Fall comes fast, mmm leather
September rolled in with a brisk northerly breeze and we`ve had fall on the mind. For those us of here who have spent more than their share of time in school, the season`s back to to the books time is always exciting. In fashion, it`s also the launch of NY Fashion Week last week and now London.
As for yours truly, I skipped out on NYC for a trip to Winnipeg this week. Those fall fashion magazine covers at the newsstands are knocking the summer wind out of me and all I`m thinking is leather leather leather!
Mmm, leather. With fall finally coming into reality after months of collection previews, I confess to be happy about leather`s big-time presence this year across the closet: pants! skirts! dresses! vests! quilted fingerless gloves! Bring em. Leather is not just a fancy dress-up game, it`s a comfortable and sleek look that morphs into whatever you want it to be.
This year`s look is an excellent hybrid of decades past that bridges advancements in leather treatments and effects with a proportioned take on cut and shape. We`re seeing glossy 70s leather and updated with other materials and colours to defuse that time capsule effect. What`s also fantastic about today`s classics is a stretch the colour wheel that takes leather beyond its black and chocolate brown staples and into interesting colour blocking with not only softer hues but also suede, felt and knits. Oh, the coordinating possibilities!
To some folks, leather means motorcycles and handlebar mustaches. Well, that doesn`t sound so bad but see what else you can do besides pop a wheelie at the corner of Portage and Main.
All images courtesy of Danier.