- Jun 20, 2010   Updated: Mar 23 2011
Leather is one of the most used materials in fashion these days, but these ensembles up the ante by adding a hot dose of hardcore to the mix.

Click through this cluster of mostly black luxe leather looks. Like Michael Jackson, these looks, from couture cowgirls to biker grunge photography, are bad (in a good way, of course).

Implications - Leather clothing is one of the longest lasting fashion trends in the industry. It will come and go, but in today's society (worn right), it is the hottest fashion item to wear. Leather is a very versatile fabric and gives the opportunity for fashion designers to incorporate new uses for leather in fashion.

From Couture Cowgirls to Biker Grunge Photography: