barbara martelo


Black Balmain and Barbara Martelo

If, during a fashion week, you spot a Balmain skirt that’s as short, sharp and dangerous as a concealed weapon, odds are it will belong to Barbara Martelo. She’s a living paradigm of the adage that if you find something that works for you, stick to it: and the leg-baring Balmain silhouettes are certainly a style that works for her.

The leather mini that needs little else

An ultra-hot, ultra-short black leather mini skirt is liable to end up with either a hard rock-chic, punk, or fetishist bent. But it doesn’t have to be so. Proving the versatility of such a piece is Barbara Martelo, who rocks a black Alaia leather skirt with the utmost of effortless cool: she’s simply added a lose-fitting black tee. Sometimes, simple really is best. Martelo was…