A non-obvious guide
The fashion landscape is awash with black leather motos, but yours doesn’t have to blend in. It’s all about elevating the off-duty model staple, by way of styling tricks or the actual style you choose: think high-impact details and unexpected pairings. These are the new ways to wear your leather jacket, as seen on the streets of Fashion Week across the globe.
- Make like Miranda Kerr, who teamed a forest green moto jacket with an intricately embroidered Louis Vuitton top for the house’s Spring ’16 show. From malbec to hazelnut to navy, a coloured leather jacket is anything but standard.
- Tap into the trend for bespoke with our limited edition, hand-painted ‘Pashiflora’ jacket by New York-based artist Anouk Colantoni.
- Opt for a jacket that mixes leather with other materials, such as tactile wool paneling for a softer look.
- Do as the style set do on chilly New York days and drape a blanket scarf over the top of your jacket for a winning layered effect.
- Boost the cool girl cred of your formal attire by teaming your leather jacket with a cocktail dress for weddings and events.
- Look to styles with avant-garde embellishment like quilting, studs, diagonal zips and fringing guaranteed to turn heads.
- Distressed leather is a textural alternative to calfskin: wear it when you want to give your look a hint of vintage style.
- Models Aymeline Valade and Binx Walton stand out from the crowd care of oversized motor jackets – go up a size or try a longline style to play up the leather’s tomboy appeal.
- Depart from the classic motor jacket and try leather versions of other outerwear classics instead – think leather denim jackets, leather trench coats and leather blazers.
- Double dip by wearing leather on leather: be it a jacket with over-the-knee leather boots, a leather skirt in a different hue to your jacket or a leather top peeking beneath. It’s a look favoured by the Hadid sisters, Michelle Williams and Pernille Teisbaek.