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 layeredย  the fabric to create a wrap effect, and Project Runway winner Christian Sirianoย made an impact with thisย 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 futuristicย 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!

*Photo Credit: Style.com