It might be a little too early for me to be posting autumn/winter styles, but I couldn’t resist and it’s been a while since I’ve worn leather! So please pretend you are reading this as if the leaves have started changing into vivid red, yellow and orange. Regardless of what time of year it is, monochrome never ever goes out of fashion. There must be something special with the white and black matrimony, but I can honestly say I never get bored of seeing these two colours paired together. For my first monochrome look of the a/w 14 season, I wanted to talk mohair cardigans and the best leather trousers currently on the market.
Gudrun & Gudrun’s mohair cardi is a stunner, but also a delight to wear. The hand woven piece is like silk on skin with an insanely light and beautiful sheen. Based in the Faroe islands, isolationism seems to be one of the main components of the label’s motto and it’s quite evident that the undisturbed islands are a major source of inspiration. The double button cardi which resembles the oh so trendy double breasted suit jackets, is extremely stylish, yet with a timeless feel that makes the piece a definite lifetime keeper. I am also a big fan of the label’s strong social consciousness such as its women’s empowerment project in Jordan.
A monochrome look isn’t complete without some leather action and I certainly think a pair of leather trousers is a wardrobe essential. It’s still quite difficult to find the perfect skinny trousers that fits like a glove. I must say, after some digging around, I found the one. The low rise Samsoe & Samsoe Debra is just the right skinny leather trouser in a comfy stretch material. Unlike some leather trousers which feels like bondage and are generally very uncomfortable, I honestly can wear the Debra trousers all day.
Photographed at the Barbican Centre by Form 42.