Smooth Operator: Leather takes on a sophisticated edge

Dion Lee “Sheer Knit” top, $390, and “Bra” top, $350. Zimmermann “Unbridled Leather Drover” skirt, $2250. Bassike loafers, $570.

Dion Lee “Sheer Knit” top, $390, and “Bra” top, $350. Zimmermann “Unbridled Leather Drover” skirt, $2250. Bassike loafers, $570.

Leather gets a new look this season as tailored pants and shirts in mocha shades spell instant sophistication.

Fashion editor Penny McCarthy.

Photography Damian Bennett.

Hair Travis Balke using Balmain.

Make-up Charlie Kielty using Nars at Mecca Cosmetica.

Fashion assistant Tatiana Waterford.

Model Vanessa at Chic.

BEAUTY TIP For a lustrous bronze glow, try Chantecaille Philanthropy Cheek Shade in Turtle (Grace).

Shot on location at the Golden Age Cinema and Bar, Sydney.

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