NEW YORK — Once upon a time, leather was synonymous with hard edges. These days, however, it comes in plenty of softer styles, even some that are cut out and detailed to resemble lace. Here, one example of that look: Carmen Marc Valvo’s cardigan, shown with a silk tank and wool crepe pants. For more, see pages 6 and 7.

This story first appeared in the January 14, 2003 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.