skirt
    Toga Archives is famed for its cutting-edge designs and this sleek bi-colour mini skirt is made from tactile black latex rubber with a contrasting white crepe waist and hem. Tuck a crisp white shirt into the high waist to highlight the statement ruffle detailing.
  • PETER PILOTTO Alps-print A-line skirt
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    PETER PILOTTO Alps-print A-line skirt
    Peter Pilotto looked to natural landscapes to inform its digital prints this season and this stretch-crepe A-line skirt features a multicoloured Alps design. It features a wrap-around silhouette with an abstract striped under panel. How to style it? Keep things simple to make the strongest statement.
  • BALMAIN High hem-slit leather pencil skirt
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    BALMAIN High hem-slit leather pencil skirt
    A black leather pencil skirt is a wardrobe failsafe but in the hands of Balmain's Olivier Rousteing is dialled up to something altogether more sophisticated. The waist-cinching cut and skin-baring hem slit are the kind of high-glamour touches this label is famed for but are made altogether more wearable thanks to the modest hemline and utility-inspired pockets. For us it's the perfect starting point for the season's military-inspired looks.
  • MSGM Textured-brocade pencil skirt
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    MSGM Textured-brocade pencil skirt
    MSGM's textured-brocade pencil skirt holds a modern kind of femininity that's cool wearable and utterly versatile. Dress the mid-length up or down swapping a boxy sweatshirt for a silk cami and heels.
  • KENZO Pleated crepe skirt
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    KENZO Pleated crepe skirt
    This black pleated crepe skirt from Kenzo is a great way to temper the label's more statement printed pieces. The shape and structure is fresh and contemporary but is still versatile enough to work alongside office separates as well as the label's cult knits.
  • BAND OF OUTSIDERS Floral appliqué chino skirt
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    BAND OF OUTSIDERS Floral appliqué chino skirt
    Band of Outsiders's utilitarian-inspired pieces were infused with surreal elements for AW14. This khaki-green chino-seamed skirt is cut to a fluted A-line silhouette that makes it decidedly feminine while 3D black floral appliqué adds a playful twist. Highlight the detail with monochromatic accessories.
  • VANESSA BRUNO Birmingham lace-trimmed mini skirt
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    VANESSA BRUNO Birmingham lace-trimmed mini skirt
    The mini is this season's chicest length and Vanessa Bruno shows us how to wear it with this lace-trimmed olive satin skirt. It sits easily on the natural waist and features a scalloped hem that falls slightly shorter on one side. Counterbalance its delicacy with a denim utility shirt and block-heeled ankle boots.
  • MAX MARA STUDIO Varallo skirt
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    MAX MARA STUDIO Varallo skirt
    Florals aren't just the reserve of the summer season; Max Mara Studio's Varallo jacquard skirt is a lesson in how to wear them now and well into the autumn/winter season. Tuck in a slim cashmere knit and add point-toe pumps for a chic weekday-ready look.
  • VANESSA BRUNO Birmania petal-embroidered mini skirt
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    VANESSA BRUNO Birmania petal-embroidered mini skirt
    This cream Birmania mini skirt from Vanessa Bruno is proof that typically summery styles can work throughout the year. It's made from pure silk is intricately embroidered with petals and comes complete with a semi-sheer lace hem. Style it with a same-tone chunky knit and leather boots for the most modern take.
  • PREEN LINE Alba leopard flocked skirt
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    PREEN LINE Alba leopard flocked skirt
    'A Seattle-grunge mood with an Ali MacGraw attitude' is how Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi sum up Preen Line's AW14 collection. This green and purple leopard-flocked crepe skirt captures the mood perfectly and makes a fresh high-impact alternative to the classic tan versions seen across the season's runway. Wear it with a slim-fitting cami or a chunky knit to nail the look head-to-toe.
