Outfits for the Indecisive: Maison Martin Margiela’s leather trousers/skirt combo

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Hey, does anyone here remember a brief trend back in the 90s for trousers that had a skirt attached to them? Anyone? They were just regular, tailored trousers, of the kind you’d wear to an office job, say, but they’d have this little "pelmet" style skirt over the top of them. What did you think of that trend, if you do remember it?

We have to say, it wasn’t a look the young Fashion Police were ever into, but if you like to layer, find it hard to choose between trousers and skirts when you’re getting dressed in the morning, and were secretly hoping that trend would make a comeback, your luck could be in. Here’s Maison Martin Margiela’s updated version: true, both items are leather, and you’d probably not want to wear these to the office, but it is a skirt and trousers in one, and if that’s what you’re looking for, you can pay £798 for it at Yoox.com.

6 Comments

  • September 22, 2008

    Arielle

    Yuck!

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  • September 22, 2008

    Danielle

    Ew. A double crime since it’s leather!

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  • September 22, 2008

    Kelly

    This is not nice.
    But you have reminded me of my days working in New Look in the 90s, selling the odd combos of trouser & skirt. Thank god that didn’t last-the job or the trend.

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  • September 23, 2008

    Kevie

    Umm…no, just no.

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  • September 23, 2008

    Amanda

    Oh no. Just when I was breathing a sigh of relief that the dress-over-jeans trend has passed, these show up.
    And speaking of pant and skirt combos, does anyone remember coolots? I believe I had a pair in denim in the 90s.

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  • September 24, 2008

    Natasha

    Well, I wouldn’t wear this, but I think it might look good on a rock star.

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