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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • MARNI Abstract floral-print A-line skirt
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    MARNI Abstract floral-print A-line skirt
    Marni's abstract floral print is just the thing for the new season. Flashes of rose-pink break up the monochrome hues of this cotton-silk skirt – pick them out with a matching shoulder bag or the trim of a simple knit.
  • MOSCHINO Bi-colour bouclé wool skirt
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    MOSCHINO Bi-colour bouclé wool skirt
    Varsity prep meets iconic Italian chic in Jeremy Scott's inaugural collection for Moschino. This cream and navy zip-front skirt is cut from tactile wool-bouclé and edged with the label's kitsch-cum-classic braided trims and gold-tone buttons. Work the look head-to-toe with the label's chain-embellished bomber.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • JIL SANDER NAVY Bonded cotton-blend A-line skirt
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    JIL SANDER NAVY Bonded cotton-blend A-line skirt
    Jil Sander Navy is a label of flawless contemporary staples but it's the choice of interesting fabrics that really sets the designs apart. This seemingly simple navy A-line skirt is cut from a bonded chevron-textured cotton-blend that's sharp and structured and fully lined with silk. Wear it with bare legs and ankle boots switching an oversized knit for a crisp white shirt to smarten the look.
  • 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.
  • 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'.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • WEEKEND MAX MARA Campos skirt
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    WEEKEND MAX MARA Campos skirt
    This midnight-blue Campos skirt from Weekend Max Mara is the kind of smart wardrobe staple you can reach for season after season. It’s cut from heavy-weight crepe and falls to a refined knee length. Wear it with heels in the office and flats off-duty.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • MSGM Floral-print satin pencil skirt
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    MSGM Floral-print satin pencil skirt
    Painterly florals take a dark turn in MSGM's midnight-blue satin pencil skirt. Designed to give the illusion of a distorted watercolour it's printed with dripping blooms that are beautiful and mysterious all at once. Wear the high-waisted style with a boxy tee and flats switching to a crisp shirt and heels for evening.
  • CHLOÉ Tiered silk-mousseline skirt
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    CHLOÉ Tiered silk-mousseline skirt
    Sophisticated bohemia is a key theme for AW14 and this tiered maxi skirt from Chloé captures the mood perfectly. Crafted from black silk-mousseline that’s semi-sheer from the knee down it works both day and night with a simple switch of styling; for a modern cocktail option opt for a fitted knit and a sleek clutch.
  • SAINT LAURENT Leopard-jacquard short pencil skirt
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    SAINT LAURENT Leopard-jacquard short pencil skirt
    Saint Laurent's takes on wardrobe staples are always loaded with rock 'n' roll cool. Case in point? This clean-cut black pencil skirt that's made from shimmering leopard jacquard and hits mid-thigh. Wear it with a crisp white shirt and one of the house's signature blazers.
  • DROME Leather A-line pocket skirt
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    DROME Leather A-line pocket skirt
    The leather skirt has become an essential part of the contemporary wardrobe and Drome's pocketed style is a chic investment. The A-line shape makes it day or night appropriate – wear it with a knit and brogues by day adding edge after dark with block-heeled ankle boots.
  • DOLCE & GABBANA Flocked wool-blend A-line skirt
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    DOLCE & GABBANA Flocked wool-blend A-line skirt
    Dolce & Gabbana's AW14 collection titled 'Enchanted Sicily' was inspired by fairytales. This A-line skirt shows how beautifully the theme was translated and sees a charcoal-grey wool-blend given a darkly romantic feel with black flocked florals. Embrace autumn's grey trend and pair it with separates in heather or slate tones.
  • BALMAIN Leopard-jacquard pencil skirt
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    BALMAIN Leopard-jacquard pencil skirt
    Balmain’s mash-up of archive prints and hip-hop style is typified by this leopard-jacquard pencil skirt. The calf-skimming style is crafted from a black and gold satin-mikado with an exposed back zip running from top to bottom. Ground the bold print with grown-up black accessories.
  • PETER PILOTTO Alana Geo-print A-line skirt
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    PETER PILOTTO Alana Geo-print A-line skirt
    Peter Pilotto is famed for its eclectic digital prints and this Alana crepe skirt is a stand-out offering. The label's colourful Geo print enlivens the classic A-line silhouette and makes the highest impact when teamed with the coordinating silk top.
