Lee McQueen cut his teeth training on London’s Savile Row, before applying for a job as a pattern cutter at Central Saint Martins College. On the strength of his portfolio however, the boundary-pushing designer was instead offered a prestigious place on the school’s masters course. Now under the creative direction of longtime friend, Sarah Burton, after the designer’s tragic death in 2010, the lauded British house is known for its impeccable tailoring. Proving the statement is the simple-yet-statement pencil skirts. Cut to sit high on the waist, these flattering pieces are a testament to brand’s ability to stun and shock in the most subtle of ways.

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