I smiled smugly when reading this response, because, except for a moment in Grade Six, when I wore a maxi wrap-denim skirt with strappy leather wedges and a stripped sailor tee, long and denim have not been acceptable adjectives in my vocabulary to modify skirt.
Until now, of course.
I am absolutely mad for Junya Watanabe’s long jean skirts, his long gingham picnic-y skirts, and his white ruffly skirts. I especially adore any one of these with a bustle, as bustles bridge an academic and fashion interest of mine.
(When I interviewed with Vogue—and yes, I’m bringing up that yet again—I produced an “Up Front” page, all about the bustle, and illustrated it with a picture of Naomi Campbell in Galliano. I think the original is in my office somewhere; I’ll try and locate it for scanning.)
Anyway, the Watanabe bustle and ruffles utterly obliterate any potential for dowdiness in these denim skirts and have created a mini obsession chez moi. And the gingham, mixed with those outrageous prints are zanily delightful. Not to mention the white worn with white—or trench-coat colors and shapes.
A more purchase-friendly version of the white skirts can be found over at J Peterman’s place, with this Frieda skirt. It’s very tempting for summer evenings.