I love fashion news. From the pages of the fashion magazines, the New York Times Fashion & Style section and WWD, I just can’t get enough. I find it so interesting to understand the culture and see trends as they are happening. I was reading WWD today and came across a tiny article that spoke to the pre-season fall 2013 collections and explained that leather tops are a huge trend right now. Images from Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Alexander Wang (the new head designer at Balenciaga) and many others show stunning models in leather tops and tunics as well as leather cut t-shirts and trimmings. We love to use leather in our collections for Nikki Rich and now also for Crome, and we have several leather pieces in both collections that we can’t wait to unveil to you. In the meantime, I thought it would be fun to revisit some of the ways we have used leather in past for our collections and custom pieces…as worn by Carrie Underwood, Richie Sambora, Amanda Righetti and Brad Paisley.