It’s no secret that the savvy leather jacket has become the most versatile staple in anyone’s wardrobe. A garment that is now considered “a classic” was once introduced as a trend, but because of its versatility and broad appeal, the leather jacket has worked its way into every wardrobe and always remains popular. Traditional, general simple styling means that a true classic can be worn year after year and never date.
A snug-fitted leather jacket is the perfect collaboration to that classic feminine flirty piece, a tunic, skinny jeans or zipped over a flimsy dress with black opaque tights for a tough/tender look. Fun, yet functional, the end result is a collection that will eventually be a staple in your wardrobe.
Just remember though, the best way to wear this garment is of course how you take this piece and make it your own. There is a jacket for everyone!
Following the footsteps of the Australian landscape is the desert-inspired colour palette that several designers took on board for their spring/summer 2011-12 collections.
Safari hues such as gold, sand, beige, rust and maroon appeared in the designs of Alex Perry, Carl Kapp, Kirrily Johnston, Therese Rawsthorn, Manning Cartell, Ellery, Fernando Frisoni and Nicola Finetti.
In continuing its popularity, bright, bold colour blocking continues to dominate the catwalks standing out in collections such as Sass and Bide opening their shows in multi-coloured tribal prints of fuchsia mixed with
To really warm up your look for summer, work hot-to-touch desert shades with softer neutrals or classic blacks, with simple accessories and killer heels.
Think vivid rich jewel colours of amethyst, sapphire, emerald, ruby pink and ruby red, citrine, amber and orange garnet.
Another vibrant colour hitting the runways, which hasn’t had much exposure since the 1970’s, is burnt orange which is flattering on most skin tones. Expect to see this colour lusted after by many designers in rich, spicy tones and luxe embellishments.