  • ANTHONY VACCARELLO X VERSUS VERSACE Signature crepe mini skirt
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    ANTHONY VACCARELLO X VERSUS VERSACE Signature crepe mini skirt
    Versus Versace's newest collaboration sees Anthony Vaccarello take the creative lead. This Signature crepe mini skirt captures the aesthetics of both house and designer perfectly with a sleek silhouette and chain-link mesh waistband. Balance the look with a long-sleeved blouse and strappy heels.
  • UNDERCOVER Tartan and stripe wrap skirt
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    UNDERCOVER Tartan and stripe wrap skirt
    Undercover's quirky green and navy tartan wool skirt features a contrasting striped twill under layer and black ruffled satin back panel. This eclectic design calls for a simple partner so pair it with mannish flats and a classic roll neck.
  • ELIZABETH AND JAMES Mercy leather skirt
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    ELIZABETH AND JAMES Mercy leather skirt
    Elizabeth and James's goal this season was simple: to create easy wearable pieces with modern appeal. This Mercy leather skirt is a case in point made from stretch lamb leather in a contemporary burgundy hue. The slanted front slit is another slight nuance but doesn't retract from the piece's versatility. Try it beneath a chunky knit in cream.
  • BAND OF OUTSIDERS Trompe-l'oeil-print skirt
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    BAND OF OUTSIDERS Trompe-l'oeil-print skirt
    There was a touch of the surreal to Band of Outsiders's latest collection and this cream skirt is printed with a clever trompe-l'oeil-effect belt and tailoring details. It's made from a banded stretch cotton-blend and sits at the natural waist. Keep the tone playful and choose a top with a tongue-in-cheek print.
  • THEORY Niya cashmere-blend skirt
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    THEORY Niya cashmere-blend skirt
    Versatile and perfect for the day-to-night transition it's no wonder longer skirts are taking the spotlight this season. This black cashmere-blend skirt from Theory falls elegantly from high waist to ankle and is fitted with stretch for the most flattering finish. Just tuck in a simple tee for effortless weekend chic.
  • JOSEPH Forty wool-blend pencil skirt
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    JOSEPH Forty wool-blend pencil skirt
    Joseph's black Forty stretch-jersey pencil skirt is a wardrobe-building staple. This midi style sits at the most flattering part of the waist and has a clean closely tailored silhouette. Wear it from the office to the evening with chic ankle boots.
  • JONATHAN SAUNDERS Scarlett sequin-embellished skirt
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    JONATHAN SAUNDERS Scarlett sequin-embellished skirt
    Jonathan Saunders gives liquid-like fluidity to this light-grey Scarlett skirt with clear-grey sequin embellishments. The silhouette is chic and ladylike with a high waist A-line shape and midi length that falls just past the knee. Keep the look modern with a chunky knit and sleek mules.
  • DOLCE & GABBANA Floral-print silk-blend pencil skirt
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    DOLCE & GABBANA Floral-print silk-blend pencil skirt
    Master the new season's ladylike florals with Dolce & Gabbana's silk-crepe pencil skirt. Its multicoloured blooms bring a delicate feel while the high-waisted cut promises to flatter. For a daytime take try it with a cashmere cardigan.
  • LOVER Venus French-lace pencil skirt
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    LOVER Venus French-lace pencil skirt
    A delectably feminine design Lover's Venus pencil skirt is the perfect cornerstone for ladylike outfits. The navy French lace is lifted by the visible nude lining and the gently curved hem lends the classic silhouette a modern dimension. Keep the look fresh and team with colour-pop accessories.
  • JOSEPH Clan five-pocket wool-blend skirt
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    JOSEPH Clan five-pocket wool-blend skirt
    Joseph's Clan pencil skirt is a classic investment with endless styling opportunities. Its made from a charcoal-grey wool-jersey and cut with a flattering high waist and midi length. Team it with the matching sweater for directional impact.
