For the fall/winter season of 2012, designers sent lots of leather down the runways. Leather is no longer just for shoes and purses but can be used for pretty much any garment ranging from pants to jackets, shorts and even dresses. The most common color is black but brown was a close second. There were even some bright and pretty unusual colors such as blood red or teal that graced the runways. Leather jackets are pretty much a dead giveaway and they have never really been gone from the fashion scene. One of the first people to make leather jackets covetable was probably Marlon Brando during the fifties, shortly followed by Elvis and the characters from the movie Grease. You could sport a so called perfecto jacket and exude a rock ‘n roll vibe, but nowadays there are many different styles of leather jackets. There’s the relentlessly popular asymmetric jacket of Rick Owens with its big fold-over collar but lots of brands now have jackets sporting leather sleeves.
When it comes to leather pants, there are many possibilities. You can go for a plain, skin-tight pair with no embellishments whatsoever. Instead of pants you could even go for leggings which are perfect to wear under longer tops, since they don’t have pockets or a fly on which your top could get stuck creating weird bulges. Leather pants often have little extras such as tonal paneling or quilted accents. If you like the look, but you are environmentally conscious even vegan-leather is an option! There are also more unexpected leather pieces available these days. How about a leather dress, cap or short? You are following the current trend, but in a unique way by not going for the obvious pieces. It will definitely make you stand out!