Fall 2011 Trend: Split Personality

81 months ago

Erdem, Imaxtree

For those of us who are maxed out on maxis, the fall 2011 shows offer some welcome news. Sort of. While the long, ground-grazing skirts aren’t going anywhere yet, designers are splitting them up the middle and finding exciting, new ways to update them for the modern woman who wants to avoid looking like a nun. Despite a distinct business vibe, Michael Kors kept his sportswear young and edgy, adding a side-splitting slit to his black wool mid-calf pieces. Maybe it’s the new casual Friday?
Michael Kors, Imaxtree

To take a mustard yellow slip from bohemian to jaw-dropping, Jenni Kayne created a wrap effect at the top and let the two flaps hang loose around the model’s exposed legs.
Jenni Kayne, Imaxtree

Hand the man a pair of scissors. Erdem amped up his ladylike print shifts and gowns with asymmetrical cuts.

Erdem, Imaxtree

Christopher Kane matched deep v-line necks with equally deep twin side slits.
Christopher Kane, Imaxtree

Although the collection already had its fair share of sex appeal with bright, transparent frocks, Gucci did away with its remaining fabric with its all-out glam, thigh-high split gowns.

Gucci, Imaxtree