  • ACNE STUDIOS Grid scuba skirt
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    ACNE STUDIOS Grid scuba skirt
    Acne Studios’s Pre-AW14 collection was inspired by the time designer Jonny Johansson spent at his beach house on the outskirts of Stockholm. The curved wave-like waistline of this black Grid skirt is a clever touch while the structured scuba composition stays true to the label’s Scandi-cool aesthetic.
  • J.W. ANDERSON Fuzzy wool A-line skirt
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    J.W. ANDERSON Fuzzy wool A-line skirt
    J.W. Anderson took a typically contemporary approach to AW14 and this classic A-line skirt is crafted from tactile forest-green wool that’s fuzzy to the touch. Tuck in a slim-fitting knit and add mannish flats for a polished finishing touch.
  • NINA RICCI Bonded wool-blend pencil skirt
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    NINA RICCI Bonded wool-blend pencil skirt
    There's a place in every working wardrobe for a tailored pencil skirt like this navy bonded wool-blend style from Nina Ricci. It sits high on the waist and hits just above the knee with a centre-hem slit and raw edges adding that contemporary edge. Add a streamlined knit and classic pumps for extra polish.
  • ELIZABETH AND JAMES Avenue knee-length silk skirt
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    ELIZABETH AND JAMES Avenue knee-length silk skirt
    This Avenue knee-length silk skirt from Elizabeth and James is the kind of modern wardrobe staple you will reach for time and time again. It's designed to sit at the natural waist so showcase a hint of midriff and team it with the label's matching Katrin blouse.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Ginnie skirt
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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Ginnie skirt
    DVF's Ginnie Zebra Tattoo intarsia skirt is a super feminine way to wear monochrome. The heavy stretch-jersey style is designed to sit high on the waist and flares into a full skater skirt. Keep accessories minimal to let it take the focus.
  • ROCHAS Metallic-jacquard midi pencil skirt
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    ROCHAS Metallic-jacquard midi pencil skirt
    The pencil skirt gets a refined update for the new season by way of metallic jacquard. Caramel-brown stretch-twill forms the base of this ornate Rochas design while crystal bug embellishments elevate it into something truly special. Wear it the modern way – with a tucked-in polo shirt and ankle-strap pumps.
  • VIVIENNE WESTWOOD ANGLOMANIA Dynasty-print pencil skirt
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    VIVIENNE WESTWOOD ANGLOMANIA Dynasty-print pencil skirt
    Vivienne Westwood Anglomania drew on a unique set of references such as the distinct national customs of Yupik Eskimos and the Yakot Tribe of Russia when creating this pixelated floral Dynasty-print pencil skirt. It sits high on the waist fits slim through the body and finishes flatteringly at the knee. Anchor the statement print with a block colour on top and classic black accessories.
  • VIVIENNE WESTWOOD RED LABEL Pleat-detail pencil skirt
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    VIVIENNE WESTWOOD RED LABEL Pleat-detail pencil skirt
    Vivienne Westwood Red Label puts a contemporary spin on the pencil skirt in an of-the-moment light-grey hue. It's designed to sit on the natural waist and has an asymmetric side-hem slit that reveals a rose-toned lining. Tuck in a striped shirt and ground the look with sleek leather ankle boots.
  • ROCHAS Rooster-print duchess-satin skirt
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    ROCHAS Rooster-print duchess-satin skirt
    While couture-quality craftsmanship and the finest materials remain central to Rochas designs there's always a sense of charm and personality too. The house's rooster print was one of this season's most coveted and is used to optimum effect on this painterly duchess-satin skirt. Take your cue from the label and style it with a fine-knit polo for a high-low mix.
  • VIVIENNE WESTWOOD RED LABEL Velvet pencil skirt
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    VIVIENNE WESTWOOD RED LABEL Velvet pencil skirt
    Vivienne Westwood Red Label’s black pencil skirt strikes the perfect balance of versatility and glamour. Cut from stretch-velvet it sits high on the waist and highlights the silhouette with a subtle flared hem. Team it with a crisp white shirt or a lightweight silk camisole.
