Your guide to why and how to wear leather everything.
The runways & streets know it best and so do we.
Wearing any leather outfit has always been a statement, but in 2022, it could be the statement to make. Stars, Maisons, and our curated selection straight from IG's feed are the ultimate proof.
As we told you first on our trend report for this year, edgy, moody, and gritty looks are now back in full force, but here's a reminder:
According to Lyst, there’s been an increase of 32% in the demand for leather trench coats since December — probably helped by the return of The Matrix.
Ye, Julia Fox, and The Weeknd have also been working to ensure that leather stays in the forefront of our minds, proving that its versatility is here to stay throughout the four seasons of the year.
On top of looking bold, the material is well-known for enhancing the durability of any jackets or sneakers. And as if that wasn't enough, it gives that extra help to build strong personalities and stories.
Leather has the power to evoke not only that fierce spirit but also a sustainable one – a characteristic very much sought after by trendsetters, designers, or any other citizen concerned with conscious consumption.
An advocate for a more ethical and timeless take on the runways, Gabriela Hearst, designer and creative director at Chloé and her eponymous brand, knows how important the material is for the industry.
In a culture striving to be more responsible, she pays extra attention to the sources she uses to bring her designs to life – like the Italian leather that’s cherry-picked from suppliers whose tanning processes are compliant with European environmental standards.
“For me, leather is a by-product of the meat industry,” she told Vogue Magazine in a preview. “So, as long as you know where it’s coming from, and you have traceability and it’s done in a proper way, you’re using waste.”
From bomber jackets to boots, there’s so much potential to this essential. If you’re looking to revamp your wardrobe, now is the time to invest in some leather staples.
Yes, that’s what they are: An investment. One that’ll stand the test of time, becoming even more authentic over the years.
In addition to matching pretty much any outfit, some unexpected bolder pieces, like pants and shirts, are another way to go if you’re feeling more daring.
A ton of references to style leather your way here.