Looking at some of the new Winter collections it's clear that the use of sporty design references and textured leather will continue. One of my favourite examples so far, the brilliant Karate influenced pieces in the Proenza Schouler show.
Inspired I adapted our MINNIE MINI pattern and found a double faced fabric to try out. This one is from Tessuti; shiny black PVC on one side and a matte polyester-cotton blend on the other. It's not leather but it was easy to handle and the effect is still quite interesting.
In this version the MINNIE MINI is cut longer in the back with the edges of the double faced fabric left raw. It was sort of like sewing paper with the only caution being to take care when ironing.