  • CARVEN Compact-wool flared skirt
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    CARVEN Compact-wool flared skirt
    Nobody cuts a mini skirt quite like Carven. With its structured silhouette and flared hem this compact wool-blend style is an everyday staple with plenty of the label's coquettish charm. Offset the feminine shape with chunky menswear-inspired flats.
  • DROME Nappa leather pencil skirt
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    DROME Nappa leather pencil skirt
    Italian leather specialist Drome uses advanced techniques to create leather pieces with the sleekest finishes. This knee-length pencil skirt is expertly crafted from nappa leather for a form-fitting shape that doesn't lose its structure. Wear with pieces that complement the rich burgundy hue – grey and navy shades work particularly well.
  • REDVALENTINO Ruffle tulle skirt
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    REDVALENTINO Ruffle tulle skirt
    Work REDValentino’s whimsical aesthetic into your new season wardrobe with this black ruffle tulle skirt. Sitting high on the waist and flaring to a full skater silhouette it flatters the figure perfectly. Style it with a crisp white shirt in the office and a silk camisole after hours.
  • ALTUZARRA Faun striped pencil skirt
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    ALTUZARRA Faun striped pencil skirt
    Altuzarra’s strategically striped Faun skirt isn’t just flattering it’s downright sexy. Cut from a lightweight cotton it is nipped at the waist sits just below the knee and is accented by a slit high on the thigh. Pair it with a crisp white shirt and flesh-toned pumps which will elongate the leg even further.
  • CARVEN Oversized hound's-tooth wool skirt
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    CARVEN Oversized hound's-tooth wool skirt
    Embrace Carven's unique brand of 1990s prep with this chic A-line mini skirt. This high-waisted style is crafted from an oversized hound's-tooth wool blend and features two front-inverted pleats. Team it with bare legs and natty flats.
  • ROKSANDA ILINCIC Ila wrap-around beach skirt
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    ROKSANDA ILINCIC Ila wrap-around beach skirt
    This Ila wrap-around skirt from Roksanda Ilincic is a fresh alternative to the classic kaftan bringing something a little more ladylike to your beachwear collection. The midi-length style is cut from a comfortable stretch fabric with a full-length side slit; wear yours with a bikini or with a cotton T-shirt.
  • LANVIN Ribbed wool-blend midi skirt
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    LANVIN Ribbed wool-blend midi skirt
    For Pre-AW14 Lanvin's Alber Elbaz turned his hand to elegant daywear. This charcoal-grey ribbed wool-blend midi skirt is a fine example with a banded high waist and voluminous folds of fabric that form the fishtail hem. It's a chic building block for polished workwear looks but still brimming with the French brand’s glamour.
  • CARVEN Twist-front crepe skirt
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    CARVEN Twist-front crepe skirt
    Carven's twist-front crepe skirt is infused with the house's signature charm – understated but so feminine. Make it a staple piece in your collection by wearing it now with bare legs and sandals swapping for tights and ankle boots come autumn.
  • TOGA PULLA Printed pleat skirt
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    TOGA PULLA Printed pleat skirt
    We love the contemporary uniform vibe of Toga Pulla's accordion pleat skirt. The navy below-the-knee style comes complete with an optional waist belt for a super cinched-in silhouette and is finished with a subtle animal print. Offset the ladylike cut with an oversized top and chunky sandals.
  • ACNE STUDIOS Romantic full skirt
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    ACNE STUDIOS Romantic full skirt
    This Romantic drill skirt from Acne Studios is a chic way to take the mini length through to autumn/winter. Sitting high on the waist and gathered to create a full silhouette it features an exposed zip fastening at the side and an elasticated waistband for optimum comfort. Team with a cropped sweater or tucked-in blouse.
  • MAX MARA ELEGANTE Belli skirt
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    MAX MARA ELEGANTE Belli skirt
    While the front of Max Mara Elegante’s navy crepe Belli skirt is minimal the back reveals a dramatic waterfall-style drape panel and slit. Wear this slim-fitting floor-sweeping design with similarly understated pieces as part of a sophisticated evening look.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Gemma skirt
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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Gemma skirt
    Update your wardrobe staples with this black stretch-crepe Gemma skirt from DVF. Designed to sit on your natural waist and above the knee the fully pleated silhouette is as comfortable as it is stylish. Team with a silk blouse and pointed pumps for a classic feminine look.
