1970′s Archives

1976 JR

  This photo is an old one. Leather Waves had been open for one year in it’s original space at the Malibu Country Mart. I was visiting my new friends the Cosentino family in they’re new space just down the row. I was now taking a photographer with me regularly to photograph my newest creations, [...]

vintage satin pajamas and shearling coat

  Leather Waves Vintage Picture from 1979. Silky satin clothing was big that year and we made several women’s blouse styles, and men’s dress shirts (sold alot of collarless mens shirts, very sexy) and drawstring pants to wear with our leathers, suedes and shearlings like the one pictured, lying on the ground… very hip and [...]

Vintage Leather Waves 1979 RC 3

  Vintage Leather Waves fun for today. This was a Men’s ensemble that I made from olive green chamoise skins in 1979. A slim small pleated pant with a snakeskin belt and a hoodie style zipp front jacket. Yes, there were hoodies even before RAP. A silk crepe de chine shirt finishes off the outfit. [...]

1975 JR 2

  A vintage Leather Waves photo of Jackie Robbins in a hot style for any summer in LA/Malibu. This particular version was made and sold at Leather Waves in 1975. We called them “hot pants” and they were just as popular then as they are now. The matching zipped jacket was dubbed “members only”, and [...]

1979 Jonathan Winters

Last night, quite by chance I watched a new film about an old Friend of Leather Waves, Jonathan Winters. It weaves a crazy, funny and deeply touching story/portrait of Comedy, Painting, Movie Making, The World of Art and Aging. Bravo, Mr. Winters, you still strike an awesome pose on the edge! love this movie, http://www.certifiablyjonathan.com Mr. [...]

Vintage Jackie/Black suede suit 1977

This photo was taken in 1977, I was a new designer, 24 years old, my new business venture (1st business venture) Leather Waves Boutique had just opened two years earlier at Malibu Country Mart in 1975. In those days I modeled in, styled and made all the clothes for my photo shoots for advertising my [...]


Long Suede Peasant Skirt, Suede Tank Top with wide Suede Concho Belt, circa 1979, by Jackie Robbins, made at Leather Waves in the Malibu Country Mart.


Women’s 40′s styled wrap coat in chamoise suede with full cuffed sleeves, shawl collar, patch pockets and wrap belt, shown with a matching high waisted flaired skirt at midi length, circa 1979, by Jackie Robbins, made at Leather Waves, at the Malibu Country Mart.


Patchworked shearling quilt circa 1979, leaping deer applique applied to all four corners in suede, this was our first quilt. We collected pieces for years to follow, cutting them into patterns to become one of a kind quits of leathers, suedes, and furs, by Jackie Robbins, made at Leather Waves, at the Malibu Country Mart.

Shearling Coat on J.R. 1978

Women’s Shearling Coat circa 1978, zippered front and pocket design,expandable back shoulder with decorative back belt, by Jackie Robbins, made at Leather Waves, Malibu Country Mart.


Men’s Shearling Coat circa 1977, large collar design with leather trims and piping, by Jackie Robbins, made at Leather Waves, in the Malibu Country Mart.  


Gorgeous Full Length Shearling Coat, one of our most popular designs of the decade, by Jackie Robbins, made at the Malibu Country Mart, circa 1977.

motorcycle jackets and leather jeans 1976

A Man’s leather motorcycle jacket and leather jeans and the same outfit for a Woman, jackets feature shearling collars, by Jackie Robbins circa 1976 made at Leather Waves in the Malibu Country Mart.


Deerskin suede safari Jacket with buttoned  patch pockets, cut antler buttons, by Jackie Robbins circa 1975, made at Leather Waves in the Malibu Country Mart.


Deerskin Jacket with antler button and patch pockets, circa 1975, by Jackie Robbins, made at Leather Waves in the Malibu Country Mart


Deerskin Shirt in a “western cut” cut with hand lacing circa 1975 by Jackie Robbins made at Leather Waves in the Malibu Country Mart, Malibu California

Shearing Jacket on A.F. 1974

shearling jacket circa 1975 designed by Jackie Robbins and made at Leather Waves in the Malibu Country Mart Malibu California popular womens waist cut jacket for casual outerwear/horse riding


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