I was a little cautious when I noticed the presence of leather on the runway. You see, I had these silver faux leather pants I wore when I was about 16. I believe my Mum bought them for me. Mums! They always pick the most embarrassing clothes, don't they? Regardless, I loved them so much I wore them like you would wear jeans - literally everyday. Despite the teasing I got from my friends, I thought I was pretty cool back then. Unfortunately, I stopped wearing them the day I went on a 'date' with 'some dude' I liked. He spent the first 30 minutes laughing at my pants. He didn't get it. So many years later, when this trend started to rear its head onto the runway, as much as I appreciated the look, I never had the confidence to join the movement. Perhaps what discouraged me was the fact that the majority of the 'leather' pants I saw in the shops where shiny. 'How totally revolting', I thought. However, my attraction to all things edgy continued to draw me towards them. So I finally gave in.
I have paired these Alexander Wang black cotton-twill and leather skinny pants with this gorgy Vionnet button-up blouse. To keep on with the 'oh so cool' vibe I would wear this Nicolas Kirkwood ruffle-back, suede platform bootie and this 3.1 Phillip Lim lynus envelope clutch.
Who's laughing now?