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