According to fashion’s best-dressed power players, a major 90s fashion item is set to make a comeback this autumn/winter: the leather blazer.
Paris Fashion Week is well underway but the street style set are sure to have found packing for the final leg of shows tricky with dark clouds shrouding the capital.
But fashion’s best-dressed names have found the perfect garb designed to tackle the drizzle sans umbrella: the leather blazer.
The Instagram pack have whole-heartedly thrown themselves into the trend too with knee-high white boots, chunky gold hoops and slicked-back hair completing the social media-ready aesthetic.
In fact, Hadid appeared to have only packed one killer jacket for London Fashion Week - a Matrix-esque Magda Butrym number. Further proving she’s a staunch supporter of the trend, she whipped out a second leather blazer in Milan.
Proving the age-old theory that three’s a trend, who can forget when Hadid broke the internet in an all-leather-look courtesy of NYC mega label, Rosetta Getty, that looked like it was straight out of Charlie’s Angels?
But it was only a matter of time until the blazer made a well-deserved comeback, as leather-loving Bottega Veneta has well and truly stolen the hearts of the fashion pack this season (sorry, Céline).
It’s a micro trend being driven on the ground, too. Throughout Fashion Month, we have seen show-goers swap their traditional trenches for leather blazers in a bid to master the sometimes-sunny-sometimes-rainy forecasts. And it’s worked an absolute treat.
Front row fixture, Emili Sindlev, gave the autumn staple a retro spin layered over a swirl-print dress and knee-high boots in sage green over at London Fashion Week.
Over in Milan, meanwhile, Caroline Daur delivered a lesson in the art of leather-meets-leather dressing in a buttery ensemble designed to grace our Instagram feeds.
Thanks to the look gracing every fashion capital with its splendour, it’s already available to shop with a number of luxe super brands and high street giants, we’re looking at & Other Stories and Arket, allowing us mere mortals to trial the look this autumn/winter.
For those of you hoping to trial the trend on a purse-friendly budget, look no further than this New Look steal. We’ll be throwing ours over a t-shirt and jeans this autumn – a pair of Vejas will earn you extra style points.
New Look leather-look blazer
For those of you hoping to trial the trend on a purse-friendly budget, look no further than this New Look steal. We’ll be throwing ours over a t-shirt and jeans this autumn - a pair of Vejas will earn you extra stylepoints.
Leather-look blazer, £16, New Look
House of Sunny vegan leather blazer
Label-of-the-moment House of Sunny is currently flogging two rather covetable takes on the trend with a cream colourway and pistachio hue sure to please fashion devotees.
Vegan leather blazer, £115, House of Sunny
& Other Stories leather blazer
Introducing the item every Fashion Week show-goer is likely to add to their shopping basket this autumn. Chuck on over everything from a slip dress and strappy shoes to the failsafe t-shirt and jeans combo.
Oversized leather blazer, £265, & Other Stories
Arket leather blazer
Arket’s leather looks bagged a front row seat this Fashion Month so we can guarantee that shoppers will make a beeline for the Scandi powerhouse’s latest drop. Rachel Green, eat your heart out.
Leather blazer, £225, Arket
& Other Stories leather wrap-around jacket
Oh, hello. If you’d rather invest in a more trans-seasonal piece then add this to the very top of your lust list. It’s the chicest way to stay rain-proof on your morning commute.
Leather wrap-around jacket, £299, & Other Stories
Images: Getty/courtesy of brands