Stepping out for a dinner with Rihanna, ASAP Rocky’s head to toe leather outfit amped up his reputation as a fashionista. Bad boys. Bikers. Season 2 Ross. Leather is not something everyone can carry off. Some love it. Some hate it. Some remember it as the iconic couple’s moment from a pre-millenium David and Victoria Beckham as they sat courtside at Gucci’s 1999 fashion walk. The couple might want to dust that out of their cupboard by all means; these sharp outfits are making a return.
Rocking in leather
Case in point is rapper A$AP Rocky who showed up in an all-leather outfit to his dinner at Los Angeles’ celeb hotspot, Delilah, with Rihanna. Not to be outshined, Rihanna rocked in a- leather, an ostrich feathered coat. Rocky amped up his style with a pair of Marine Serre, black leather slacks. The rapper has signed on with the French brand on a new range of denim jackets. A boxy calfskin jacket and some hardy boots completed the tough look.
The next big thing
Leather outfits have become designer mainstay in recent seasons. Fendi brought out the full leather look with stiff leather trousers, coats, and caps. Dunhill matched that with unstructured leather jackets and scarlet patent leather trousers at AW20. Come AW21, Boston Celtic’s power forward Tristan Thompson, and Justin Bieber’s favorite brand, Amiri, teamed up with Berluti’s Kris Van Assche to present chocolate hued leather suits to make Mean Streets De Niro green with envy.
The material has also become a favored choice for rappers. Slowthai dropped in at Bottega Veneta’s Salon 2 show in a forest-green leather car coat, matching shirt, and leather trousers. Dua Lipa collaborator, Lil Baby trusts leather for every major occasion. It doesn’t get bigger than Kanye West lighting up the Vanity Fair party last year in a slick leather outfit.