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:
120 GBP – oasis-stores.com
Pencil dress »
35 GBP – debenhams.com
4 GBP – sockshop.co.uk