Embrace Effortless Style with the Philippa London Liv Light Weight Denim Skirt

 Embrace Effortless Style with the Philippa London

The Philippa London Liv light weight denim skirt. Made by hand  by our talented machinist, in the heart of London, this skirt is more than just a garment; it’s a testament to design and local craft.

As posted before the classic A-line design, Pip, our founder of Philippa London, is a great fan of the flattering A-line silhouette that is a masterclass in both style and perfect balance of structure and ease.

The Liv Skirt is the classic A-line shape, that skims the hips and thighs for a flattering fit on all body types. The clean lines  making it a versatile piece that can be dressed up or down with ease.

While the front maintains its sleek and streamlined appearance, the back features a subtle elasticated waistband. This subtle design not only brings in the waist it also ensures exceptional comfort and easy to wear throughout the day.


This attention to detail is what makes Philippa London’s designs truly special.

With a focus on both style and functionality, the Liv skirt is a testament to her commitment to creating garments that not only look great for design and  but also feel incredible to wear.

So, search no future for the perfect denim skirt that combines timeless design, look no further than the Philippa London Liv.

Handcrafted with care, dyed with natural indigo, and designed for everyday wear, it’s a wardrobe staple you’ll reach for time and time again.

Caring for your Denim Liv Skirt

Made from natural indigo dye maintaining vibrant colour of indigo-dyed denim requires a delicate balance. While some may opt for dry cleaning to preserve the original colour, there’s something to be said about the charm of a well-loved, naturally faded denim. Pip our founder herself can attest to this. She’s hand washed her Liv skirt, and while the fabric has become softer, there’s been a subtle lightening of the indigo has added to its allure and comfort.


The History of Indigo Dye

In interestingly the the history of indigo dye dates back thousands of years and is intertwined with the cultural heritage of various civilisation around the world. One of the earliest recorded uses of indigo dye can be traced back to ancient civilisations such as the Egyptians, who utilized the deep blue pigment for textile dyeing as early as 2500 BCE.

However, it was in Asia, particularly in countries like India and China, where indigo dyeing truly flourished. In India, the Indigofera plant, from which indigo dye is derived, was cultivated and processed on a large scale as early as the 4th century BCE. Indian indigo, known as “true indigo,” became highly prized for its superior quality and vibrant colour.

During the Middle Ages, indigo dye became a valuable commodity in international trade, with merchants from Europe traveling to Asia to procure this coveted pigment. The demand for indigo was so high that it was often referred to as “blue gold.”

In the 16th century, European colonial powers established indigo plantations in regions such as the Caribbean and South America, using enslaved labor to cultivate and process the indigofera plant. This dark period in indigo production history is marked by exploitation and brutality.

Despite the advent of synthetic dyes in the 19th century, indigo remained a popular choice for textile dying due to its unique colourfastness and resilience.

Today, indigo dyeing continues to be practiced in traditional artisanal communities around the world, preserving ancient dyeing techniques and cultural heritage.