Switch up standard leather this season and instead opt for Patent. This high fashion, glossy leather is the ultimate slick Fall fabric. Taking to the catwalk at the likes of Louis Vuitton, Valentino, Anthony Vaccarello and Tome - patent brought a rebellious spirit to the runway. Largely seen on outerwear for a maximalist look, and also on daywear pieces, this season patent is best served on a dark ground. Think black, burgundy or deep red for sultry sophistication.
It is not just on the runway where patent has grabbed all the headlines. Fashion savvy street style stars, bloggers, editors and celebrities have been snapped throughout the season wearing some of the most coveted patent pieces - Isabel Marant's A/W 16 collection being a key point of reference. Alexa Chung's patent trench coat for Marks and Spencer also flew off the rails, with everyone desperate to own this key sartorial coat (see below edit for ref). This trend is not for a shrinking violet - uphold the rock'n'roll attitude with a vintage band tee, statement knit and killer ankle boots. See below for a who's who of some of the best patent loving street style stars...
If you want to unleash your inner rebel, then take a look at all the best luxury and highstreet options currently available. The highstreet has some incredible designer dupes for this trend, so if you are unsure if you want to invest in this trend you can readily find some affordable options. Patent is also a great choice for eveningwear, so anything you own in this material will be a staple in your wardrobe for many seasons to come. As always, accessories are a great option. Key Brands: Shrimps, Charlotte Simone, Topshop Unique, H&M.
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