For Autumn/Winter 2012 leather is shaking off its rock chick reputation and appearing in a guise altogether sleeker and chicer
No longer restricted to biker jackets and jeans, welcome super-luxe leather. In a season abundant in rich fabrics, leather is queen: from Balenciaga’s pencil skirts to Balmain’s liquid leather tops, Ralph Lauren’s embroidered jackets and Valentino’s pretty princess coats to almost every look at Yves Saint Laurent. The key to mastering this season’s incarnation of the much-loved fabric is to embrace the smarter side – think less biker jacket, more tuxedo jacket.
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