Great lengths: A/W 2015’s silhouettes have been elongated with flare

Knee length dresses by model
Ground-grazing trousers unite with knee-length dresses for a winter silhouette shift. On the left: tunic and jumpsuit, both by Agnona. Earring, by Charlotte Chesnais. Right: tunic and trousers, both by Pringle of Scotland. Shoes by Marni
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The last time we witnessed tunics and trousers merrily co-mingling in the same ensemble it was back in the 1990s, via the 1960s. This time around, the silhouette has been elegantly elongated, thanks to ground-grazing trousers paired with knee-length dresses, or sleeveless coats chicly topping voluminous trousers.

Opt for a matching afair, as seen at Marni in felted mahogany wool, or a happy union of day and night, as per Rodolfo Paglialunga’s Jil Sander runway that saw a cashmere robe united with silk trousers. Pringle of Scotland worked the concept in supple suede, while Stefano Pilati’s kick-fared jumpsuit for Agnona was streamlined for the workplace with a sleeveless gilet composed of the softest cashmere strips.

Either way, bare arms are on view, heading of the problem of too much volume, as trouser hems come as exaggerated bootcuts or cuffed with a good 7cm turn-up. All told, it’s a look that couldn’t spell ’art crowd’ any clearer if it tried.

As originally featured in the September 2015 edition of Wallpaper* (W*198)

Front and side picture of the model

On the left: tunic, trousers and shoes, all by Marni. Right: tunic and trousers, both by Jil Sander. Boots by Victoria Beckham

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