Leather Lovelies

Leather Lovelies

>> It's been a bit slow today mainly because I'm still processing the fact that Nicolas Ghesqui√®re is to leave Balenciaga, effective end of the month, according to the New York Times.  I have to put that "according to the New York Times" source note, just to be sure that I've got my facts right because I still can't quite believe the news.  This is therefore me posting with about a tenth of my brain's capacity.  

Still, Meadham Kirchhoff painting an exclusive trio of leather jackets for Net a Porter is not too difficult to comprehend.  In fact, quite the opposite.  The duo debuted their painstakingly hand painted leather at their A/W 10 show aka the show that made every head's turn in shock because of the perceived aesthetic change of the label and then continued screenprinting beaten up biker jackets with scribbles, bears and florals for their S/S 11 show.  They've resurrected that cropped biker shape with three exclusive styles for NAP and have festooned them with signature MK-isms – ribbon writing spelling Yes, No, Maybe accompanied by lipsticks, the MK witch silhouette from their A/W 11 demented convent girl collection, a fluffy bear from a 1940s fabrical design (which Ed Meadham collects) and then all the pre-requisite pastel happy-happy colours that grace both the leather and the satin quilted linings.  I took a look at one of the leather lovelies today in their studio and was trying to calm my breathing down so I wouldn't hyperventilate with excitement.  Leather with all its tough and hardened attributes shouldn't really be this lovely should it? 














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  1. Liz

    2012-11-05 at 6:08 PM

    I love the lipstick one!

  2. A Stylish Fantasy

    2012-11-05 at 6:14 PM

    cannot believe Ghesquière is leaving!

  3. lily

    2012-11-05 at 6:25 PM

    I love the first one and all of your posts. it would mean a lot to me if you checked out my blog 🙂

  4. Miss Coco

    2012-11-05 at 6:48 PM

    Me encantan los dibujos!!

  5. Marie

    2012-11-05 at 7:05 PM

    Nicolas is leaving? but why! Balenciaga will never be the same, gosh it’s insane!
    Oh, but that lipstick jacket is truly amazing 🙂
    Love, Marie

  6. sgh

    2012-11-05 at 7:33 PM

    Any news on why hes leaving or what he plans to do next?

  7. Dip It Black

    2012-11-05 at 8:16 PM

    What a gorgeous sketches!
    And love those jackets! Gorgeous!

  8. piggy

    2012-11-05 at 9:05 PM

    OMG !!!! i LOVE THESE JACKETS, i want all of them D:

  9. Anneka

    2012-11-05 at 9:54 PM

    Beautiful! Definitely going to be no highstreet copies of these badboys!

  10. Sophie

    2012-11-05 at 10:50 PM

    I can’t believe Nicolas leaving Balenciaga! But those jackets are amazing and so original and inspiring. Can’t wait to check them out on Net a Porter! Your writing is beautiful:)

  11. megan

    2012-11-05 at 11:09 PM

    GAH i love the turquoise one! need it! Nice post!

  12. Rhoda Wong

    2012-11-05 at 11:26 PM

    2012-11-06 at 4:32 AM

    This is my first time to read your blog and I LOVE it
    LOVE your sketches & Such a cute jacket!

  14. Sari Purdy

    2012-11-06 at 6:06 AM

    I love everything about the designs… the prints are great. I really like these.

  15. Elvis Trujillo

    2012-11-06 at 6:07 AM

    Wow! What pretty prints you got here Susie! I love the jackets.

  16. Medina

    2012-11-06 at 6:10 AM

    Follow me, lovelies! Instagram: medinaderas 😉

  17. Lynkez

    2012-11-06 at 6:47 AM

    I love leather jackets, shoes and even leather skirt suits. Big-ups to style bubble.

  18. Elliestac

    2012-11-06 at 6:51 AM

    Insane – want. Also I rememeber having that bear transfer on a cot for my teddies…. (ahhh I’m so old – those are early 80s kids graphics right there).

  19. Etrala London

    2012-11-06 at 10:11 AM

    Wow!!! This is absolutely amazing!!!
    I especially love the first one (pink) and the lipstick one!!
    I’m so sad that Nicolas is leaving Balenciaga 🙁

  20. L

    2012-11-06 at 1:47 PM

    Seriously this ar amazing done I like the jacket really cool

  21. Caroline Zardo

    2012-11-06 at 1:49 PM

    Great blog, congrats!

  22. Cristián Pavez Díaz

    2012-11-06 at 3:22 PM

    I just love this jacket. It’s got its own personality.
    Greetings from Santiago, Chile.
    Twitter: @cristianpavezd
    Facebook: http://on.fb.me/uywe6X

  23. Sanne

    2012-11-06 at 3:42 PM

    Not one little scrap of gossip on the net as to the reason why Nicolas Ghesqui√®re is quitting…
    Wow, those leather jackets are insane! I love the contrast between the leather and the girly doodles. Not sure I’d have the courage to wear one of these things, though.


    2012-11-06 at 8:46 PM

    I literally JUST emailed Ben congratulating him on how amazing they looked! So Meadham Kirchhoff, so pretty

  25. Mouthful of Style

    2012-11-07 at 10:55 AM

    I’m so bummed that Nicolas Ghesqui√®re is leaving Balenciaga as well. But as a fellow London fashion blogger, I’m so excited to have discovered you blog! I just posted an outfit look featuring my favorite Balenciaga coat. http://mouthfulofstyle.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/black-on-black-plus-valentino.html

  26. Mouthful of Style

    2012-11-07 at 11:06 AM

    Sorry for slight typo above. Meant to say “your” blog! Damn autocorrect x

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