Leather: an unusual material and now star of the summer! Treated like a second skin and super light, worn all over or just as a small touch. Leather also shows its delicate side and extreme elegance. Pleated, folded, perforated, it even takes on a more graphic edge.It also perfectly illustrates the biker trend seen on the runway…Teamed with transparency or tux jackets at Saint Laurent, leather takes on a simultaneously rock’n’roll and ultra urban look.Chez Zadig & Voltaire, this biker style also emerges. Black leather, fringes, laces and biker jackets are the essential pieces for a rocking summer!Even celebrities praise the material for its sex appeal, particularly at Balmain. Gored skirts and quilted detail highlight the curves of the body.A craze that will outlive the summer, leather is a safe bet that dominates every season with force and conviction.Interviews:Gaïa Trussardi: In the summer, it is very easy to work with leather nowadays because you can make it very, very thin and the secret is to use the highest quality leather which is very matt and soft so I use it for shorts, boxer shorts, for culottes and for sweaters. Alessandra Facchinetti:I worked around it a lot because my goal again was to achieve a sort of leather that was very fine, very soft almost like cotton. This is why I have used a lot of lasers to give more transparency and lightness with a very modernist approach with a block of colour and the lasers, to try to create a new contemporary approach to leather.Jean-Paul Gaultier:There is a lot of leather, all revolving around a biker theme, so you have the motorcycle jacket but also an evening dress, a bustier, a bra, a skirt, trousers and everything else you can possibly imagine.Adèle Exarchopoulos: I love the whole style, the rock’n’roll element, the shoulder pads, I like the imposing side, the sex appeal and the work; I love a lot about it.Music free of right : Nikit & Bandit - 2012
Leather alert: an unexpected material and now star of the summer!
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