Dust off that mid-aughts habit we left during your parents’ house: Both American and London-based designers have taken a fondness to handkerchief hems for spring. Comfort is a name of a diversion when it comes to open styles, and we have to admit, there’s something about an disproportionate hem that feels facilely flirty and easy to chuck on.
Jonathan Simkhai non-stop his ethereal Spring 2018 uncover with a baby-blue striped handkerchief skirt, and Self Portrait‘s Han Chong sent a floaty, asymmetrically hemmed, star-spangled celebration dress down his open runway. The soothing draping and easy tailoring during Dion Lee came in a form of breezy, beach- and work-appropriate maxi dresses, and a hemline trend also done appearances around gauzy, full-bodied dresses in the Alice + Olivia and Diane Von Furstenberg collections.
Zigzagging hemlines also done a outing opposite a pond. In his collection of summery separates, Peter Pilotto gave a disproportionate hem a spirit of ’70s benevolence around a pastel-printed satin frock, while J.W. Anderson gave a disproportionate hem a complicated refurbish with a yellow-striped, leather fit-and-flare dress. At Marques’ Almeida, we saw a delicate conformation cocktail adult in a light, somewhat perfect fabric dress underneath a Medieval-inspired, mandarin-collar top. Similarly, Christopher Kane included a thespian frilled-out handkerchief hem in his show.
See it all in a gallery below.