Altuzarra’s injected shots of bright bold colors onto slim gray sheath dresses with thigh high slits. Slivers of bright orange and fuchsia were inset at the waist and side slits revealing a fuchsia lining and panels of the same hues on the back.
Jenny Packham’s oxblood red silk full length dress where shoulders were adorned in satiny red bows on body skimming fluid dresses cut into thigh high slits.
Jonathan Simkhai’s crocodile embossed cut out dress creates strong geometric lines that transition nicely to the high-thigh slit in the skirt giving it a cool, sporty but ultra sexy feel.
Nanette Lepore focused on transitional pieces that can take you directly from work to cocktails in the evening. Her black panelled blouse features geometric lines constructed of leather and semi sheer panels, worn with a fluid pleated skirt.
Roland Mouret drew inspiration from cubism, implementing a precise pattern making approach to deliver a 3D architectural effect that is a signature element of his artisanal clothes. He created asymmetrical and irregular shapes by folding fabric to create flaps and vents that angle away from the body. A geometric red herringbone ensemble features an origami-like folded collar that mirrors the clean lines of the high slit skirt.
Carven’s Guillaume Henry brought back 40s glamour emphasizing long sensuous silhouettes. A matching leopard print double breasted jacket with coordinating high-waisted skirt is smoking hot with a sexy zippered slit.
Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing demonstrated that women can still be sexy without wearing ultra revealing clothing to get their point across. The high slit of this black and white herringbone pencil skirt is front and center, but paired with leggings underneath, the slit seems a little less daring but just as eye catching. The knee length pencil skirt is cinched at the waist with a zebra print belt with chain embellishments and is topped by a colorful raccoon fur top.
The much-anticipated debut collection by Nicholas Ghesquiere at Louis Vuitton was even more full of surprises than expected. Ghesquiere mixed bonded fabrics to construct chic 60s A-line ensembles with ultra clean lines. The diagonally cut leather and tweed skirt demonstrates Ghesquiere’s impeccable eye for unique fabric combinations. The slits on either side of the skirt along with the center are lined with multi-functional zippers.
Burberry’s Christopher Bailey explored an array of exotic prints for fall. He sent out airy, silk chiffon, high slit skirts and dresses embellished in floral prints cinched at the waist by thin dainty belts, and accessorized with wild colorful scarves.
Marios Schwab’s diaphanous sky blue bustier dress is overlaid in silky panels of chiffon that enfold the neck and fall nonchalantly to the floor, exposing a bit of leg.
The looks at Preen were a throw back to the 1970s Star Wars era. Thornton Bregazzi sent out fluid, tesseract printed blouses emblazoned with an imposing Darth Vader head, and neatly tucked into matching high slit skirts.
Vivienne Westwood’s glamorous wrap floral print dress is based on a traditional heritage silhouette that never goes out of style. The dress is deliactely trimmed in glistening sequins and sculpted into gathers on one side to reveal the legs.
High slit and double slit skirts are the perfect transitional piece from summer to fall and are so versatile that they go with just about anything. Pair it with a loose fit blouse and add layers for the cooler months ahead. John Richmond’s asymmetrical diagonal slits are cut all the way up to the waist.
Just Cavalli featured strong diagonal lines in a brushstroke motif that gave way to abstraction. The collection was influenced by the artistic treasures of Florence in a mash-up of electric prints and an abundance of grommets, no doubt influenced by his designing gig for Miley Cyrus.
Missoni also incorporated slits into easy to wear casual wrap skirts. Angela Missoni, using the brand’s iconic zigzag motif added a front slit to offset the heavy wool texture of a knee length wrap skirt.
Designer Fiona Cibani kept it casual at Ports 1961 drawing inspiration from military references, which is prominent in this look.
It’s hard to forget Angelina Jolie’s leg peaking out of a black Versace diaphanous gown at the 2012 Oscars. Donatella Versace certainly hasn’t forgotten. The high slit is also prevalent in Versace’s latest fall collection with an emphasis on movement and flow created by slits on skirts that emanate from the waist.
The trend of throwing a leather jacket over a slip dress and putting on boots and heading out the door began over a decade ago in New York. With the Polar Vortex soon upon us, stylish-and-practical outerwear is a must. Come fall, a leather jacket is an indispensable staple in rounded shoulder styles, as well as tailored pieces loaded with hardware. The iconic jacket was seen on many of the top catwalks in Milan with each designer offering their own take on the iconic cropped outer layer.