Alongside all of the embellishment and prints this season thanks to Miuccia Prada and Marc Jacobs, black leather had quite the comeback. I know what you're thinking: when did it ever go away but if you cast your mind back to this time last year you'll remember that block colour was still having a moment but black leather is officially back on the agenda this season.
This season was just a lot darker on the whole. Riccardo Tisci, who is undoubtedly the king of all things darkly romantic, was one of its biggest protagonists teaming his equestrian themed collection with those heel-hidden boots that everyone's rightfully raving about right now. Gareth Pugh is someone that always plays with leather and this season it came on more wearable asymmetric jackets with oversized lapels and at Gucci, Frida Giannini incorporated it on outerwear too but on cropped bell shapes instead.
As with everything, this is a trend that you can embrace with varying degrees. If you're not afraid of going full hog, invest in a coat like the ones at Versace or do like Kate Moss and buy a long sleeved bod con dress but beware. If you're going to go that way make sure to invest in quality pieces as they can quickly start to look cheap. For those of you that aren't so bold, opt for a shirt with a leather collar or follow Kanye West and Kate Moss by bagging a pair of leather trousers. That's one piece that you can count on season after season.
SHOP THE EDIT: 1. Dress, £640, Alexander Wang at Net-A-Porter 2. Vest, £276, Alexander Wang at The Outnet; 3. Jacket, £75, Topshop; 4. Shorts, £272.25, 3.1. Phillip Lim at The Outnet; 5. Skirt, price on request, Reiss; 6. Trousers, £211.75, Junya Watanabe at The Outnet; 7. Belt, £52, Marni at The Outnet; 8. Top, £395, Tibi at My-Wardrobe; 9. Shorts, £195.75, See by Chloe