I don't know about in other cities, but this fashion week in London, I was seeing a lot of long skirts. It felt like.. I could be wrong about this, but let's pretend you bought a long skirt. Chances are, you're not gonna wear it to the office, or hanging around - maybe I'm wrong - but when you're dressing for fashion week, and you want to make a 'statement'.. you see where I'm going with this thought.
On the other hand, I saw some really nice short skirts, too. Especially - I didn't shoot them that much, but there quite a few pleated, leather or leather look skater skirts. In black. And while we're at it: a surprising number of combinations of black with orange, which seems influenced by the catwalk last season. As an American, I'm not a big fan - I can't get the Halloween motif out of my head - but I really liked Annie, in the short orange skirt, thrifted vintage slightly transparent white lace shirt, and black bra peeking thru. And her vintage brown leather bag reminds me so much of my old Coach bag, which I bought new in the early 90s, and I'm trotting round with again.
Last but not least, I loved the attitude of the last girl. I simply could not get her to smile. Took about six shots and she was increasingly glaring - yet patient - in each shot. Her lavender dip dye hair so matches her skirt that if I were her, it's the only thing I'd wear.
All shot at Somerset House, Sunday, 18 September, 2011.