One of the top trends to come down in Fall 2009 is Rocker Chic. A cross between 80’s Glam Rock with a dash of Biker inspiration Runway Daily showed designers as diverse as Balmain and William Rast sending it down the runway. The look relies heavily on leather, is mostly black and definitely sexy tough. I wondered though could Handmade handle the look? I mean a lot of people still think of handmade as quilting, crocheting and tie dye. So I set out to create the Rocker Chic look from handmade and Oh the Shops I Found!
My first priority was the pants, leather preferably and black. Surprisingly I found quite a few options. On the one end you have Behrle Leather with custom made leather pants that pack tons of attitude, but, be prepared to pay a hefty price. My favorite? Black Market Baby black leather panel leggings.
Next a top, I found a shop Alter Eco Clothing that featured great organic cottons blended with other materials for lots of rocker looks, any of their great tops would work.
The jacket is extremely important so I went on the expensive side with this one from Oblivion Clothing.
To finish off the look I needed some really great shoes, but on Etsy? While I didn’t find shoes I did find something that would update a pair of stilettos and make them perfectly rocker chic. Hester Sunshine makes great shoe accessories that update practically any shoe.
I found a lot of great accessories too with outstanding bags, belts and jewelry at Heavy Metal Laundry to complete the look.
So did Handmade handle the trend? They get an A+ in my book and the best part about it is that these pieces are very versatile and you can mix them into your everyday wardrobe. So, have a little fun, let out your inner groupie and dress Rocker Chic!