Granted, it may have once been first instinct to associate studded leather garment finishings with vagrant street mongrels and strung out rocker has-beens, but times; they are a changin’. From the closets of celebrities from Emma Watson to Lady Gaga; rivets, studs, and metal finishings are no longer just glam rock, but simply glamorous (within reason of course). Fashion muse and celebrity Kate Bosworth is a shining example of this metal forged fabulousness, attending the Burberry Fall 2011 Fashion Show during London Fashion Week. Appropriately fitted in Burberry Prorsum double breasted khaki jacket and a beautifully matching studded and spiked pencil skirt, bottomed off by (you guessed it) Burberry pre-Fall 2011 quilted boots.
Whether purses, belts, and shoes or skirts, jackets, and tops; studs are stunning. Alexander McQueen and Balmain aren’t the only ones studding their couture; more main stream designers like Esprit, Miss Sixty, and Steve Madden are also transforming their plain leather and making it “riveting.” If you are as enticed as I am by the trend, here are some samples at Zalando to whet your appetite: