Trend watch: Minimal leather
Spring's higher-end move to modern leather resurfaces as a fall essential.
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Perhaps influenced by Celine's spring 2010 leather T-shirts, fashion designers dreamed up a bevy of creative yet simple uses for the material this season. This fall, leather leaps out of the confines of purses, shoes and rocker chic and into some new territory. Some of our favorite adaptations of the leather trend: winter shorts, pleated skirts, fuss-free fringe, capes and anything geometric or unexpected. You know what that means, ladies: Keep your sig.o's '90s sloppy leather jacket tucked in the back of the closet.