Monday, February 16, 2009

The New Clothing Accessory: Leather Leggings

Above: Alexander Wang: worn with a simple black, menswear-inspired shift/vest-skirt

Perhaps it's a natural result of the depressing economy lately, but this new grittiness that's reflective of the fashion zeitgeist is hard to ignore. New York designers have turned out a plethora of gothic, edgy, and messy looks that feature a whole lot of leather, zippers, and black. The black legging has been replaced by the leather legging--a fiercer, sleeker version that can be worn with nearly everything. Take a gander at some of its incarnations:

1. Elise Overland: A metallic version complements the adorned liquid top:


2. Jeremy Laing: Simple leather leggings play up the oversized/fitted dichotomy well:


3. Ohne Titel: The knee slits are simultaneously demure and racy, and they offer some interest to a sleek blazer:

4. Preen: Paired with a chic winter coat, these leggings look perfectly polished:

4 comments:

miss cavendish said...

It does make a great deal of sense that designers are constructing these "urban warriors" to stride through the glum recession. Love your picks (and our shared one!).

Nini Nguyen said...

Great post. Those legging are TD4.

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