  • LANVIN Asymmetric-bow crepe skirt
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    LANVIN Asymmetric-bow crepe skirt
    Embrace this season’s longer lengths with Lanvin’s black crepe skirt. The draped asymmetric front is a house signature that's made all the more dramatic by a thigh-high side split. Swap out formal gowns and team this statement style with a luxe sweater and dress flats.
  • NO. 21 Floral-print midi skirt
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    NO. 21 Floral-print midi skirt
    Embrace AW14's moody florals with No. 21's bloom-bedecked midi skirt. Printed with painterly red and pink flowers against a black satin backdrop it taps into the trend perfectly. Pair this high-waisted style with a cropped knit and masculine flats for the most directional take.
  • LANVIN Full-length wool-knit skirt
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    LANVIN Full-length wool-knit skirt
    For Pre-AW14 Lanvin's much-coveted eveningwear was simple and elegant. This black floor-sweeping skirt is cut from a soft wool-knit and sits high on the waist for the most flattering finish. Create a long and lean silhouette by pairing it with a streamlined tuxedo jacket.
  • PRABAL GURUNG Window-pane crepe skirt
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    PRABAL GURUNG Window-pane crepe skirt
    Prabal Gurung’s Pre-AW14 collection was defined by standout separates such as this black crepe pencil skirt. Featuring a window pane-inspired textured panel this graphic style looks best paired with the matching top.
  • SEA Giant-eyelet cotton pencil skirt
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    SEA Giant-eyelet cotton pencil skirt
    Sea's midnight-blue pencil skirt is an elegant way to work a reveal-and-conceal element into your wardrobe. It’s lined to the knee but is sheer along the hem – perfect for showing off bronzed bare legs.
  • ADAM LIPPES Eyelet-detail satin midi-skirt
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    ADAM LIPPES Eyelet-detail satin midi-skirt
    Adam Lippes's Pre-AW14 collection was filled with the most refined and luxurious of materials. This elegant black cocoon skirt for example is cut from sleek satin and embellished all over with gold-tone eyelets. Complete the look with a silk tee and mules.
  • HELMUT LANG Scala pleated jersey skirt
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    HELMUT LANG Scala pleated jersey skirt
    Helmut Lang’s step-hem Scala skirt is cut from black stretch-jersey with artfully placed pleating and an elasticated waistband. Wear it with a crisp white shirt in the office switching to a silk cami and statement necklace after hours.
  • OSCAR DE LA RENTA Parrot-embroidered forest-print skirt
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    OSCAR DE LA RENTA Parrot-embroidered forest-print skirt
    This forest-print skirt from Oscar de la Renta is guaranteed to make a statement. The fully pleated silhouette is cut from structural satin and embroidered with a charming parrot detail. We’ll be wearing this modern cocktail alternative with a slim-fitting top and point-toe pumps.
  • JASON WU Zip-front leather pencil skirt
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    JASON WU Zip-front leather pencil skirt
    Sharp sleek and easy to wear the leather pencil skirt is a forever piece. Complete with a statement buckled belt and 24kt gold-plated hardware this lamb leather piece from Jason Wu feels a little edgier than classic styles. Take it from day to night switching a chunky knit and boots for a silk cami and strappy sandals.
  • ROKSANDA ILINCIC Arwen stretch-wool midi pencil skirt
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    ROKSANDA ILINCIC Arwen stretch-wool midi pencil skirt
    Roksanda Ilincic's bold use of colour transforms the simplest styles into trophy pieces. The Arwen pencil skirt is cut from indigo-blue stretch-wool and has contrasting teal-green pockets trimmed with herringbone embroidery. It sits high on the waist so tuck in a blouse to work that quintessential Roksanda silhouette.
  • EMILIO DE LA MORENA Eye-print silk pencil skirt
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    EMILIO DE LA MORENA Eye-print silk pencil skirt
    The black and white eye print decorating this black silk pencil skirt was seen throughout Emilio de la Morena’s new season collection. Highlight the high curved waistline with a tucked-in shirt or cropped blouse.
  • ISABEL MARANT Belia wrap-front leather skirt
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    ISABEL MARANT Belia wrap-front leather skirt
    Never one to shy away from leather Isabel Marant’s latest offering is infused with her signature edgy Parisian aesthetic. The Belia wrap-front skirt is crafted from soft lamb leather and features punk-inspired silver-tone studs and side buckle detailing. Falling to just below the knee this flattering style works perfectly with the brand's cult Dicker boots.
