Style: I’ve been obsessed with skirts lately, so much so, that I’ve contemplated picking up a pencil to start sketching designs again—my head is buzzing with ideas.

Altuzarra

anthropologie.

The digital photography fad has created an abundance of creativity within the textile design industry, and Mary Katrantzou has clearly made that point. Last week I received the latest Anthropologie catalogue and the pleated poplin Kudzu skirt featuring landscape photography artist Sarah Ball immediately mesmerised me. Oh, the possibilities! Think Maia Norman’s Mother of Pearl—fashion meets art, quite literally.

prabal gurung.

christopher kane.

A perfect statement skirt can take a potentially dreary ensemble and transform your style into a chic ladylike pose in the blink of an eye. It’s about effortless style—let the skirt make the statement, add colour, then accessorise. Simple.

cacharel.

peter som.

These are few spring/summer 2012 runway styles that I love—they look great styled for the runway, but each skirt speaks for itself, worn simply on its own, or dressed to maximise a complete look.