Friday, August 31, 2012
I see lots of leather for fall 2012. I may sound like a clairvoyante but just open any of the September magazine issues and you'll see for yourself. And I'm not talking about the leather accents, it's top to toes leather uniform like outfits - leather dresses, blouses and pants.
Whenever I notice the introduction of a bold trend like that I always wonder if it's going to take off. Are we really going to see lots of tight leather dresses out there in the fall? I'm sure men wouldn't be against it, it's definitely one of the sexiest looks out there.
I browsed and I chose eight of my favorite leather dresses.
T by Alexander Wang presents the spaghetti strap leather dress. Interesting look since spaghetti straps are usually associated with summer - great idea, great look, always great Alexander Wang.
The Temperley London leather dress is my personal favorite. I absolutely love the flair look of it - the cut is sexy and girly. Leather is such a sexy material in itself that a snug design can be an overload.
This one I love!
Both Diane von Furstenberg and Rebecca Minkoff went for an easy fit, I really like the collar details in this dress and other fall pieces of DVF. Nanette Lepore went for the loose fit as well and look at this color - oh the browns of browns. Dark chocolate with a touch of sand. My sand reference is definitely Montauk related, where you just have to embrace the presence of sand everywhere or you'll spend your time getting rid of it.
Kymerah Sora made a dress with a bustier - oh so sexy but that's a piece you need to try on and make sure it looks like a smashing perfection on you - tight where it needs to be, loose everywhere else.
By Malene Birger Sianti dress has the most fall look with a long long zipper on your back - so long that it looks like a spine and then some. And last but not least ONE by Jonathan Simkhai leather dress focusing on the omnipresent peplum. I have actually never embraced peplum. It seems too temporary to me, just like tangerine tango and all the other trends or fads that come in strong, get in everywhere they can and then everyone is sick of looking at them. Not my thing. Will leather dresses be my thing?
It's hard to respond when it's 80 degrees and sunny, I mean it's hard to believe, is it really going to get cold enough for leather?