Bad news

I have some rather bad news, so I hope you’re sitting down. *Deep breath.*

There’s no easy way of saying this… but there is a very real chance of the *wince* ski pant becoming a key fashion item. Its casual cousin, the stirrup legging has already been inching its way into our wardrobes and now, thanks to a nostalgic nod towards sixties classics, the tailored ski pant has been spotted at the AW10 press days – namely on the rails of COS and MaxMara – and on the Stella McCartney runway. With the pointy kitten heel now a dead cert for AW10, we will no doubt see endless shoots of Bardot-esque babes encased in ski pants and clingy mohair tops, with backcombed barnets and eyelinered to the max, posing in the glossies. And then non-models will try to emulate them. Gulp.

I know it’s a shock to the system and that it will take some getting used to but remember, it won’t be forever. Give it a season and things will be back to normal. I hope.


Stella McCartney

[Stella McCartney pics:]

AW10 trend report: Heavy metal

Now here’s one I didn’t see coming. Uber-embellished dresses and coats that require two people to lift them off the hanger. David Koma’s zip embellishment is certainly arresting but kind of excessive if you can’t life the dress in order to get into it. Ditto Roksanda Illincic’s heavily-beaded dress and Balmain’s (solid gold?) trench. Does this take over from six-inch heels in the fashion-as-hindrance stakes?