Everywhere you turn from streetwear to runways, people are seen dressed in leather garments. Though the trend originated from leather outerwear, it has evolved into all forms of garments form skirts to pants and even tops.
Many places slowly began to open it's doors again in fall, but it seems the warm days were spent inside, sitting on their couch. So how could it possible that such a big trend could form from people that were not even going outside? People have become more and more innovative towards fashion during lockdown. A quick trip to the local grocery store has turned into a runway filled with new trends. But different from before, many are not willing to spend the hours gathering pieces for their high fashion look that they would wear to parties, events etc. People were in need of something easy and quick, but still new and interesting.
Leather pieces became widely attractive because of it's ability to look good with a large variety of garments, as well as it's effortless but fashionable look. A black leather skirt for example, puts a bold statement to your outfit, while still complimenting the other tones put together with it.
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: First slide: Miu Miu 2020/21, Hermes 2020/21, Louis Vuitton 2020/21
On runways, leather has been shaped into dramatic silhouettes like accentuated hips, shoulders, pleating etc. Designers have been eager to incorporate leather pieces in their collections, shown in (but not limited to) Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski's Hermès ready to wear, Nicolas Ghesquière of Louis Vuitton's fall/winter ready to wear, or Miuccia Prada's fall/winter collection for Miu Miu.