Fall '12 Trend: Mixed Media

I have totally flipped for mixed media! Especially when it comes to leather combined with pretty much anything. Black wool with faux black leather? I’ll take it. Grey jersey mixed with black leather? I’ll take that too. A green military jacket with black leather sleeves? Yes, please. A trench coat with textured leather sleeves? Don’t stop! The key to mixed media is to look for items that play with contrasting textures- leather with wool, fur with chiffon, sequins with faux leather… you get the idea. The idea is for the  unexpected to work in an edgy, yet wearable way. Mixed media was all over the fall ’12 runways in shows such as Reed Krakoff, Bottega Veneta, Prabal Gurung, Phillip Lim, Alexander Wang, Rachel Roy and DKNY, just to name a handful. Thankfully you can now find mixed media at every price point in every type of store. So whether you go real or fake…go mixed! Here are 10 mixed media items we have found that are available right now:
1. CUT 25 Leather Combo Dress, $465
2. VENTCOUVERT Black Combo Leather Jacket, $1,530
3. Robert Rodriquez Cashmere Leather Combo Sweater, $395
4. Trouve Leather & Knit Dress, $198
5. 3.1 Phillip Lim Leather Sleeved Silk Crepe De Chine Dress, $995
6. Alexander Wang Jersey/Leather Combo Dress ,$1275
7. Rachel Roy Leather Combo Top, $598
8.DKNY Leather Sleeved Jersey Twill Dress, $495
9. Milly Nina Leather Paneled Crepe Dress, $395
10. Hinge Faux Leather Collar Sweater, $78
– Lauren Dimet Waters
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