STYLE FOCUS | Dark Romance, Leather Dresses & Skirts

Luxe leather jackets, handbags and shoes have been part of the style-conscious woman’s wardrobe for decades. But now leather is beginning to appear more and more in other garments too – whether as a touch of trim or making up the entire piece. Leather dresses started to appear on the catwalks of London, Paris, Milan and New York for Spring/Summer 2012 in bright, fresh colours. (See Bangstyle.com Trend Alert). Now, for Autumn/Winter, the look is bigger than ever, and leather dresses have reverted their natural home – the shades of... Read More

GO SEE | Hermès Leather Forever

Hermès Leather Forever exhibition – 6 Burlington Gardens, London – Ends 27th May 2012. Luxury French accessories brand Hermès is celebrating its 175th birthday with an exhibition at London’s Royal Academy of Arts. A free exhibition in London is always worth a visit and this particular one is all about leather, so we could hardly resist, could we? Home of the iconic Kelly and Birkin handbags, Hermès are true artisans in leather. Their skill, craftsmanship, ingenuity and sense of humour are all displayed in this exhibition through various objects from... Read More