THEY ARE WEARING: EUROPE
EUROPE’S YOUNG LOOK: FUNKY BUT CHIC
Forget New Length: Europe’s PYTs are still going to extremes.
The streets of Paris are full of everything from tartan micro-minis to floor-brushing skirts, finished with knee-high boots and the ubiquitous sneaker. Even autumn’s outerwear is boasting radical hemlines. Cropped leather blousons are tossed over worn-in jean jackets and long coats warm miniskirted legs, while midlength parkas and the season’s favorite peacoat are must-haves for every bright jeune thing.
In Milan, the mini is back in full force. After seasons of long, the Italian signore and ragazze have rummaged through their closets, pulling out skirts that are short, shorter and shortest. Micros are topped off with quilted down jackets, classic checked blazers, wool shawls and leather bombers.
And in London, anything goes this fall — as long as it’s black. Figure-hugging or flared miniskirts and pants, mini pinafores, maxi coats and leather or shearling jackets are key trends, but all mixed up. Layering remains all-pervasive. Knee-length boots are sported with jodhpur pants and hacking jackets or tiny skirts under loose tops. Accessories are at a minimum, except for big, big bags and scarves in contrasting colors.