Leather Loves by Mike Adler – The Ultimate AW2020 Wish List
8th September 2020
This month, our contributing editor and leather-loving stylist to the stars, Mike Adler, recommends dreamy womenswear pieces for this AW2020 and beyond. The ultimate wish list at your disposal, read on for insights and styling tips from one of the coolest and most coveted stylists in the game.
The upcoming designer seasons see a resurgence in leather with trends offering complete coordination of head to toe leather looks with single use colour. As retail models adapt to the current climate, many brands will now only produce pre-paid pieces from their collections through online retail channels.
This is nothing new for online global retailer Moda Operandi—it has always been the brands unique selling point, curating leading and emerging brands in-season assortment and the entirety of their next season collections to a global retail audience.
For this addition to my Leather Loves series, I curate my favourite leather pieces available to pre order now ahead of traditional retail and delivering in time for the season!
Add a relaxed t-shirt or camisole for a chic urban look; an oversized jacket, short or long for extra cool factor; or go completely tailored and power suit your leatherwear!
With Moda shipping worldwide, access to the global brands has never been easier! They always run incredible promotions and offers to its loyal customer base, so I invite you to go beyond my selects and take a look at the incredible designs on offer to you now!
This Oscar de la Renta leather dress – with corseted top and A-line skirt, this dress in Terracotta is perfect on its own; worn over a sharp fitted shirt; styled with a cosy cardigan; or belted with an overcoat or trench for a great city vibe!
Ulla Johnson’s leather pant in deep forest green are designed with a flattering high waist-line and taper at the ankle creating a sophisticatedly cool style. Dressed up or down, with the addition of a high heel or flat it lends itself to an unlimited paring of colour—bold, vibrant or sombre; play with print or keep it tonal – this is a sure hit and will last many seasons of the wardrobe!
This lambskin leather high rise trouser by Joseph has an iconic wide, flared leg and welt back pockets. It’s superior sheen and high quality leather proves amazing on its own—for its perfect pairing, take direction from the Joseph style team by wearing them with a black leather shirt worn loose and belted or tuck into a dress for the utility trend!
This Vince high rise, A line skirt has an accented tie waist and a 3/4 hemline perfect for the trans-seasonality that comes at the end of the year. This look loves satin, cashmere and cotton blended staples- dress with natural earthy colour tones and pastels of lavender, blush, and citrus! This skirt’s clean lines are flattering, comfortable and stylish- experiment further by adding a slouchy outer layer.
Bottega is infamous for their leather craftsmanship, style and quality. Celebrating the best of the brand’s long-time innovation—this long line short in white or chocolate features a boxer style elasticised brief and wide leg. The sport lux design is an easy addition to any wardrobe or style brief. I would dress it with a relaxed sweater, tank or roll neck for an easy day look.
This incredible coat has been designed with an oversized puff sleeve and cinched waist so you can enjoy the style trends but keeping the proportion of your body and waist! The addition of the hood breaks up any classic lines, not only faring from the winter elements but also adding extra street cred to this already elevated outer coat! Wear over everything – or effortlessly drape it on the shoulder, I absolutely love this coat for every body shape!
MIKE ADLER LEATHER LOVES – REMAIN TRUNK SS21 SHOW for PRE ORDER Shipping April 30th!
Likely to be one of the coolest leather jumpsuits to ever be designed, this Remain jumpsuit has a stylish dropped shoulder, point collar, ribbed waist and a clean straight leg silhouette, sure to flatter and impress! Hardware details of zipped chest pockets and button epaulets offer a modern touch to the stunning blue feature colour. Wear on its own for the most head turning looks but accessorise with contemporary, uncomplicated designed bags, clutch or jewellery!
Style as a featured piece with shorts, denim or trouser, this croc effect leather shirt by Remain could easily challenge the ateliers at Hermès. This long sleeve saddle tan shirt is designed with padded shoulders, button cuffs and front flat pockets that are beautifully synergised for a refined and clean aesthetic!
If you’re looking for cropped leather, this jacket is your answer! Its drawstring hem, strong collar and dropped shoulder hit all the right places. Dressed up or down, it can be double collared over a shirt with a trouser or skirt; dressed down for a casual encounter—or simply worn on its own with a contemporary bottom. The elastic cuffs are another great design feature and whilst its neutral tone allows for a mix and match attitude—I love it for its minimal style. Expand its use by dressing with a light denim jean—by keeping it simple, the eye will be attracted to wearer and the garments subtle features!