From left to right, Rochas, Prada, Louis vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, Jason Wu.
Call it the Lady Gaga effect if you must, but hot pants have been around long before the pop princess’s first stab at public indecency. In fact, every year they pop up on a runway or two, but it’s only now though that prim designers like Jason Wu and Rochas are incorporating the look into their collections, lending some risque drama to an otherwise politely polished season. Target‘s latest collaborator paired his pants with a dove grey anorak and sweet button up. Dolce & Gabbana went the organic route—plastering theirs in a Sicilian tomato plant print, while Marco Zanini took a classic approach at Rochas, using a mod tablecloth plaid. Miuccia Prada’s ode to 50′s glitz didn’t fall short on hot pants, though her’s were in onesie form, nipped at the waist with a rhinestone belt. Jill Stuart and Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton used candy-colors to sweeten up their abbreviated shorts, paired with soft eyelets and ruffled organza. Time to start working out those legs ladies!