The leather mini that needs little else

An ultra-hot, ultra-short black leather mini skirt is liable to end up with either a hard rock-chic, punk, or fetishist bent. But it doesn’t have to be so. Proving the versatility of such a piece is Barbara Martelo, who rocks a black Alaia leather skirt with the utmost of effortless cool: she’s simply added a lose-fitting black tee.

alaia leather mini skirt

Sometimes, simple really is best.

Martelo was beautifully photographed by Candice Lake in Paris.

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