At New York Fashion Week Spring 2014, numerous designers did not disappoint when showcasing pieces in leather in ways that aren’t usually seen. Gone were the more traditional silhouettes like skintight rocker pants and tight tops such as bustiers as well as the cropped leather jacket made popular a few seasons ago. Instead, designers showed us looser fitting, highly structured garments that, while retaining the sex appeal of leather when it’s more form fitting, feel more grownup and versatile.

A few pieces that stood out to me are illustrated here and they are:

A fitted yet breathable dress with zips, flattering seams and slight flare at the hemline by Alexandre Herchcovitch.

An angular vest by Tibi that, as demonstrated on the runway, toughens up another popular staple of this season, the pencil skirt.

This knee-length dress by Yigal Azrouël with a top part that consists of open-knit cutouts is more catwalk than Catwoman.

Jason Wu offers an updated take on the classic moto jacket with a relaxed, oversized style in a leather-like fabric.

P.S. If you’re interested in more NYFW highlights, head over to Independent Fashion Bloggers for a comprehensive roundup.