  • GIVENCHY Pleated crepe midi skirt
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    GIVENCHY Pleated crepe midi skirt
    This black silk-crepe midi skirt from Givenchy is crafted to a fully pleated design that moves gracefully as you walk. Cut to sit high on the waist and fall to an elegant midi length it's a perfect all-round piece. Style it with a tucked-in blouse for a ladylike look or dress it down with an oversized knit.
  • ACNE STUDIOS Kay leather pencil skirt
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    ACNE STUDIOS Kay leather pencil skirt
    Equal parts cool and sophisticated Acne Studios's Kay skirt is a modern take on a streamlined pencil silhouette. It's crafted from butter-soft black calf leather and sits easily on the natural waist. Dress it down by day with an oversized sweatshirt and chelsea boots.
  • SEA Sunray pleated maxi skirt
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    SEA Sunray pleated maxi skirt
    Longer hemlines continue to hold fast and Sea's black Sunray skirt is a chic way to make them part of your staple collection. Try it with silk blouses chunky knits or logo tees and enjoy its versatility and streamlining qualities.
  • LOVER Libra Japanese-lace pencil skirt
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    LOVER Libra Japanese-lace pencil skirt
    Lover is famed for its use of beautiful fabrications and this ivory Libra pencil skirt is cut from delicate Japanese lace and lined in nude-beige satin. Try it as part of your daywear portfolio and wear with a super-soft knit and chunky ankle boots.
  • ELIZABETH AND JAMES Mia embellished pencil skirt
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    ELIZABETH AND JAMES Mia embellished pencil skirt
    Elizabeth and James's Mia skirt is a youthful take on a wardrobe classic. It's crafted from a comfortable black stretch-jersey and delicately embellished with silver-tone hardware and black crystals. Give it a low-key slant with a soft knit and ankle boots.
  • CÉDRIC CHARLIER Bi-colour pleated midi skirt
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    CÉDRIC CHARLIER Bi-colour pleated midi skirt
    Cédric Charlier's bi-colour midi skirt arrives in a winter-appropriate palette of deep jewel tones - ensuring wearability throughout the cooler season. It's crafted from a pleated satin-crepe and falls elegantly to the knee. Team it with a coordinating blouse to master the season's colour-block trend.
  • MIH JEANS The Clean skirt
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    MIH JEANS The Clean skirt
    The Clean skirt from MiH Jeans is an aptly named piece. The sleek silhouette is truly understated but the use of stiff 12oz dark-blue Japanese denim lends the minimal design a rugged texture which is only accentuated by the frayed hem. Pair it with new-season knitwear and ankle boots.
  • JIL SANDER NAVY Pleated micro-faille skirt
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    JIL SANDER NAVY Pleated micro-faille skirt
    A bolt of siren red unfailingly lifts everyday outfits and Jil Sander Navy's skirt possesses this transformative power. It sits on the natural waist and flares into wide pleats that keep their shape due to the stiff micro-faille cloth. The ladylike silhouette looks extra pretty with Mary Jane shoes and a neat sweater.
  • ELIZABETH AND JAMES Cooper embroidered mesh pencil skirt
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    ELIZABETH AND JAMES Cooper embroidered mesh pencil skirt
    Intricate triangle-effect embroidery elevates the sleek silhouette of Elizabeth and James's black Cooper pencil skirt. It's trimmed with soft silk and has a sheer hem panel that reveals a subtle touch of skin. Style it with the co-ordinating top for a polished round-the-clock look.
  • STELLA MCCARTNEY Freya cady skirt
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    STELLA MCCARTNEY Freya cady skirt
    Stella McCartney experiments with texture in the design of its Freya skirt contrasting mesh swirls with sheer silk-organza. The simple pencil silhouette acts as the perfect canvas for every aspect of detail and also makes it really easy to wear. For the most modern take style it with a fine-knit sweater and platform loafers.
  • L'AGENCE Pleated crepe pencil skirt
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    L'AGENCE Pleated crepe pencil skirt
    L'Agence updates the classic black pencil skirt for the new season adding figure-flattering pleating and a cut-away hemline to this sleek crepe design. Wear it with a silk blouse and point-toe pumps for a look that works in and out of the office.
