• Text Jacob Mallinson Bird
  • Photography Harry Carr
  • 17th January 2014

Uber-leather

In a word: leather.

In an exploration with sleek results, leather was used as an accessorising touch with gloves, clutch bags and hats, as well as in full looks devoted to the material. Although the designer referenced biker culture with zipped detailing and bike jacket cuts, the overriding aesthetic was of clean sophistication.

Tapered leather trousers paired with a black turtle neck and a navy blue coat with a leather panel covering the bottom half reflected this – even in the full leather looks, there was slimline tailoring and a lack of adornment.

The colour scheme warmed away from black leather with greys and deep blues. Pinstripe was also used in combination with leather, and also autonomously in its own looks.

Counterbalancing the slim tailoring of the suits, outerwear was übersized. Structured, oversized turtleneck jumpers and leather t-shirts were welcome additions. Coats had particularly broad shoulders and large lapels, bound together with waistband buckles.