Fall/Winter 2011 Trend: Luxurious Leather

Designers at Fashion Weeks ditched the traditional leather jacket and replaced it with slinky dresses and full skirts made from leather (and patent leather).

Kevork Kiledjian, Cynthia Steffe and Christian Siriano and NYFW

Kevork Kiledjian used the lace that he incorporated into many of his other designs, to create panels in this leather dress. Cynthia Steffe layered  the fabric to create a wrap effect, and Project Runway winner Christian Siriano made an impact with this full leather skirt.

Fashion East, Giles and Osman at LFW

Fashion East put forth this leather shirt dress on the runway, while Giles opted for a catwoman-esque look, and Osman for a simple sleeveless dress.

Versace, MaxMara and Trussardi at MFW

The Versace collection included this punky jacket-dress with red buttons and a pleated skirt. MaxMara designed a simple leather top with a belt, and Trussardi created a cinch-like effect with the fabric in place of a waist belt.

Junya Watanabe, Lanvin and Loewe at PFW

Junya Watanabe’s leather dress with zippers has a futuristic look to it, whereas Lanvin and Loewe opted for city-girl looks with their pieces.

Stay tuned for more trends from the Fall/Winter 2011 RTW fashion weeks!

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Jumpsuit of the Day: Kevork Kiledjian at NY Fashion Week

Kevork Kiledjian Fall 2011 RTW

 Kevork Kiledjian’s Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear runway show took place on Valentines Day last week. Using leather, metallic shimmer, sequins, glitter and fringe detailing, Kiledjian gave a glamorous touch to the biker babe look. His clothes target a younger audience, and after watching models strut his sultry short dresses with unique necklines down the runway, there’s no doubting his eye for design. After all, his mother was connected to the field of architecture, and his father was a couturier for Lanvin!

 This form-fitting bodysuit has a cheetah print, but its figure hugging appearance makes it look more like a funky lace. The outfit is styled perfectly with a cream coloured matrix-inspired coat and a chunky statement necklace.

To see some more pieces from the Kevork Kiledjian NYFW collection, click here.

*Photo Credit: Style.com