From left to right, J.W. Anderson, Acne, Christopher Kane, Pringle of Scotland & Topshop. Photos: Imaxtree
If you buy one thing next fall, make it a pair of leather pants. Last September, if you wanted a pair of proper pants—not leggings—you could choose from Vince or The Row, but come fall 2012 there will be dozens on offer. For the preppy, there’s Pringle of Scotland‘s caramel colored pair; for the girl who channels rock n’ roll there’s Christopher Kane‘s nearly ruched leggings; for the on-trend businesswoman there’s Topshop‘s olive trousers or Proenza Schouler‘s wide leg pants. At Acne, Derek Lam and Helmut Lang they came cropped (and in a wide range of colors) while J.W. Anderson showed shiny patent leather suits. Our favorite might be Peter Som’s pajama-like pants, though they will be tough to pull off without a near 6′ model frame.