  • CÉDRIC CHARLIER Full-length satin skirt
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    CÉDRIC CHARLIER Full-length satin skirt
    Cédric Charlier embraces autumn's longer lengths with this floor-skimming navy satin skirt. It sits high on the waist and has a sharp asymmetric side hem with a sexy thigh-high split. Wear it with vertiginous heels and a tucked-in top.
  • VERSACE High-waisted leather skirt
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    VERSACE High-waisted leather skirt
    The allure of buttery black leather never fails to upgrade a wardrobe classic – take Versace's black pleated skirt for example. Sitting high on the waist and flaring out into a skater shape it’s a statement piece that’ll instantly toughen up a silk tee or shirt.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Emma skirt
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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Emma skirt
    By opting for a softer white and grey colour palette DVF breathes new life into classic leopard print. The Emma skirt makes the perfect canvas for such a statement motif and is backed with comfortable black stretch-jersey that holds its shape throughout the day and into the night. Team it with a colour-pop blouse for the biggest impact.
  • MAX MARA STUDIO Olaf skirt
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    MAX MARA STUDIO Olaf skirt
    The Olaf skirt typifies Max Mara Studio’s classic aesthetic. The streamlined design is cut from heavy black jersey has a high waist and falls to a flattering midi length. Pair it with the matching jacket and black pumps.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Brook skirt
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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Brook skirt
    DVF’s black Brook pencil skirt will make a sophisticated addition to your capsule wardrobe. It’s cut to sit high on the waist and has a three-stitched back panel that will sit smoothly against your body. Wear it with a crisp white shirt or a detailed knit for a ladylike take on smart dressing.
  • SALONI Bettina cosmic pansy-print midi skirt
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    SALONI Bettina cosmic pansy-print midi skirt
    Saloni’s embossed taffeta Bettina midi skirt is a chic way to wear florals year-round. It's crafted from embossed taffeta and printed with a colourful Cosmic Pansy design – perfect for incorporating bold colour and texture into a look.
  • FRAME DENIM Le High distressed denim pencil skirt
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    FRAME DENIM Le High distressed denim pencil skirt
    Frame Denim expands on its ready-to-wear offering with this Le High pencil skirt. It's cut from a super-fitted light-blue stretch-denim that's been distressed for a distinctly 1990s feel. Run with the grunge theme and add stacks of jewellery and a studded leather bag.
  • DOLCE & GABBANA Bouquet-print pencil skirt
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    DOLCE & GABBANA Bouquet-print pencil skirt
    Statement florals are a Dolce & Gabbana forte and this silk-crepe Bouquet-print pencil skirt is summer-ready way to work the motif. The sleek silhouette comes to a waist-cinching high rise that works best with a tucked in blouse or cropped knit.
  • ROKSANDA ILINCIC Duchess satin skirt
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    ROKSANDA ILINCIC Duchess satin skirt
    Embrace AW14's floor-sweeping lengths with Roksanda Ilincic’s teal duchess satin skirt. It sits high on the waist skims the hips and falls in structured pleats to the ground. Match it with the label's Eldon blouse adding vertiginous heals for a long lean silhouette
  • J.W. ANDERSON Sail wool-blend A-line skirt
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    J.W. ANDERSON Sail wool-blend A-line skirt
    J.W. Anderson adds to his hit collection of skirts with this Sail A-line style. The structured shape is created with royal-blue neoprene and falls to an of-the-moment midi length that gathers artfully to one side. Look to the presentation styling for inspiration and ground with thick-soled white flats
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Flote skirt
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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Flote skirt
    A colourful Banded Dot print gives DVF’s Flote stretch-jersey skater skirt a statement edge. Showcase the high rise with a tucked-in blouse in a bright hue.
  • BAND OF OUTSIDERS Ruffle-front pleated denim skirt
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    BAND OF OUTSIDERS Ruffle-front pleated denim skirt
    Band Of Outsiders shows how to wear denim the on-duty way with its pleated ruffle-front skirt. This indigo-blue cotton style sits high on the waist flaring out into a full and flattering A-line shape. Style it with an oversized sweater to work the label’s contemporary aesthetic.
