Monday, 18 October 2010
Leave it to Isabel Marant to come up with a new take on 2 trends: leather and the 1950s. We have seen a proliferation of leather on the catwalks and at the most glamorous parties over the past few seasons: the biker jacket, the leather shorts, studded leather boots and now we have the leather capris! These are slim fitted, with zips at the side to maintain rock-chic credentials. Isabel Marant is the queen of sparking new trends due to her wearable take on effortlessly cool rive-gauche chic, and as a result, these red leather capris (pictured) have become one of the most coveted items this season. Kookai (apparently they have had a recent revamp) have done a copycat version at a fraction of the price. The trick here is keeping the rest of the look relatively simple and injecting an ironic dash of '50s rockabilly chic.