Hamnett used white cotton; Dolce & Gabbana's had fringes and Joseph invested in some beautiful antique sarongs, the attractions of which won't be restricted to male customers. Following up the ethnic influences of last summer, there's something quite subtle and almost natural about this shift into a look which, a few years back, would have been predicted to cause a major stir. Somehow, now, it seems a viable option for fashionable men at least. Like sweat-pants, singlets and shorts, you might begin by wearing them round the house, then one day you'll just nip out to the corner shop and . . . and you'll have done it. Worn a skirt in public.