  • EMILIO DE LA MORENA Carla textured-cotton skater skirt
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    EMILIO DE LA MORENA Carla textured-cotton skater skirt
    Swish and twirl your way into the new season with Emilio de la Morena's black Carla skirt. Textured cotton creates the full high-waisted silhouette that swings out into a skater style. A silk shirt and mid-high heels will complete a demure day-to-night look.
  • J.W. ANDERSON Pleated jacquard-twill skirt
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    J.W. ANDERSON Pleated jacquard-twill skirt
    J.W. Anderson shows off his origami skills with this pleated skirt from the Pre-AW14 collection. The multicoloured floral jacquard it’s made from is a house favourite this season and is perfect for brightening up wardrobe staples like a black roll-neck and ankle boots.
  • J.W. ANDERSON Speckled-wool A-line skirt
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    J.W. ANDERSON Speckled-wool A-line skirt
    Full skirts are still big news this season so invest in the trend with this speckled-wool A-line style from J.W. Anderson. The bright-green hue is a great way to introduce colour into your wardrobe and will work with a host of separates. Try a patterned blouse and brogues for a stab at the label's androgynous cool.
  • MOSCHINO Buit-in belt pencil skirt
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    MOSCHINO Buit-in belt pencil skirt
    Moschino puts its irreverent stamp on the classic pencil skirt with a gold-tone chain waistband and letter charms that spell out its iconic logo. Anchor the playfulness of this tongue-in-cheek style with a simple blouse.
  • BALENCIAGA Technical-jersey pencil skirt
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    BALENCIAGA Technical-jersey pencil skirt
    Since Alexander Wang took the helm at Balenciaga his focus has been on foundation pieces like this black technical-jersey pencil skirt. It’s designed to sit high on the waist and sleek against the body. Wear with a pussy-bow blouse and a duster coat as part of a modern workwear look.
  • ISABEL MARANT Devon leather pencil skirt
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    ISABEL MARANT Devon leather pencil skirt
    Amp up your weekend wardrobe with this vivid-red pencil skirt from Isabel Marant. Crafted from smooth lamb leather with soft suede detailing this sleek style is kept typically relaxed with an elasticated waistband. Wear it with a cashmere knit for a rich clash of texture.
  • GILES Chain jacquard A-line skirt
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    GILES Chain jacquard A-line skirt
    The lurex chain-link jacquard of this A-line skirt was seen throughout Giles Pre-AW14 collection. Take your cue from the label and style the high-waisted piece with a fitted white shirt.
  • THEORY Swind silk maxi skirt
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    THEORY Swind silk maxi skirt
    Long hemlines are having a moment and Theory embraces the trend rather elegantly with this black silk-organza Swind maxi skirt. The solid satin underskirt is cut to a mini length and contrasts perfectly against the sheer chiffon overlay. Play with proportions by teaming it with a boxy blouse.
  • HONOR Silk-faille A-line skirt
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    HONOR Silk-faille A-line skirt
    A midi skirt is this season's essential style and Honor keeps its version chic and contemporary in black silk-faille. The high-waisted design falls to a classic A-line silhouette and features low front pockets for an insouciant twist. Keep the look on-point with a boxy cropped blouse and a mid-heeled pump.
  • SPORTMAX Bazar skirt
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    SPORTMAX Bazar skirt
    Build your new-season wardrobe around chic essentials like Sportmax's Bazar skirt. This classic design is cut from black wool with a hint of stretch for a streamlining fit. Wear yours in the in the office and evening alike switching up accessories to take your look from day to night.
  • MCQ ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Frill-hem leather skirt
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    MCQ ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Frill-hem leather skirt
    McQ Alexander McQueen softens its black lamb leather skirt with a ruffled frill at the hem. Style it with a pale-pink tee and ankle boots to channel the season's new feminine mood.
  • VALENTINO Lace pencil skirt
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    VALENTINO Lace pencil skirt
    Valentino’s lilac pencil skirt is crafted from a signature heavy lace that's developed exclusively for the house. It's fully lined with a same-tone silk-chiffon underlay that helps showcase the detail and intricacy of the fabric. It's a beautiful piece for evening but works just as well with more casual staples like sweatshirts and silk T-shirts.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Panel Marta skirt
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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Panel Marta skirt
    This nude Panel Matra pencil skirt from DVF is cut from soft stretch-leather so flatters the silhouette while still being wearable and comfortable. It's designed to sit high on the waist and finish just above the knee. Wear it in the day with a patterned blouse adding heels and a clutch for night.
