A far-cry from the bubbly Barbie-core trend that’s had the cultural zeitgeist in a chokehold for the past year, grungy leather-clad models were spotted all over the SS23 runways.
From statement jackets to head-to-toe looks, the Fashion Week shows felt more like scenes from the Matrix than Malibu Barbie’s beach house.
At Saint Laurent it was about ‘80s power moves with exaggerated shoulders in cropped biker jackets while Versace championed edgy moto looks with matching mini-skirts.
The ‘80s were also being channelled at Australian Fashion Week with HENNE’s American Psycho-esque bomber and midi skirt combo, we’d kill for.
There was no limit to layering leather pieces at Burberry and David Koma with both designers opting for oversized jackets, strappy bralettes and low-slung pants.
Naturally, we’re looking to emulate each and every one of the biker trend looks, whether it be with a light touch or head-to-toe approach, starting with one of the most versatile wardrobe pieces: the leather skirt.
Whether you’re after a mini skirt or a maxi style, leather proves a timeless addition to any sartorial rotation.
Leather Midi & Maxi Skirts
If you’re looking to incorporate a leather midi or maxi into your wardrobe, take cues from the skirt’s denim counterpart styling with anything from knee-high boots to strappy mules and basic white tees to chunky knits.
Genesis Leather Skirt, $995 at Ginger & Smart
Ena Pelly Riley Leather Midi Skirt, $449 at THE ICONIC
Dazie Smooth As Honey Skirt, $89.99 at THE ICONIC
Florian Leather Midi Skirt, $1,500 at CAMILLA AND MARC
Frankie Shop Heather Leather Pencil Skirt, $809 at MyTheresa
Gabriele Midi Skirt, $209 at HENNE
Leather Mini Skirts
When it comes to the leather mini skirt, the style set is favouring low and mid-rise cuts in straight, fitted and A-line silhouettes.
Agolde Recycle Leather Liv Mini Skirt, $369 at REVOLVE
Leather Combo Mini Skirt, $890 (now $499) at DION LEE
Lydan Leather Mini Skirt, $109 at THE ICONIC
Mods & Rockers Mini Skirt, $349 (now $174) at Manning Cartell
Reformation Veranda Leather Mini Skirt, $534 at Net-A-Porter