Dash of Leather

Sep 16, 2011

Band of Outsiders
Altuzarra
Thakoon
Victoria Beckham
Monique Lhuillier
Tommy Hilfiger
Ralph Lauren
Prabal Gurung

NYFW Spring/Summer 2012 is racing by-a blur of colors, patterns, prints, makeup, and front-row superstars. Trends are continuing to be identified, and statements are continuing to be made, from Oscar de la Renta's oversize skirts to Thakoon's "Bollywood Western" theme. A large theme throughout the shows is leather. From dashes of the fabric at Victoria Beckham-leather leggings-to full leather dresses at Monique Lhuillier and Thakoon. Black leather was a trend within the trend, but bolder, brighter looks popped up, too. At Ralph Lauren, a baby pink leather blazer added a sweet, tea-party vibe to the look, while Tommy Hilfiger went for a classic leather work look. Prabal Gurung was probably the boldest of all-his shocking purple collection welcomed in a full leather dress, in a watercolor fade style. All in all, leather contributed a grunge alternative to the gorgeous months of Spring and Summer. 
What do you think of leather? What are your favorite S/S '12 collections?

-M

13 comments

  1. Personally I love leather but only touches of it, ie. leather skirt or jacket or leggings. I don't think leather dresses are that practical nor do they look that nice haha. Thought-provoking post as always :)

    xxCindy
    ORIENTALExpresso

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  2. great post! x i love thakoons collection!


    xoxo
    http://thegreenraybans.blogspot.com

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  3. I like leather, but it should be sparingly worn. I'm definitely not one for those full length dresses, however I think they look chic on certain people. I love Marc by Marc Jacobs and 3.1 Phillip Lim this Spring! xoxo,
    Veena <3

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  4. i love the pink jacket! and the black leather pants, wish i could pull them off x

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  5. I need to add some leather pieces to my wardrobe!! More texture and flair!!

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  6. Thank you for the lovely comment! :) And though I'm not a huge fan of leather, I still think it's a classic material that everyone should own in their closet. It's perfect when you want to toughen up your look, or.. feel cool... haha :) As for my favorite s/s12 collections... I still need to visit style.com to see them all.. but up to date, I'm loving Jason Wu and Jill stuart! :D

    xx
    www.chasingthmoon.blogspot.com

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  7. I do love a bit of leather all year rounf. Love that baby pink biker


    Bow Dream Nation xx

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  8. I am so in love with that look from Band of Outsiders! So simple and easy, but yet so amazingly perfect xoxo

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  9. Am liking the look of the first pic!!

    http://sushmita-smile.blogspot.com/

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  10. I love the Band of Outsiders, Thakoon and Tommy Hilfiger ones. Love the pink shade of that Ralph Lauren jacket. Great post! :)

    xx
    Heel in Mint
    www.heelinmint.blogspot.com

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    xx
    Heel in Mint

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  12. Lovely post! Great pick of all these collections.

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