LUST-WORTHY LEATHER GETS A BOOST FROM JUICY HUES PAIRED WITH NEUTRALS
Story by Odessa Paloma Parker
Photos by George Pimentel
Supermodel star power aside (Irina Lazareanu opened and closed the show), Mackage‘s Spring/Summer 2013 collection had enough standout pieces to have achieved stellar heights based on the garments alone.
The Montréal-based luxury brand took note of the fact that leather isn’t synonymous with warm weather wear, but they broke that mold with a sleek selection of lightweight leather pencil skirts, shorts, jackets and vests.
While standbys like their signature trenches and motorcycle jackets were in top form in basic beige, deep sienna brown and cool mint hues, the pieces really shone when done in yellow and powder blue. An ombré dye finish to a few pieces kept them on-trend; no mean feat when working with such a sartorial staple as leather.
Quilting, paneling and draping all played key parts in turning wardrobe basics into wardrobe wonders; proportions were played with – high-waisted short shorts were paired with a long trench done in brown and black colour-blocking for a look that was 100% downtown cool.