  • ROKSANDA Roelle textured-satin skirt
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    ROKSANDA Roelle textured-satin skirt
    A modern interpretation of the season's floor-skimming hemlines Roksanda's Roelle skirt is sure to leave a lasting impression. Made from a light-pink satin the full high-waisted style is kept thoroughly contemporary by a tactile textured finish. It makes a stunning alternative to a gown and looks best played down with a boxy top and simple accessories.
  • 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 wit
  • MARY KATRANTZOU Mecha Tiki Man-print skirt
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    MARY KATRANTZOU Mecha Tiki Man-print skirt
    Sporting the Mecha Tiki Man print of the AW14 collection Mary Katrantzou's A-line skirt is an artful impact piece. Vertical panels of forest-green and royal-blue define the box-pleated front and provide a meticulous finish. Team with a sugary-pink sweater and neat black ankle boots for an elevated take on daywear.
  • STELLA MCCARTNEY Fiona embroidered mini skirt
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    STELLA MCCARTNEY Fiona embroidered mini skirt
    Stella McCartney's AW14 runway collection focused on energy and movement and this black and cream Fiona mini skirt is decorated with multicoloured tape in creative winding shapes. Wear it with a colour-block knit and the label's chunky shoes for a directional take on the new season.
  • GIVENCHY Zip-back leather pencil skirt
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    GIVENCHY Zip-back leather pencil skirt
    An exposed back zip and flared pleated hemline give Givenchy's black leather pencil skirt a typically directional edge. It's cut to sit high on the waist and lined in soft black satin for maximum comfort and the sleekest silhouette. Wear it with the label's statement sweaters or an oversized T-shirt to keep the look effortless.
  • BAJA EAST Gathered-front midi skirt
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    BAJA EAST Gathered-front midi skirt
    This ivory crepe midi skirt from Baja East is a modern way to work the season's minimal mood. The gathered off-centre front sits at the natural waist and drapes down to a split. Wear it with the label's easy separates for an effortlessly chic look.
  • MAX MARA Erminia skirt
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    MAX MARA Erminia skirt
    Max Mara proves the elegance and versatility of metallics with its Erminia skirt which is finished with a gold crocodile-effect fabric. Big on impact it's also super flattering and features a high-waisted slim pencil silhouette. Dress it down by day with a T-shirt and ankle boots or amp it up after hours with a cropped blouse and heels.
  • MAX MARA Rocco skirt
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    MAX MARA Rocco skirt
    A splash of colour in the shape of Max Mara's moss-green Rocco skirt will energise your winter wardrobe. The sleek pencil style is spun in Italy from soft virgin wool and makes a sumptuous addition to a chunky knit or crisp white shirt.
  • CAMILLA AND MARC Adversary textured-stripe pencil skirt
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    CAMILLA AND MARC Adversary textured-stripe pencil skirt
    Camilla and Marc's boldly striped crepe and piqué pencil skirt is a sharp way to tap into the season's monochrome trend. Cut with a high waist it works perfectly with a tucked-in T-shirt or tank. Ground the look with block-heeled ankle boots.
  • RIKA Josefine wool-blend skirt
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    RIKA Josefine wool-blend skirt
    Rika's Josefine wool-blend skirt is a modern wardrobe staple that can be dressed up or down. It comes in AW14's key grey shade that works with bright whites now or sombre blacks as the weather turns.
  • A.L.C. Winter Floral-print silk skirt
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    A.L.C. Winter Floral-print silk skirt
    A.L.C. gives a lesson in winter florals with this black printed silk-crepe skirt. Cut to an elegant high rise with a subtle slit at the back this beautifully feminine piece works dressed up or down. Try it with a pale-pink sweater and ankle boots by day and a silk cami and heels by night.
