Herve Leger by Max Azria AW12 / Derek Lam AW12
It really doesn't take rocket science to notice that leather was all over the shows at New York Fashion Week this year. But one piece that seemed to continuously come up was a black leather biker jacket. A true essential reborn, yay! I spotted at least 20 at various different shows. I've picked out my favourites for this post - which was quite a hard task. Quite a few collections featured ones with fabric/fur arms (like the one by Herve Leger above left) - but essentially the looks were very similar...
Helmut Lang AW12 / DKNY AW12
Fastened across the chest and as 'hardcore' as possible (like the one above by Helmut Lang) - but with no embellishments at all, which is a big change from AW11/AW10 where everything was studded, stencilled and lazer cut. I think the overall vibe for this whole season is quality - rich colour, rich fabric and extravagance.
Thakoon AW12 / Rachel Comey AW12
Quite excited about this being a key look for this winter as there are lots of good biker jackets in store at the moment, but I wasn't sure whether or not to invest. I am a total leather snob - no fake/PVC for me - so if you are going to buy one, do buy a proper one... :)
Have a look at my complete review of NYFW here.
South Molton St Style