While bright colours have long been the trend for spring and summer, this season colour is getting an edgy spring makeover with loud block coloured leather making its debut.
Normally a material strictly reserved for autumn and winter, leather is proving to be as versatile as that dress you have in the back of your wardrobe that goes with both heels and boots. While we might naturally reach for basic black and brown when it comes to leather pieces, designer catwalks from New York to Paris showed us all how it should be done last September with the reveal of their spring/summer lines.
Leather isn’t a new concept to grace our runways, yet designers this season have opted for a new fresher spin. Bold statement colours changing the face of leather in just about every form, with buttery, colourful leathers being spotted on spring/summer 2020 runways everywhere.
Coach 1941 showcased several colourful leathers looks on their runway, having their go at the trend, they decided to use powerful jackets to add a pop of colour to the show. Bright daring reds, lipstick pinks and deep greens were just a few of the ways that leather was incorporated into the catwalk. Bomber jackets and trench coats were the focus of the material, with the first adding depth and colour to an outfit and the latter providing a jaw dropping look all on its own. Coach 1941 wasn’t the first and certainly wasn’t the last to pick up this popular trend, as Marni took it a step further with their all over colour blocking leathers.
Marni set the tone for spring with their vibrant leather. Showing everyone how it should be done, their looks often featured a mixture of fits, ranging from slouchy tops to tailored ankle length skirts. Pairing the looks with bleach blonde hair and white flip flips, it was obvious that Marni was trying to emphasis the adaptability of leather and how it should no longer be associated with just one or two seasons but a whole year-round look. Even Louis Vuitton got involved in the trend that is defining spring.
In classic Louis Vuitton style, they couldn’t just roll out the same looks that everyone else did. Taking their own approach to the trend they added a little something extra with mixed toned leathers and embellishments. Collars were made of different colours to rest of the look and were emphasised further with embellishments highlighting the quirky shapes they chose.
Yet, these looks are not just available to those who can afford designer clothing, as expected high streets have already stocked their shelves meaning you can shop the trend regardless of your budget.