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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • MARCO DE VINCENZO Dégradé crystal-embellished pencil skirt
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    MARCO DE VINCENZO Dégradé crystal-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 crystal-embellished stripes. Pair it with a tucked-in shirt and stilettos for grown-up glamour.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • '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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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'.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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