When it comes to wardrobe staples, a black leather jacket and a black blazer are two undisputed essential positioned at the top of the list. Wear your leather layered under a coat during the colder months then transition into the warmer months by adding some edge to your favourite summer dresses, and a black blazer is the perfect go-to piece to add polish to any outfit. This Autumn Winter 2013 season welcomes an influx of classic black leather jackets and black blazers in a variety of styles from well-respected international designer collections including Rick Owens, Isabel Marant, Saint Laurent and Balenciaga. This season, Rick Owens has delivered another impressive collection of investment outwear pieces including the ageless and highly coveted classic biker jacket that features an elegantly draped collar and ribbed wool sleeves. The edgy yet timeless silhouette makes this black leather jacket an unbeatable wardrobe staple that should be seen hanging in every woman’s closet. The Naksa biker jacket adorned with a unique asymmetric hemline at the back has also made a comeback this season. Both of these must-have black leather jackets are available in either blister leather or lambskin leather. Other must-have leather jackets from Rick Owens include the slim fit brushed-leather Eileen jacket and the Robot leather jacket with exaggerated, structured foam shoulder panels- an iconic piece that exudes Rick Owens’ glamour-meets-grunge aesthetic. Balenciaga’s New Biker leather jacket is an iconic reinterpretation from the legendary French fashion house. An elegant take on the traditional silhouette, this jacket features quilting on the shoulders, upper arms and elbows and silver zip and eyelet details. This timeless classic has been spotted on Miranda Kerr, Kristin Stewart and Swedish fashion blogger Elin Kling. Queen of Parisian cool, Isabel Marant, brings us two distinctive yet equally divine black leather jackets this season – Kady and Beatsy. Fabricated from supple lambskin, Kady is a tailored motorcycle-inspired leather jacket adorned with quilted detail and exposed silver zips. The Beatsy leather jacket made from smooth lambskin, is contrasted with a tonal suede trim and exposed high-voltage silver zips.
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