Leather is a great Multi-Season option for so many reasons.
These pieces are made in the same very lightweight espresso lambskin that this skirt was made in.
The client liked the skins so much that I purchased all that was available for her. I think there is one skin left (enough for a hat maybe?) With the scraps, I may be able to stretch the remainder into a soft shopping bag for her.
All three of these garments are specifically intended to be worn almost year-round. And because my client splits her time between NYC and San Francisco, she’ll get even more wear with SF’s more temperate climate. Really, with the exception of NYC’s hot sticky, and sadly longer summers, these will be wearable almost all year-round.
Think about all the Multi-Season leather style possibilities (which really go far beyond just jackets) and all the ways you could wear one or two beloved garments-
The zip-front leather jumper dress over a t-shirt or a blouse is two very different looks. Over a turtleneck or sweater, you have another season covered. Over skin, it’s another season/ statement altogether. You could wear a sweater over it. Same with the paperweight leather shorts. Barelegged or with opaque tights, a T-shirt or a sweater. There is so much you can do with leather when it’s thought out. Honestly, it doesn’t even require that much thought when the styles are chosen carefully. Multi season leather is almost a no brainer.
The convertible tie blouse can also go with just about anything, from a skirt to jeans to leggings, even over a thin turtleneck when it gets cold. It can also be worn with the matching shorts, creating a casual, funky suit. The extra-long ties allow the option to wear it with a slightly empire line, or tie it around twice for a more defined waist.
This is the essence of sustainability.
Whether it’s a statement piece like this jacket or more classic pieces with an edge, like this jumper and shorts, investing in pieces you can wear over and over in different ways, that’s sustainable. Any garment that you will come back to again and again, season after season, because they are meaningful to you, beautifully crafted and give you joy, That’s sustainable.