Fashion is getting its groove back. Spring’s 70s time warp has resurrected fringe, flares, jumpsuits, glam rock and more suede than you can shake a leg at. The haute hides were first spotted in New York at Derek Lam in the form of featherlight keyhole dresses, patchwork skirts and butter-soft jackets. Jason Wu carried the torch with a medley of sapphire and moss day dresses. Ditto for Joseph Altuzarra, who paired a suede blouse with a striped pencil skirt and Gucci‘s former Creative Director Frida Giannini, who worked it into belted trenchcoats, culottes and high-waisted button-up skirts.
But the suede parade didn’t stop there. In Paris, Chloe‘s Clare Waight Keller fashioned the sumptuous skins into safari jackets, shorts, babydoll dresses and gladiator sandals, while Karl Lagerfeld offered up seasonless, easy-breezy separates at Chanel. The resounding message is clear: If you think summer suede is an oxymoron, think again.
For the best summer suede this season, shop the gallery below.