Hides To Seek: Illia Returns For Fall-------
When Los Angeles-based designer John Murrough launched Illia back in 1997, he quickly developed a faithful following for his lovingly worn-in leather jackets and their distressed, washed, and crinkled look. But in 2003, both designer and label took a break. This season, the South African native, whose résumé includes working closely with Manolo Blahnik in London, is back with a fall collection, created with fellow designer Robbie Moray, that has expanded to a full sportswear line. We’re loving the asymmetrical zipper details, whisper-thin knit tops, perforated leather skirts, and suede leggings. And, of course, there is an excellent assortment of covetable leather jackets in various incarnations—motorcycle, fringed, draped—to choose from. Illia is available for fall at Barneys, American Rag, Scoop, and www.shopbop.com.