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Sian Ní Mhuirí

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This Norwegian label is creating leather clothes that are super chic, and very affordable


By Marie Kelly
16th Oct 2018
This Norwegian label is creating leather clothes that are super chic, and very affordable

Have you ever seen a leather dress you absolutely love, only to discover it costs the guts of €2,000? I have, and in my world, that’s an insane price to pay for any item of clothing. Leather jackets are usually quite affordable, but I find that a really directional leather piece, such as a tunic dress or scalloped top, made from the softest, most tactile leather is rarely within my price range. That was until I discovered Norwegian brand Stand.

The brand focuses on leather, but also works with suede, faux fur and cashmere. The aesthetic is a mix of Scandinavian simplicity and French femininity, and the result is a tight edit of separates that exude sophistication. For example, this long sleeved top looks so effortlessly cool. Adapting a utilitarian fabric to a smart, streamlined silhouette creates a great contrast that makes the piece feel really fresh.

Coco long-sleeve top, €183 

Of course, you can buy terrific faux leather on the high street, but you can’t beat the touch and feel of the real thing. For a piece that will literally last you your lifetime (good quality leather only gets better with age), €183 is pretty good for a top that will work with everything from skirts to denim. I also adore this Rosa dress, below. The frill hemline brings a touch of femininity to an otherwise austere silhouette. Paired with a polo neck and tights, it will be a sartorial saviour this winter.

Rosa dress, €278 (was €397)

This burgundy wrap skirt, below, has also got my vote. With an oversized cable knit jumper, it will take you anywhere, from boardroom meeting to a meet-up with friends. At weekends, I’d pair it with trainers, a T-shirt and black blazer; cool but so comfortable.

Bernadine skirt, €378