NYFW Spring 2013: Colored Leather
Posted by on September 16, 2012 | 3:10 pm EST
(L-R) Derek Lam, Reem Acra, Monique Lhuillier, Rag & Bone
(L-R) Derek Lam, Reem Acra, Monique Lhuillier, Rag & Bone

Had somebody told us that leather will once again define our warm-weather wardrobe, we would have scurried away from the catwalks and temporarily hibernated inside the comfort of a blast freezer. Although the thought of wearing leather during the spring and summer months is something we’ll never get used to, designers prove once again that comfort is no excuse in the world of fashion.

Just like the previous summer months, leather looks were aplenty even amid the hot and humid weather. From the favored skintight dresses to the relatively wearable shorts, there were no stopping women from getting dirty (and sweaty) as they jumped on this rather impractical trend. For spring 2013 however, the New York Fashion Week runways saw a bevy of alluring leather garments that shushed all doubters and nonbelievers that leather is everything but appropriate for spring.

(L-R) Nicole Miller, Charlotte Ronson, Proenza Schouler, DKNY
(L-R) Nicole Miller, Charlotte Ronson, Proenza Schouler, DKNY

Far from the familiar toughness of black or easiness of brown, the likes of Monique Lhuillier, Reem Acra and Proenza Schouler brought forth leather looks bathed in delectable spring colors. This mischievous tactic to get us into spring’s leather fascination saw designers fashioning leather dresses in bold red, maroon and blue. Charlotte Ronson captured three trends with one midriff-baring leather ensemble in a more subdued shade of gray.

Whether you’re extremely tolerant to heat or not, you cannot ignore the visual impact of this trend. The decidedly bad-ass appeal of leather may be too harsh for spring, but colored leather? We have to commend designers for their ingenious efforts to make us want something as impractical as summer leather. What do you think of this incoming spring trend? Is it hot enough for a spin?

Photos from iMAXtree.com

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