  • JIL SANDER Sabbia open-weave wool skirt
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    JIL SANDER Sabbia open-weave wool skirt
    Jil Sander gives a lesson in winter colour with this jade-green Sabbia wool skirt. It's designed to sit high on the waist and flare out into a structured asymmetric hem. Wear it with a same-tone sweater and androgynous flat for a look straight off the runway.
  • NO. 21 Sequin-embellished silk skirt
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    NO. 21 Sequin-embellished silk skirt
    This sequin-embellished silk skirt embodies No. 21's modern brand of femininity perfectly. It's a straight-cut mid-length style that strikes the perfect balance between high-octane elegance and wearability. Team it with an oversized knit and chunky heels for a directional daytime look that's straight off the runway.
  • A.L.C. Mohair-blend pencil skirt
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    A.L.C. Mohair-blend pencil skirt
    A.L.C. energises the pencil skirt to futuristic effect for AW14. This piece is made from a mohair-blend and has a classic streamlined silhouette with a split hem. Adopt the new season's colour-block aesthetic and team it with a contrasting sweater.
  • CAMILLA AND MARC Moderator striped pencil skirt
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    CAMILLA AND MARC Moderator striped pencil skirt
    This ribbed-crepe pencil skirt from Australian design duo Camilla and Marc boasts a bold royal-blue and white stripe. Cut to sit high on the waist it works best with a tucked-in blouse or cropped knit.
  • ROKSANDA Calder felted wool skirt
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    ROKSANDA Calder felted wool skirt
    In the hands of Roksanda the staple pencil skirt is elevated to avant-garde heights. This beige felted wool Calder style features a large frilled half-peplum - a pivotal detail of the AW14 runway. Stay true to the designer's bold aesthetic and team with blocks of colour.
  • DOLCE & GABBANA Floral-print cady pencil skirt
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    DOLCE & GABBANA Floral-print cady pencil skirt
    Dolce & Gabbana's AW14 collection was a fairytale-inspired offering and this black pencil skirt from the Pre collection is decorated with the runway's key print - a floral motif. Its classic silhouette is crafted from soft cady and it is lined with soft stretch-silk for a comfortable finish. Tuck in a white shirt for the chicest take.
  • MARCO DE VINCENZO Dégradé stud-embellished pencil skirt
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    MARCO DE VINCENZO Dégradé stud-embellished pencil skirt
    Marco De Vincenzo's love of texture and pattern is perfectly illustrated by this dégradé pencil skirt. It's a strong look from the AW14 runway that shimmers with striking multicoloured stud-embellished stripes. Pair it with a tucked-in shirt and stilettos for grown-up glamour.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Leather pencil skirt
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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Leather pencil skirt
    DVF puts a modern twist on this classic pencil skirt style with a black lamb leather front and contrasting stretch-jersey back. The sleek design sits high on the waist and is accented with stitched front panels. Team it with a tucked-in blouse and pumps for a look that works from desk to dinner.
  • ISABEL MARANT Felmira sequin-embellished skirt
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    ISABEL MARANT Felmira sequin-embellished skirt
    Isabel Marant's Felmira skirt is an opulent party piece with the brand's signature insouciant edge. Crafted from pure silk it's embellished with rows of burnished metallic sequins and sweeps seductively across the upper thigh. Finish the look in true Marant style by teaming it with chunky knitwear and tough boots.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Gemma skirt
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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Gemma skirt
    Champion this season's trend for uniform staples with DVF's navy stretch-crepe skirt. Sitting on the natural waist and falling to a mini length this pleated style will make weekday dressing so effortless. Tuck in a striped tee and ground the look with lace-up brogues.
  • ISABEL MARANT ÉTOILE Coleen animal-print ruched skirt
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    ISABEL MARANT ÉTOILE Coleen animal-print ruched skirt
    Animal print continues to hold its place as autumn/winter's most coveted pattern and this khaki and black skirt from Isabel Marant Étoile is a chic round-the-clock piece. It's cut from chiffon and finished with ruched detailing and an asymmetric hem. Wear it with shearling or leather for a tactile combination.