  • ADAM LIPPES Grosgrain-stripe midi pencil skirt
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    ADAM LIPPES Grosgrain-stripe midi pencil skirt
    Adam Lippes’ first Pre-AW14 collection unveiled a succession of sophisticated staples to bridge the gap between summer and winter wardrobes. Cut from black stretch-cotton with a grosgrain side-stripe this classic pencil skirt features a centre-front slit and is cut to the season’s favourite midi-length. Team it with an oversized blouse and bold heeled mules.
  • BURBERRY PRORSUM Trellis-jacquard pencil skirt
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    BURBERRY PRORSUM Trellis-jacquard pencil skirt
    Burberry Prorsum's David Bailey is committed to British craft and this rich emerald-green pencil skirt is made from a trellis-jacquard – a technique achieved by weaving on traditional tie looms. For the most modern take style it with a printed tee and lace-up ankle boots.
  • HONOR Dragonfly wings-print silk skirt
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    HONOR Dragonfly wings-print silk skirt
    For Pre-AW14 Honor’s Giovanna Randall took inspiration from metamorphosis studies and this elegant floor-length skirt features a dragonfly-wing print on white silk-cady. It will make a modern alterative to a formal gown and works perfectly with this season's cropped shirts.
  • CHRISTOPHER KANE Double-zip stretch-cady skirt
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    CHRISTOPHER KANE Double-zip stretch-cady skirt
    Christopher Kane has experimented with the concept of reveal and conceal before - his SS14 collection was full of teardrop cut-outs - but this season's take feels much more rock 'n' roll. This stretch-cady mini skirt is finished with snake print-trimmed zips that can be slid up to reveal a subtle glimpse of skin.
  • CHRISTOPHER KANE Snake-jacquard mini skirt
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    CHRISTOPHER KANE Snake-jacquard mini skirt
    It's the smallest details that set Christopher Kane's designs apart. This black mini skirt is made from snake-jacquard crepe and finished with a blue molecule fastening at the side – knowing nods to the designer's key influences for Pre-AW14. Bare legs and chunky flats are the way to wear it now.
  • ROKSANDA ILINCIC Devan melange-wool midi skirt
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    ROKSANDA ILINCIC Devan melange-wool midi skirt
    Welcome this season’s favourite length with Roksanda Ilincic's shin-skimming Devan skirt. The A-line style is made from a mid-weight melange wool in a tonal mixture of aqua-blue grey and white and features tightly overlocked edges that emphasise its structured linear shape. This is ladylike dressing with a tougher modern edge.
  • CHRISTOPHER KANE Molecule-appliqué mini skirt
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    CHRISTOPHER KANE Molecule-appliqué mini skirt
    Christopher Kane’s continuing obsession with science was apparent when he revealed his Pre-AW14 collection. This mini skirt formed part of the line-up and is appliquéd at the hem with a metallic-silver and electric-blue molecule. Opt for accessories in matching metallic hues to really make it pop.
  • PREEN BY THORNTON BREGAZZI Tippi bonded-crepe skirt
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    PREEN BY THORNTON BREGAZZI Tippi bonded-crepe skirt
    Full skirts were key to Preen by Thornton Bregazzi’s Pre-AW14 collection. This black midi-length style sits high on the waist and is cut from structured bonded crepe so holds its shape beautifully. It's named after illustrious Hitchcock blonde Tippi Hedren and when paired with a crisp white shirt and point-toe pumps wouldn't look out of place in her cult film Marnie.
  • CHRISTOPHER KANE Molecule-hemline stretch-cady skirt
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    CHRISTOPHER KANE Molecule-hemline stretch-cady skirt
    The molecule is the latest motif to receive the Christopher Kane treatment and nods to the 'weird science' element that has ran throughout his recent collections. It's used here to trim this black stretch-cady skirt and is cut from contrasting panels of leather and sheer lace. Tuck in one of the label's statement T-shirts for a look that works 24/7.
