It’s premium-quality cuts in a fresh, spring-ready colour palette that makes this season’s suede collection feel right for now. We quizzed in-house leather and suede designer, Claire Staines on her favourite picks from this season’s collection, from suede biker jackets to the perfect shirt dress. Find out what it is that makes these pieces so special.
We define the key additions to our current suede collection and look a little closer at what makes them so special
SOPHIE BIKER JACKET
The Sophie biker jacket is key to the collection because it’s a suede version of a core Reiss leather silhouette. It features all the classic biker elements; zip detailing, shoulder stitching and a stand-up collar, but it’s designed to fit slim through the body which makes the overall look more feminine. It’s a great way to take suede through to warmer months. I’d wear it with white jersey and light-wash denim.
BEA SUEDE PENCIL SKIRT
The colour of the Bea suede skirt was chosen because it works with almost every skin-tone so anyone can wear it. It also lends itself particularly well to silk and satin fabrications so it’s easy to create a luxe head-to-toe look. In terms of design features, it has a concealed front-zip that runs from the waist to just above the knee for ease of movement, so it’s not only elegant but easy to wear.
The Renee culottes are a truly statement piece, cut from premium suede in a soft neutral colour. They’re surprisingly lightweight and they fall to a mid-calf length so they work well during spring and summer months. They’re lined to the knee which keeps them comfortable without adding extra weight to the design.
CORY BIKER JACKET
The Cory biker jacket is a fashion-focused take on the traditional biker jacket and it comes in the season’s favourite dusky-pink hue which only emphasises its soft sensibility. Wear it as part of a pale, neutral colour palette.
CHLOE SHIRT DRESS
The shirt dress is a really key piece for us at Reiss this season so it was only natural to design one in soft suede for something a little more elevated. The composition is unlined and it has raw edges that add to its relaxed aesthetic, but it’s punctuated with silver-tone press studs that make a modern, stand-out addition.