There aren’t many fabrics that have such loaded associations as leather. If tweed is synonymous with bookish librarians and English aristocracy, leather sits at the opposite end of the spectrum with an altogether more rebellious crowd.

From Marlon Brando and James Dean to Blondie and Joan Jett, it has always been the unofficial uniform of the cool kids. Leather has gone through a variety of guises since the anarchic ’60s and ’70s (a biker jacket is now a mainstay in most wardrobes); however, this season has revealed a new side to the enfant terrible of the fabric world.

Style Notes: Pernille has taken monochrome style to a whole new level with this ying yang outfit. We would update for winter with tights and knee high boots.
Style Notes: Susan Stjernberger keeps it simple with Stand’s belted leather dress and a pair of on-trend hiking boots.
Style Notes: Kitri’s vegan leather dress was a hit last fashion week and is the perfect layering device: Try throwing on a roll neck or pairing with your favourite jeans. 
Style Notes: With its nipped-in waist and three-quarter length sleeves, Nanushka’s Penelope dress is the stuff of dreams. 
A more colour twist on the trend.
One of the best real leather high street options.
This mint green mini feels very ’60s.
Wear this Zara look with sheer tights or over jeans.
A cold weather must-have.
This would look great with a roll neck.
A bit of ’80s action for you.
Make a statement with this snake skin dress.
This would look chic with knee-high boots.
The cream hue looks so expensive.
This will slot nicely into your capsule wardrobe.
A softer alternative for beige-lovers.
Western details make this dress.
Perfect for layering.
The ruffled hem is so fun.