Hemlines Hang Low For SS11

Septum piercings and transparency are already certifiable trends for spring, and low hanging hemlines are proving to be just as a popular, according to the biggest SS11 runway shows so far this season. Marc Jacobs showed his latest creations for his namesake label last night, opting for long skirts and a 70s jet-set feel, with big hair, wide-leg trousers, and makeup and accessories that immediately called to mind Jodi Foster circa Taxi Driver. Dresses and skirts came in bright fruit shades—tangerine, pink, peach—while the silhouette was soft and flowing. Donna Karan followed suit with straighter, more body-conscious lines, although her commitment to silks in ivory and nude tones kept her collection feeling effortless and light.

Halston, too, showcased floor-length dresses, which would have looked perfectly appropriate at the Studio 54 of the company’s heyday. Likewise, Preen, which has received some of the most uniformly glowing critical reviews of SS11, served up skirts that grazed the ankles of their wearer, if not their toes. The message overall: long hemlines in flowing, light-as-air fabrics.

Marc Jacobs SS11 via Style.com

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