Contemporary women’s trousers reflect a design landscape of dynamism, playing with the significations of femininity, masculinity, and gender fluidity in an expanding range of materials and silhouettes. Wide-leg culottes impart a sense of airy grace and urbane assertiveness. Skinny-fit trousers flatter body type, imparting a confident energy and of-the-moment vivaciousness. Straight-leg garment-pleated trousers and crinkled woven trousers find beauty in aesthetic and technical innovation, bringing forth new emotional and conceptual energies. Cropped trousers provide neat contours and shape, as well as the possibility of perfect sock and shoe coordination. Non-standard, eye-catching options arrive in materials like velvet, cashmere-blend, TPU rubber and stretch vinyl, cutting unlikely forms and flourishes for situations where time-worn neutrality simply will not do. Cargo pants, meanwhile, have entered a new period of formalism and high-end appeal, progressing naturally from urban subcultural affiliations to reach the status of vital design object.