As I write this story at my desk in our NYC office, I can't help but hear Bob Dylan's 1964 hit "The Times They Are A-Changin'" echo through my head (where it will play on loop for the next week or so). While Dylan's anthem was written for much more pressing matters than hemlines, it does seem to apply here nonetheless.
After years of our collective "exposed ankles or bust" mentality, skirts (like pants) are getting longer this season. I like to think it’s partly thanks to Paco Rabanne and the wanderlust-inspired style it has helped to usher in for S/S 19, alongside its signature chain mail, but it would be foolish to attribute it to any one label in particular. Rather, it’s a collective of brands that have helped put maxi skirts back on an upward trajectory.