Fashion Week happened, as you know, and now we begin the pick-up part of the season, where we root through the collections and decipher trends in color, texture, print, silhouette, etc. One Fall-appropriate hit: leather, especially dresses. They were tight and sexy at Cushnie et Ochs, cool and voluminous at Cynthia Rowley and surprisingly ladylike at Rachel Comey. They cropped up at Peter Som, Thakoon, even Marc Jacobs did a few.
A leather dress will go great with the rest of your urban warrior costume but… aren’t they still really sweaty? And they bunch in such unflattering ways! And it’s hard to pull off a heavy texture like that. Here’s a few of the different styles we saw at NYFW, let us know if you’ll be headed that direction next Fall.
Standing up with the 99%! More
You may look at this image and think to yourself, “Well, that’s a leather skirt Kanye West is wearing.” And you might even consider how it’s interesting that Kanye’s skirt is a little subversive in his super machismo’ed out field of hip-hip. You might also think to yourself, “That looks more like an apron, Ashley. Why are you so dumb?” More
The lowly pigtail gets a modern makeover. -Birchbox
While leather is all over the place. -StyleList
Marc Jacobs to the movies? -Styleite
Do good $10 jeans really exist? -Refinery29
Michelle Obama opts for Tracy Reese. -Poshglam
Classic coats for plus-size women. -The Frisky
Heidi Klum‘s best Halloween costumes ever. -Betty Confidential
The top 10 free fashion-centric iPhone apps. -The High Low
Some warm Fall coats on a budget. -College Candy
It has some hardware, which makes it cool. More
I really wish that I had been the one to think of this. More
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Normally, I would try to present this bag in something more interesting than black, but the leather, the belts…it’s all so “Sons of Anarchy.” More
Just in time for fall, GIVE ME THIS FUCKING BAG. More
It takes a certain kind of lady to think it wise to wear a leather vest in the middle of summer. More
If this Fendi shoulder bag isn’t Florida grandmother chic, I don’t know what is. More
Delicious, creamy, tan satchel. More