  • KENZO Doors-print pencil skirt
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    KENZO Doors-print pencil skirt
    Pre-AW14 sees Kenzo build on its illustrious print archive and this tonal blue black and purple pencil skirt features a 'doors to nowhere' print inspired by American motels. Wear it with a crisp white shirt or black sweater to keep it the focus.
  • THE ROW Lynn wool-blend midi skirt
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    THE ROW Lynn wool-blend midi skirt
    The Row's ivory Lynn midi skirt is crafted from a sumptuous stretch virgin wool-blend that's soft to the touch and a pleasure to wear. The fluted A-line silhouette will work with everything from a silk cami to a boxy knit.
  • ISABEL MARANT Iga wrap-around wool skirt
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    ISABEL MARANT Iga wrap-around wool skirt
    Isabel Marant infuses this classic black skirt with her signature nonchalant aesthetic. It's made from pure wool and features a chic wrap-around feature with a loose self-tie bow detail - all of which contribute to an effortless quietly bohemian style. Although it possesses a less than traditional cut this piece is endlessly versatile and will work both on and off-duty.
  • ALEXANDER WANG Contrast-zip double-faced cotton skirt
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    ALEXANDER WANG Contrast-zip double-faced cotton skirt
    Alexander Wang places a futuristic spin on a classic piece with this high-waisted black skirt. It's crafted from double-faced stretch cotton and features a neon-yellow zip fastening at the centre. Team with all-black separates to let the fluorescent detailing really pop.
  • ALTUZARRA Faulkner stretch-crepe pencil skirt
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    ALTUZARRA Faulkner stretch-crepe pencil skirt
    No capsule wardrobe is complete without a sleek black pencil skirt and Altuzarra's Faulkner style is cut to a feminine high rise. Inverted seams and a subtle front slit allow you to move freely while maintaining a body-conscious silhouette. Wear it from morning meeting to late dinner with a pussybow blouse and mules.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Rosalita skirt
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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Rosalita skirt
    DVF's black leather Rosalita skirt is brimming with that understated elegance that's so conducive to the season's new modern femininity. It has a high waist and is fitted with a sumptuous black satin lining. The flattering A-line shape is perfect with a slim-cut sweater on top.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • ISABEL MARANT Issop embroidered wrap-around skirt
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    ISABEL MARANT Issop embroidered wrap-around skirt
    Isabel Marant's Issop wrap-around skirt is cut from anthracite-grey silk and beautifully embroidered with a flower and bird design. Channel the label's bohemian spirit and wear it with a chunky knit and buckled ankle boots.
  • THE ROW Atale wool-blend midi skirt
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    THE ROW Atale wool-blend midi skirt
    The Row's Atale skirt is a timeless choice cut to a flattering midi-length and in the season's most wearable shade. This sumptuous style is crafted from a grey stretch wool-blend that softly hugs the hips and ripples out at either side. Team it with a classic T-shirt and heeled Mary Janes for a look that will last from desk to dinner.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • ISABEL MARANT Adelaide wrap-around skirt
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    ISABEL MARANT Adelaide wrap-around skirt
    Isabel Marant's carefree aesthetic is aptly illustrated in this asymmetric wrap-around Adelaide skirt. Made from a wool and cotton-blend the black and cream horizontal stripes are particularly striking when paired with one of the collection's printed monochrome sweaters.
  • BALENCIAGA Asymmetric-panel crepe midi skirt
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    BALENCIAGA Asymmetric-panel crepe midi skirt
    A black midi skirt is set to be your new-season go-to and this heavy crepe style from Balenciaga has an asymmetric front panel that feels a touch more contemporary. Laser-cut edging and satin-trimmed pockets have creative director Alexander Wang's handwriting all over them; keep your other pieces clean and crisp to showcase them best.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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