If you have not heard of the J Brand Houlihan then shame on you and where have you been hiding for the last three years? The Houlihan first landed in the UK in June 2011 and has been J Brand’s biggest success story. Once you’ve bought one pair of Houlihans you'll surely come back for another and another and another; to say they are addictive is an understatement.
AW13 sees the Houlihan all grown up; making the transition from summery washes in their popular cotton twill to 100% leather. It’s fair to say that AW13 is all about leather and was seen on catwalks including Gucci, Celine, Hermes and Givenchy. The Houlihan ticks four key trends for this season; Warrior, Rebel, Goth and of course Leather so you will never be short of ideas on how to style them.
Try teaming your leathers with chunky knits, brocade and boots as seen at Gucci.
While Givenchy featured details such as pockets, zips and seams. I would suggest wearing the J Brand Houlihan in Leather with the new Holland Cooper Biker jacket which has chunky zips and leather patches and a jumper from 360 or Duffy for a relaxed day look.
For a chic evening look try mixing leather and lace as seen at Mulberry. To recreate this look the Roseanna Gina cape would work perfectly with the J Brand Houlihan and an Elizabeth & James Nostrand blouse in black.
Keep the overall look minimal to let the leather shine through. Your makeup must be natural and fresh faced. And absolutely no jewellery; do not be tempted to stack, layer and glamorise your look. I promise that the leathers will be enough to make you stand out.