Australian label Sass & Bide were pretty much solely responsible for sparking the wet look trend this season (along with Givenchy genius Riccardo Tisci of course!) when their ruched wet look ‘Black Rats' stomped down the catwalk at the A/W shows last February. They were the thing to be seen in as soon as they hit stores, so we were disappointed to hear that the label had pulled out of New York Spring ‘09 Fashion Week last September to ‘focus on new projects'. Now even worse news: Bryant Park will see no new season take on fashion's favourite leggings once more, as one half of the design duo - Sarah Jane Clarke - has fallen pregnant for the third time. Boo. Can't she take a leaf out of Rachida Dati's book and sketch out her designs from home... Please!
Sass & Bide ‘Black Rats' leggings, £93 at net-a-porter