FrontRunners November 2014: FASHION

Skin Deep Alligator-and crocodile-skin shoes, belts, and briefcases are exceptionally durable. And as stylish accessories, they are especially enduring. Indeed, the textured hides have been fashion mainstays for generations. The items shown here are among our favorites from this season’s offerings. Clockwise from far left: Tod’s alligator backpack (tod’s.com, $36,000), Prada crocodile loafer (prada.com, price […]

FrontRunners: The Bomber Takes Flight

First worn by air-force pilots in the 1920s, the bomber jacket has been transformed for the spring collections by designers using myriad plush materials, urbane colors, and trimmer, modern lines. One of the freshest interpretations is the Zilli lambskin bomber (www.zilli.fr) with cashmere-and-silk sleeves. The jacket (left, $12,000) is trimmed with striped knit cuffs for […]