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Following London fashion week last week there is no doubt that the fabric du jour is leather.
Various collections incorporated it heavily in the form of trousers, skirts and jackets including David Koma, Burberry Prorsum, Holly Fulton and Marios Schwab. Celebrities of late have also been wearing it both to events and casually.
See, I told you:
First: Kate Moss attending Alexander McQueen Memorial Service
Second: Whitney Port in NY
Third: Alexa Chung attends Yves Saint Laurent belle D’opium fragrance launch
Fourth: Twilight star Ashley Greene doing promotion in London
Fifth: Emma Stone at VMA awards (I’ve already wikipedia-ed it, she was Jules in Superbad and was in The House Bunny, she looks really different now…)
And on the catwalks:
First: Burbery Prorsum, there was a helluva lot of leather in this collection
Second: David Koma
Third and Fourth: Marios Schwab
Fifth: Holly Fulton, I love the canary yellow leather she used in this dress with the martini glass design, very different.
I like the skater skirts which were featured in Holly Fulton’s collection, it makes leather look a bit less seedy than a tight pencil skirt would and is more wearable. There’s loads of leather available on the high street at the moment, my favourites being a black Oasis dress and a short faux leather skirt for just £20 from misguided.co.uk, bargain! I’ve created a couple of leather looks below:
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Vogue’s Best Dressed 2009 list has been published and Alexa Chung won the top spot, beating off fierce competition from Cheryl Cole, Emma Watson, Michelle Obama and Lady Gaga.
She has apparently won over the Americans since she set sail for the USA earlier this year (despite her TV show being cancelled after its second series) who like her “Brit-girl-abroad quirky sense of style.”
Alexa’s style typically includes a vintage tom-boy feel which is still feminine, pairing vintage items with high street and designer alike. For example, at the 2009 Emmy’s she wore a Topshop leopard print coat and dress (top center), whilst she is often seen in Chanel shoes and wearing her name sake bag by Mulberry (bottom right).
Although she often opts to reveal her legs, large jackets and blazers compliment her style whether she’s dressing up or down. Pairing a bold Jason Wu red dress with black flats at the Vogue Fashion Fund Awards (bottom left) is a refreshing take on red carpet style, steering clear of sky scraper heels which perfectly suits her signature look.
Whilst Alexa has been criticized for topping the Best Dressed list despite her skinny frame, I think she is giving a positive message about body image. The prevailing message should be that no matter what you size, large or slim, you can create still your own style and be comfortable it in, which I believe Alexa Chung personifies.
Images taken from It’s On Alexa
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