Micro Trends | Leather Jackets

Take a deep style dive into the transitional staple piece of the season.

Explore alternative ways to style the iconic leather jacket, from colour blocking to unexpected textures and new wave trench silhouettes.

High-shine patent, embossed croc and buttery leather textures unite to embody a host of key outerwear silhouettes in anticipation for Spring/Summer 2020. Pinned up as a style icon that spans the decades, the humble leather jacket has been upheld with fashion credibility throughout a long-standing cycle of reimagination and fresh styling. Now, we’re predicting a regeneration.

Originating as a 1900s aviator and military essential, the leather jacket has represented a multitude of playful aesthetics over the years; the punk and the rebel vs the clean and sleek. Heading into a new season, the favourite takes on three iconic forms in a street style observation of unexpected colour combinations, updated trench shapes and enhanced patent textures. Discover an eclectic collection of leather newness, ahead.

Colour Block | Trench Coats | Patent Leather

Colour Block

Bold colours and spirited style combinations take center stage for those looking to make a big impact this season. It’s time to embrace vibrant colours and to challenge what’s gone before, replacing the traditionally favoured black hue in a contemporary renewal of the prior and typical fashion notions of a leather jacket. 

To experiment with the colour block trend, playfulness is key. Take vivid and oversized red, yellow or orange leather shapes and style boldly over chic monochrome ensembles. Or, brave a full-on colour clash using bright underlayers and pastel detailing. To complete your daring look, mirror your statement coat with reflective patent accessories, opting for further eccentricity in additional bright palettes or subtly paring back using simple everyday details.


Trench Coats

Forever sleek and streamlined, the signature silhouette of the trench coat brings a classic mood to seasonal outerwear. Iconic in aesthetic and high in versatility, the long-line design perfectly lends itself to the fluidity of smooth leather. 

To hit refresh on the established trench coat, take inspiration from these street style outfits and invest in a statement outerwear piece to build your look upon. As function meets fashion, discover patent leather, muted tones and bold adornments that harness a directional spirit alongside shimmering pastels, all-over standout prints and sleekly minimal hues. Which will you choose?


Patent Leather

In an exciting twist on off-duty dressing, the expressive shine of patent is heroed for Spring Summer 2020. Speaking of rebellion and character, the standout texture takes an offbeat direction, commanding a fresh style moment for the signature leather jacket.

To introduce patent into your wardrobe this season, opt to invest in pieces that are playful in proportion and bold in aesthetic. Cracked leather, embossed neutrals and vivid colour blocks are leading the way for the electric fabric, presented alongside outfits that echo and enhance the sleek look. From oversized trench coats to contemporary cropped jackets, styling patent will be a trend that commands attention.

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