Whatever the Leather: Key pieces for Autumn/Winter 2013 from M&S

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A few weeks ago here at LDNfashion, we introduced our preview of M&S’s autumn collection, beginning with coats, workwear and shoes. This week we are turning our attention to leather – a key fabric for the brand this season.

Not long ago leather was a considered a trend piece, but in a short space of time it has become an essential part of a chic, contemporary wardrobe, just like denim or tailoring. The look has graduated beyond just biker jackets too – catwalks from London to Paris have been dominated by leather looks, with everything from leggings to skirts, dresses and smartly cut tops making an appearance. M&S is getting in on the action with a premium line-up of sleek pieces that showcase the store’s dedication to quality and craftsmanship.

If you are a fan of textural contrasts, the brand has two gorgeous pieces of outerwear designed with you in mind – a Per Una Speziale Faux Fur and Leather Panelled Jacket (£169) and a Autograph Leather Sleeved Parka (£179).

If you have a bit more money to spend, M&S’s shearling outerwear is a worthy investment, immaculately constructed and kept modern with exposed zips like a biker jacket. We love the Autograph Luxury Suede Shearling Gilet (£599) and Autograph Luxury Suede Shearling Biker Coat (£750).

If you want to wholeheartedly embrace the trend, we recommend the Autograph Slim Leg Leather Trousers with flexible ponte (they feel like a second skin – £99), the chocolate-hued mini skirt (coming soon – £99) and flattering peplum dress with a jersey skirt and nipped-in waist (£150).

You wont find such top-quality leather anywhere else, and there really is something for every style personality at M&S this season. Keep you eye on the website for new arrivals.

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