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Unzipped: How to.. Leather all over

09.21.16

With the last days of Summer behind us and fashion month in full swing, I can’t help but get excited for all things Fall. And by that I mean, leather all over. Biker jackets have been a love of mine for years, but why limit ourselves? From the looks of FW16, I think designers are of the same mindset.

On the runway, street chic has been dominating. One of this season’s standouts was a stellar collection courtesy of Louis Vuitton. Structural and architectural influences were present throughout, in the form of cropped separates and textured leathers. The glossy finishes also add an unexpected sheen to the deep palette. Other notable favorite, Proenza Schouler, delivered a collection including more lustrous leather must haves. This time the focus was high shine outerwear with well tailored trenches and moto jackets, perfect for cool weather days.

I know leather for Fall seems a bit obvious, but there are plenty of options on the market worth considering to liven up your stash. For instance, the Isabel Marant Florrie trousers and Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini leather mini skirt would pair nicely with colorful booties. Or, really wear leather all over with the Hellessy Lapo jumpsuit. Layer over a turtleneck, wear as is.. either way its an easy go to. Leather outerwear is also getting a revamp with sleek wrap coat options from Lanvin and an Iro + Anja Rubik collaboration, from super shine to all black, it’s clear these coats deserve a moment of their own.

Street style and high fashion are merging on and off the runway. So why shouldn’t grungy leathers get an update? These new polished options are sure to become seasonal favorites and versatile wardrobe pieces worth the extra investment. Let’s face it.. chilly nights and changing leaves call for leather add-ons.

Brands we love: Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini Glossed Textured-leather Mini Skirt, Lanvin Textured-leather Trench Coat, Isabel Marant “Florrie” Leather Trousers, Marissa Webb “Kitana” Cropped Leather Pants, Hellessy “Lapo” Leather Jumpsuit, Iro + Anja Rubik “Kouta” Suede Trimmed Leather Coat, Chloé Leather Pencil Skirt, Etro Embellished Printed Leather Biker Jacket, Helmut Lang Lambskin Trapeze Cami

By Ariel Serano

Tags: Fall 2016 / leather / retail / Shopping

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