Mens fashion weeks in Milan and Paris have shown: also in the winter of 2014 we all can wear our black leather-pants, -coats, -skirts and accessories out.
The black-leather-trend is therefore going into the next season. We already identified it in january 2012 – two years ago. Who still hasn’t managed to switch his whole wardrobe to black leather, should drop everything right now, rob his bank-account and go into the the next high-fashion boutique to buy all the black cow-skin that is available.
Because the trend can’t go on for very long.
At the fashion weeks in Paris and Milan, nearly all the big, important and taste-leading brands (Gucci, Valentino, Yohji Yamamoto, Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Maison Martin Margiela, Dior Homme, Hermès, Acne, Versace, Alexander Wang, Vivienne Westwood, Balenciaga, Lanvin, Philip Lim, Philipp Plein, Rick Owens, Damir Doma) showed black smooth leather – but one brand didn’t: PRADA.
And even if the Autumn/Winter 2014-collection by PRADA has not completely amazed us, there is a chance that – like actually always – it could be visionary and prophetic. Which would mean: black leather soon will be over.
Still, until then, we are advising you to hoard quickly. The trend is so hot, that soon also the fat neighbour from next-door is going to walk around in black leather-pants. Then we shall switch to PRADA.
Von: Carl Jakob Haupt