  • ROKSANDA ILINCIC Balmont bi-colour pencil skirt
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    ROKSANDA ILINCIC Balmont bi-colour pencil skirt
    Roksanda Ilincic experimented with two-dimensional geometric shapes for Pre-AW14 and oversized drapes and ruffles featured throughout. This Balmont pencil skirt sums up the graphic mood perfectly and is crafted from black double-faced Duchess satin save for a striking white side panel. For the boldest impact choose a blouse and pumps in chalk-white.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Panel Marta skirt
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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Panel Marta skirt
    A black leather skirt like this Panel Mantra style from DVF is an essential in any well-edited wardrobe. It’s supremely flattering – cut with a hint of stretch and sitting high on the waist – and will work just as well with a silk blouse and boots as it will with a staple tee and flats.
  • THEORY Teeka leather pencil skirt
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    THEORY Teeka leather pencil skirt
    Theory gives the pencil skirt a sporty edge by adding an elasticated waistband to this lamb leather style. It’s designed to sit high on the waist and falls to a sophisticated knee length. Tuck in a boxy tee and add skater flats for a contemporary weekend look.
  • WEEKEND MAX MARA Tantalo optical-print skirt
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    WEEKEND MAX MARA Tantalo optical-print skirt
    Whether worn for work or weekend this Weekend Max Mara Tantalo optical-print skirt from is a great way to tap into the season's upcoming 1960s mood. Embrace the look head-to-toe and wear it with a black polo knit and natty flats.
  • VIVIENNE WESTWOOD ANGLOMANIA Basic pencil skirt
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    VIVIENNE WESTWOOD ANGLOMANIA Basic pencil skirt
    Pre-AW14 is the perfect time to invest in key wardrobe staples and Vivienne Westwood Anglomania's Basic pencil skirt is a sophisticated place to start. Versatile and classic it's made from navy wool-blend twill and sits high on the waist. Team it with a silk shirt and towering mules for a current edge.
  • HAUTE HIPPIE Thorn floral-print asymmetric skirt
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    HAUTE HIPPIE Thorn floral-print asymmetric skirt
    Give your spring wardrobe a bohemian update with Haute Hippie’s floral-print skirt. Crafted from a fluid silk the multicoloured design features a crossover front and an asymmetric hem that falls longer at the back. Team it with a plaid shirt for an on-trend clash of print.
  • VIVIENNE WESTWOOD ANGLOMANIA Survival Stave lace-print skirt
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    VIVIENNE WESTWOOD ANGLOMANIA Survival Stave lace-print skirt
    Vivienne Westwood has always looked to the past for inspiration and this season she explored ancient civilisations with her Anglomania line. This rust-red cotton skirt features a washed-out Survival Stave print and the expert draping that's defined the label for years.
  • OSMAN Brocade-panel A-line skirt
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    OSMAN Brocade-panel A-line skirt
    Inspired by a vintage postcard from the late Yves Saint Laurent Osman Yousefzada’s ladylike creations were brimming with romantic details for Pre-AW14. This black satin A-line skirt features a metallic trompe l'oeil design that resembles a sweater tied around the waist. Wear it with boxy shirting and embellished flats to work the laid-back elegance that's so key to modern dressing.
  • CHLOÉ Crepe A-line skirt
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    CHLOÉ Crepe A-line skirt
    Chloé's understated separates are the perfect building blocks for summer's easy elegant looks. This milk-white crepe A-line skirt is a typically feminine piece from the Pre-AW14 collection and boasts a high waist and sharp edges trimmed with silk-crepe. Work the colour head to toe adding metallic accessories for a contemporary slant.
  • THIERRY COLSON Mimi gingham-print midi skirt
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    THIERRY COLSON Mimi gingham-print midi skirt
    Thierry Colson taps into two of summer's freshest trends with its Mimi skirt combining an oversized blanket check print with a voluminous midi length. Highlight the high waist with a tucked-in blouse or camisole.
  • ALTUZARRA Faun pencil skirt
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    ALTUZARRA Faun pencil skirt
    After the runaway success of last season's side-slit skirts Joseph Altuzarra returns with a shorter pencil style for Pre-AW14. This version is made in Italy from a wardrobe-friendly grey blend but still boasts that subtly seductive thigh split. It's the kind of piece that makes mid-week style dilemmas feel like a distant memory.
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