It’s luxurious, long-lasting and all the rage right now: leather! This material and the cold seasons go together like autumn and fallen leaves. And for A/W 2019, labels like Miu Miu, Louis Vuitton and Bottega Veneta have given this classic an imaginative twist.
Whether delicate and romantic or austere and aloof, leather can express a wide range of styles. Alexander McQueen has opted for cool for this catwalk style featuring a close-fitting black leather coat. At the other end of the scale: Miu Miu. Where leather and lambskin capes add a fairy-tale flair to the underlying outfits.
Sexy, elegant or biker
Louis Vuitton and Saint Laurent are bringing back leather trousers. Though not their super skinny incarnation, but a bit wider than in recent years. Entirely the opposite of the biker look by Bottega Veneta – where the leathers are figure-hugging and -enhancing. Not to be outdone, Balenciaga (available at Amicis Deuxieme) has also gone for a similar style with a biker jacket.
Sexy and feminine are two characteristics that are writ large at Emporio Armani. Where a light leather jacket is combined with a shiny patent leather skirt.
Wondering how to wear leather in the evening? Look no further than Valentino. Gently draped over the shoulders, in this elegant outfit you can go straight from the catwalk to the nearest party.
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