The trusty leather jacket is a timeless classic that never loses its edge. Not only can it be deftly layered over couture dresses – we have evidence from the Fall 2017 haute circuit in Paris – but it also serves as the ultimate traveling companion when darting from the Middle East to cooler climes in the West. Whether you’re a Saint Laurent biker type or belong to the Rick Owens tribe of leather outerwear, we highlight cool new ways to wear the beloved cover-up.
The Look: A love-worn leather jacket with painterly prints will dial down smart shirting (long sleeves are on-point for the current season), while a high-waisted pair of slick trousers completes the perfect front row combo. Bum-bag optional.
Go-To Brands: Dolce & Gabbana and Givenchy.
The Look: Monochrome gets a retro twist with a classic white cotton T-shirt and all-black wardrobe staples.
Go-To Brands: Acne and Balenciaga.
The Look: For a feminine take on the classic leather jacket, opt for studs and floral stencil prints teamed with lace.
Go-To Brands: Mira Mikati and Valentino.
The Look: Take a couture dress or statement ready-to-wear evening gown and chill it down for the daylight hours with a beige leather cover-up.
Go-To Brands: Tom Ford, Iro, and Balmain.