Monday, February 13, 2012

SPOT THE TREND: FALL 2012: LEATHER

Leather is going to (again) play a big role in Fall Fashion this year. When I saw collections presented at NY Fashion week, I noticed the resurgence or rather continuity of the use of leather in clothes. Me like. Me like.
The trick is to not to overdo the leather part or you could end up looking like a member of the mafia/underworld - with a baggy long leather jacket,  ill fitting pants, hat and perhaps a shotgun in hands. Oh no no no!  So, be gentle on the reptile.

Also, another key thing to keep in mind about leather is the texture/sheen of it. If you have, say, a croc leather jacket, then you surely don't want to pair it with a leopard dress because then both pieces will scream for the attention. Plus, make sure the croc jacket is a nice fitting one, hitting right at your waist. Any longer or wider, and you could look like the reptile itself. A shiny pleather typa' texture is good/ok/acceptable when used as a highlight/accent in an outfit - for example, in a collar or sleeves. Nothing more. And if you do want to wear that leather skirt or pants, then think out of the box and pair them with something softer in texture (cashmere or chiffon) or color (cream, pale yellow, mint green) or print (flowery, polka dots or lean stripes).

Let's take a look shall we?

THAKOON Fall 2012. Do you notice the shiny leather only used as an accent on the arms of the top? This look comes together perfectly with the polka dotted pumps. love!



THAKOON Fall 2012. Notice the length of the jacket? And combination of textures? How brilliantly the maroonish-brown wooly skirt balances the bright pink shiny leather jacket. Perfect.

____________________________________________________________________________________




Victoria Beckham Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear
VICTORIA BECKHAM Fall 2012: Notice the leather detail on the collar? Precisely. 



Victoria Beckham Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear
VICTORIA BECKHAM Fall 2012: Coat lapels in python trimmings gives it such an unexpected zing! Swooon...

___________________________________________________________________________________




Derek Lam Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear
DEREK LAM Fall 2012: So the dark shiny leather vest is paired beautifully with a sober fern green velvet culottes. How divine!





Derek Lam Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear
DEREK LAM Fall 2012: You can have the fur and the pleather!! This look is soo on the money.

____________________________________________________________________________________

DKNY Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear
DKNY Fall 2012: The structured jacket itself is a masterpiece, and the leather only adds more oomph!
 

DKNY Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear
DKNY Fall 2012: The perfect leather jacket in the world. In my opinion.
 


DKNY Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear
DKNY Fall 2012: How delicious is the color of the leather skirt? And a monochromatic look that does not repel.


___________________________________________________________________________________


I urge you gorgeous folks to be a bit adventurous with leather this fall. Its' going to be fun fun fun!

Love,
Shhivika

{pics courtesy Stylist and Style}

No comments:

Post a Comment