This New Trend Will Make All of Your Autumn Outfits Look More Expensive
Historically, leather has never been considered the most versatile of fabrics, unless you count classics such as knee-high boots and biker jackets. Leather trousers? A little too biker gang. A leather dress? Dominatrix doom. It’s been associated with both toughness and utility, sexiness and risqué, but rarely with neutrality. Until 2019.
Thanks to the likes of Nanushka, Khaite and Proenza Schouler, leather has been given a serious rebranding. Moulded and draped like wool or cotton, these new designs have a softness and subtlety to them that we haven’t seen before. It’s also become more accessible, with luxurious faux iterations cropping up both on the high street and in collections of high-end designers.
Many of the fashion crowd have been wearing their leather head to toe for instant impact—it’s essentially 2019‘s answer to double denim. The key to keeping this trend from slipping into The Matrix territory? Stick to boxy silhouettes and avoid anything too high-shine, and if you do go full-on, take your cues from Babba Rivera and opt for muted shades of burgundy.
Trust us—come winter, you’ll be happy you invested in these chic and insulating separates. Scroll down to see the key leather pieces we’re shopping this season.