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Permanente Issey Miyake 1990s black wool trouser front skirt - womens S


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A black wool skirt from issey miyake line 'permanente'. Although, as implied by the phrase "a black wool skirt from...", the skirt is a skirt, at first glance the skirt appears not to be a skirt but rather fairly wide leg trousers. This is because it has been sewn at the front like a pair of trousers, with a front crotch seam and what appears to be two legs. But instead of being sewn into two actual legs, the fabric has just been folded over and sewn down at the waist but left open along the inseam, meaning the skirt is not a bifurcated garment and therefore not trousers, but as said, a skirt. From the back this is most evident, as the skirt appears clearly as it truly is, a skirt. We find this particularly pleasing because it feels like an inversion of the more common skirted-front trouser, and also because it feels like a trick.

In addition to the appearance of being trousers (which we've gone on about more than enough already), it is worth noting that the skirt has two (trouser style) slash pockets at the sides, belt loops, and darting for shape at the waist. It is made from a textured wool fabric with a small amount of elastane, but is not particularly stretchy.

Size 2 (JP M), may fit more like AU S-M
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All measurements taken flat

Waist: 66 cm
Front rise: 32 cm
Thigh width: 31 cm  
Length (inseam): 69 cm
Hem width: 63.5 cm

96% wool / 4% polyurethane
Made in japan
Circa 1990s