Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Get Leathered in Fall 2012

Recently I finally got around to watching the fabulous HBO series Game of Thrones, and now I am obsessed! The mystical world of King's Landing and Winterfell has me truly gripped, and I noticed that you cannot deny the show's influence on the latest Fall fashions - particularly the influence of leather (and furs!). 

Game of Thrones style

At once both sexy and strong, leather has long been a coveted and edgy fashion look. There is certainly something tribal and alluring about the shiny fabric. My earliest inspiration was rock chick Leather Tuscadaero (below) from Happy Days - played by Suzi Quatro, natch, and the Fonz'es unattainable rock chick object of obsession.  
Then later it was Joan Jett, Stevie Nicks, Lita Ford,Jim Morrison and Billy Idol whose leather looks I coveted. These days most musical ingenues can't carry it off, but the likes of Alison Mosshart, Rhianna and even Kylie Minogue can certainly rock the look. 
 Alison Mosshart

Back to Game of Thrones, the inspiration is no more blatant than in Helmut Lang's Fall 2012 show, where the actress who plays the fabulous Khalessi Daenerys Targaryen took a turn on the catwalk (below). Designers Michael and Nicole Colovos admit to being heavily inspired by the show for their fur, boots & leather-heavy collection.
 Helmut Lang Fall 2012

More leather looks with a decidedly Game of Thrones feel follow, from Fall 2012 lines by Kanye West, Gareth Pugh, Richard Tisci for Givenchy, Versace and Gucci (-Italians love their leather!). The flowing leather coats & knee-high boots and fur embellishments would not look out of place in Winterfell.
 Kanye West
 Gareth Pugh
 Richard Tisci for Givenchy
 Versace for H&M
 Versace Fall 2012


Latest Celeb leather looks. 
Brooklyn Decker
Charlize Theron
Cindy Crawford
Nicole Richie
  Victoria Beckham
Rosie Huntington-Whitely
 Jennifer Aniston (with Russell Brand) in Valentino
Jennifer again
Kim K
Blake Lively
Irina Shayk
Shailene Woodley
 Miley Cryrus

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