Leather is always a fashion favorite on the runway, but for Fall 2012 designers elevated the fabric to sophisticated places treating leather like traditional fabric. At Derek lam shiny, high-gloss, high-neck dresses, tanks and pantsuits took center stage. Thakoon put an interesting twist on the classicly draped shift dress by rendering it in leather while Marni introduced an oversized yellow coat reminiscent of classic child"s rain slicker.
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Thakoon embraced the leather trend this season setting the tone with skillful tailoring on a classicly draped red shift dress. In an unexpected twist Thakoon treated leather like traditional fabric, gathering it at the waist.
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At Marni an oversized yellow coat reminiscent of classic child's rain slicker.
The Louis Vuitton show featured the golden age of railroading with 19th century inspired coats made from patchworked squares of leather.
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Fine details and impeccable craftsmanship imbue this Ralph Lauren leather skirt with unmistakable luxury.
Michael Kors brought leather into play with this sleek black dress.
For Fall 2012 designers are inspired by a wide range of influences, from the elaborate details of brocade and metallic gold embellishments to the dynamic mix of military chic and power pantsuits. Colo