Leather invades the world of TV series. It is not the first time (fortunately). It won’t be the last (thankfully). Two of the most popular television sagas of the moment have bewitched the designers of some important brands, including the American designer John Varvatos who launched a new capsule collection, made up of 11 pieces, to celebrate the last season of Game of Thrones and inspired by it. The protagonist’s part is reserved to leather jackets, dedicated to the armour of Jon Snow, hand-worked and hand-painted, whose price is around 2,700 dollars. The leather garments worn by the characters of TV series represent real cult elements for all the fans. In one of the most recent episodes, Sansa Stark wore a leather armour with a metal necklace on which comments of the enthusiasts were huge, generating a river of blows and responses on Twitter.
Instead it is inspired by The Walking Dead the leather jacket that Rob Halford, frontman of the metal band Judas Priest, showed to actor Norman Reedus, alias the character that under the name of Daryl Dixon. The two met during a television broadcast and the British singer, sitting in front of the actor, at one point exclaimed: “I’d like to show you something” pulling out from a wardrobe a long jacket inspired by his character, all in black leather with metal studs. “I could cry” Reedus exclaimed, amused. The new leather Puma GV signed by American designer John Alexander also draw inspiration from the same TV series. The shape of the shoes reflects the original one dated 1981, but the details added by Alexander are taken from The Waling Dead, such as the black leather laces, the letter X on top of the heel and above all the face of Alpha, the new character of the series, reproduced on the boxes containing the shoes.