Women’s Leather Fashion Trend 2010

It’s no great secret that the humble leather jacket has become a wide-spread wardrobe staple over the last few Winters. As a fashion trend in 2010, however, women’s leather clothing is being taken to a whole new level.

Leather trend on the runway

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Leather trend: on the runway, Autumn(Fall)/Winter 2009-2010
Leather trend: on the runway, Autumn(Fall)/Winter 2009-2010
Leather trend: on the runway, Autumn(Fall)/Winter 2009-2010
Leather trend: on the runway, Autumn(Fall)/Winter 2009-2010
Leather trend: on the runway, Autumn(Fall)/Winter 2009-2010
Leather trend: on the runway, Autumn(Fall)/Winter 2009-2010
Leather trend: on the runway, Autumn(Fall)/Winter 2009-2010
Leather trend: on the runway, Autumn(Fall)/Winter 2009-2010
Leather trend: on the runway, Autumn(Fall)/Winter 2009-2010
Leather trend: on the runway, Autumn(Fall)/Winter 2009-2010
Leather trend: on the runway, Autumn(Fall)/Winter 2009-2010
Leather trend: on the runway, Autumn(Fall)/Winter 2009-2010
Leather trend: on the runway, Autumn(Fall)/Winter 2009-2010
Leather trend: on the runway, Autumn(Fall)/Winter 2009-2010
Leather trend: on the runway, Autumn(Fall)/Winter 2009-2010
Leather trend: on the runway, Autumn(Fall)/Winter 2009-2010
Leather trend: on the runway, Autumn(Fall)/Winter 2009-2010
Leather trend: on the runway, Autumn(Fall)/Winter 2009-2010
Leather trend: on the runway, Autumn(Fall)/Winter 2009-2010
Leather trend: on the runway, Autumn(Fall)/Winter 2009-2010
Leather trend: on the runway, Autumn(Fall)/Winter 2009-2010
Leather trend: on the runway, Autumn(Fall)/Winter 2009-2010
Leather trend: on the runway, Autumn(Fall)/Winter 2009-2010
Leather trend: on the runway, Autumn(Fall)/Winter 2009-2010
Leather trend: on the runway, Autumn(Fall)/Winter 2009-2010
Leather trend: on the runway, Autumn(Fall)/Winter 2009-2010
Leather trend: on the runway, Autumn(Fall)/Winter 2009-2010
Leather trend: on the runway, Autumn(Fall)/Winter 2009-2010
Leather trend: on the runway, Autumn(Fall)/Winter 2009-2010
Leather trend: on the runway, Autumn(Fall)/Winter 2009-2010
Leather trend: on the runway, Autumn(Fall)/Winter 2009-2010
Leather trend: on the runway, Autumn(Fall)/Winter 2009-2010
Leather trend: on the runway, Autumn(Fall)/Winter 2009-2010
Leather trend: on the runway, Autumn(Fall)/Winter 2009-2010
Leather trend: on the runway, Autumn(Fall)/Winter 2009-2010
Leather trend: on the runway, Autumn(Fall)/Winter 2009-2010
Leather trend: on the runway, Autumn(Fall)/Winter 2009-2010
Leather trend: on the runway, Autumn(Fall)/Winter 2009-2010
Leather trend: on the runway, Autumn(Fall)/Winter 2009-2010
Leather trend: on the runway, Autumn(Fall)/Winter 2009-2010

Leather Clothing

Leather in 2010 can take the form of pretty much any item of clothing. If you can name it the odds are that someone’s sent it down the runway in leather. Pants, skirts, shorts, coats, capes, vests; they’re all there. Hermes even pulled out a full leather jumpsuit as part of their aviation-themed collection.

Leather Underwear

With lingerie as outerwear a major fashion trend, it’s no surprise that this trend will move into the realm of leather underwear. Bondage elements like harnesses and leather straps are creeping their way into mainstream fashion; while the likes of even Yves Saint Laurent have seen daring leather corsetry pieces hit the runway.

Leather Accessories

While of course leather bags and belts are nothing new, leather in other types of accessories will, in 2010, be much more common. Leather leggings were huge on the Autumn(Fall)/Winter 2010 runways.

How to wear it

Whilst some collections – like the afore-mentioned Hermes Autumn(Fall)/Winter 2009/2010, and Donna Karan Autumn(Fall)/Winter 2009/2010 – used leather pieces for a classic vintage-inspired look, most 2010 leather fashion pieces fall into the rock-chic and fetish camps. Balmain epitomised the look with tiny skin-tight leather minidresses, as did Miss Sixty with their zip-covered leather hotpants. (See ‘Inspiration’ below for pictures)

Colors

While 2009 fashion color trends featured a vast array on leather colours, the leather in 2010 will revolve around monochromatic and earthy tones.

Yes, Elise Overland‘s 2010 collection may feature the likes of teal-green, but such colours are never going to find mass appeal.

Rather, expect to see a big comeback for grey leather, precipitated in part by Rodarte and their grey thigh-high boots. Black is, of course, a safe and unwavering option though if you’re after a country-inspired looks opt for tans and browns.

Inspiration

Looking for a little inspiration for this 2010′s women’s leather fashion trend? Click on the thumbnails below to peruse the full sized pictures. You’ll find everything from leather jackets to leather mini-dresses.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.