For the fall/ winter 2019-2020 fashion trends, many designers treated leather as though it were fabric, crafting dresses, jumpsuits, and even suits out of the material in a totally new way. They made leather seem soft and malleable,ensuring that at least a few divas will choose to wear it on the red carpet.
There were gorgeous black and red leather dresses at Alexander McQueen, with the leather twisted into beautiful, lush roses that decorated the skirts. Chalayan played with leather marvelously as well, with the short off-shoulder black dress that opened the show appearing especially wearable.
We can always trust a brand like Salvatore Ferragamo to offer interesting leather pieces, with a dark red leather skater dress paired with purple accessories easily drawing our eye. Tod’s is another label known for their leather creations, and we loved a ‘60s-inspired shift dress with long sleeves made of Dark Cheddar (a fall 2019 runway color) yellow leather
Continuing the theme of lots and lots of leather in the fall 2019 fashion trends are leather suits. There were both skirt suits and pantsuits made of leather on the runways this season. They came both from brands who have been crafting with the material for decades, and from brands that only work with it occasionally.It’ll be interesting to see how this trend will manifest in real life!
At Akris, a leather skirt suit was fitted and chic, even paired as it was with tall leather boots. Black leather skirt and top combo took on a slightly more exotic vibes, as the buttoned leather top had short sleeves, the skirt hit mid-calf, and both items were decorated with a pine tree motif – oh, and all of this was styled along with white socks worn over sandals! Talk about a fashion departure!
Moving away from black leather, at Sies Marjan a suit set was made of dark purple or blue leather in a streamlined fit. At Salvatore Ferragamo, looks played with this season’s affinity for slouchy, pajama-inspired silhouettes, with loose leather trousers and a button-up leather top really making us think of sleepwear. Other designers who crafted unique leather suits included Chalayan, Nina Ricci, Altuzarra, Off-White, and Drome.
Colorful Leather Looks
Not only is 2020 the year of the leather! - but it’s the year of the colorful and punchy leather look. Now’s the time to grab a bright leather jacket, folks.