Leather may usually be something we associate with rock chicks and bikers - but it's time to think again; leather has gone luxe. Christopher Kane's A/W '10 collection combining hard leather with feminine touches of lace and floral embroidery perfectly defines the concept of luxe leather. The look is sophisticated, pretty even - definitely not trashy.
These are pieces that are smart enough for the office, chic enough for the cocktail bar, yet still simple enough for everyday - all be it with a little extra glamour. All your wardrobe staples have been reinvented in leather, so we're not just talking about the ubiquitous leather jacket, but t-shirts, shorts, skirts, dresses and trousers. Invest in a pair of skinny leather trousers this Autumn and you won't regret it. Judging by Burberry Prorsum's collection you'll be ahead of the fashion pack ready for SS '11. The only problem is that leather trousers always put me in mind of that episode of Friends where Ross wears some to impress his date... only to find that he can't pull them back up when he has gone to the bathroom!