• Burton designed Kate Middleton's wedding gown.
    Photo via Glam.co.uk
  • Sarah Burton, right, and one of her creations for Alexander McQueen.
  • Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen
  • The Olsens chic look for their line, The Row.
  • Victoria Beckham
  • Victoria Beckham's lower-price dress line will be in stores in the spring.
  • Stella McCartney
  • Tom Ford launched a beauty line in 2011.

  • Leather shorts come in all lengths, cuffed and uncuffed. This look from TheRow.
  • Short and flirty leather skirt from Rachel Comey
  • Leather now comes in bold colors, like this Gucci strapless dress.
  • Houston model Britt Maren in Michael Kors metallic leather dress
  • Leather pants can be wide-legged, like this look from Chloé, or slim.

Lighter fabrics, cooler styles

Leather dressing: Fall's first choice is OK any time of the year

  • Must-have: Cape or poncho. This look from the Yves Saint Laurent fallcollection.
  • Must-have: Top-handle handbag. This look from Marc Jacobs' Marc by Marccollection.
  • Must-have: Snakeskin. These boots by Prada.
  • Must-have: High-heeled loafers, by Pour la Victoire
  • Must-have: Leather skirt. This look by Elene Cassis.

  • Cate Blanchett looks great in wide-leg pants, here paired with a jacket.
  • Skirts or dresses that fall to the ankle are a hot look for spring
  • The short and long of it: short shorts and cropped pants
  • In denim, this wider leg is back with us this season, certainly in a trouser,best in dark denim for now.
  • The '70s influence prevalent in many of the collections is personified in thebell-bottom, flare leg or boot cut styles that are available from every jeanline.
  • Jeans with a Marakesh flarie from British Denim House, Made in Heaven

  • Donna Karan
    Photo by Ruven Afanador
  • A look from the Donna Karan Collection 2011 spring show
  • Karan takes a bow at the end of her DNKY spring 2011 show
    Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz
  • In 1985, Karan introduced the Five Easy Pieces Collection concept, clothes totake women from day to night
  • It's 1989, and DKNY is born, a fast fashion line with an urban bent.
  • With friends Ashton Kurtcher and Demi Moore, Karan launches Urban Zen Foundationin 2007.

  • Michael Kors' take on the pant suit trend - menswear tailoring with a slouchy,easy feeling.
    Photo by ©Dan and Corina Lecca
  • The Marc Jacobs fall collection shows menswear tailored pantsuits with a '70svibe.
  • Another look from the Marc Jacobs fall show.