1990′s Archives

Vintage Wedding

Vintage suede and lace wedding gown from Leather Waves, designed and custom made for the bride by Jackie Robbins. One of a kind originals! 

Silver leather trench

Custom made silver leather trench coat with black leather pants worn by one of my favorite clients ever, Merilyn Burnside…by Jackie Robbins 

1994 S 3

    A hot little Leather Waves vintage number from 1994, aqua suedewith black knit soutashe trim. Fitted tank style dress slitted to the hip with a tiny and short bolero jacket. Sexy girl to fill it out is final piece of the puzzle.

Vintage stars and stripes 1994

Just wanted to wish all my fans a very Happy 4th of July by sharing this vintage Leather Waves photo from 1994. DMP rocks this very America look with suede flags sewn to vintage Levi’s, a chiffon shirt with the same suede pattern and a baseball cap to finish it off. Enjoy your holiday and [...]

1994 SW 3

  I’m proud to say this wonderful and talented man is my cousin, Steve Wynn. Known to his fans around the world as the lead guitar and songwriting maven of Dream Syndicate and the Baseball Project. In 1994 he modeled and played in this slightly outrageous snakeskin print leather jacket for me and Leather Waves. [...]

1993 DP 3

    D.M.P. was my favorite muse in 1993. To me she had a classic look for the “Malibu Girl on the Beach” that I love designing fashion for. On Topanga Beach in this photo she modeled my newest faux leather tank swimsuit and Cowhide Leather Tote Bag. The tank suit is so simple, deeply cut [...]

1990 JR 4 snap

  Vintage picture of the day….Grand Canyon 1990. I snapseeded this, adding some drama, although who needs drama at the Grand Canyon! Riding my Harley was a blast in those years, and even more special because I’d make amazing leathers to ride in. This jacket was very cool with it’s cowhide fur lining and fringes, [...]


Yes, this leather Sports Coat is 12 years old, and it is owned and loved by real rock star, one of the best rock guitar players in the business. I believe I made this for him in 1999 or 2000. It was sent over to me for it’s first repair in all these years, something [...]

miniature Elvis leathers

  Black leather jacket and jeans for children by Jackie Robbins for Leather Waves. Leather for children, custom made to their measurements. Black leather pants for boys and girls. Black leather jean jacket for children, with authentic adult look.

Slade shearling coat

  This is a rich and luxurious shearling coat in a black suede with medium pile black shearling fur. A large collar and lapel insure warmth around the neck and chest. It zipps up the front but can be ordered with buttons as an option. The entire coat is trimmed with black leather piping. Big [...]

matching cowboy boots 2005

For about 5 years, we had the boot maker JR Reyes, working with us. At the time you could get cowboy boots to match the clothing you had made at Leather Waves. We would pass forward the leather’s chosen by our customers to JR and he would fashion boots, made to your measurements.

white leather corset vest and gored skirt

  White leather, thin and lightweight, in a flattering short-waisted fitted vest, that laces up the front. The skirt has a rolled waist with easy elastic that pulls on over the hip and is gored to give the flair appearance around the bottom.


  Metallic fabric combined with purple suede in a flame pattern across front and back yokes with matching suede belt and pouch purse. Made by Jackie Robbins at Leather Waves circa 1992.


  This is one of the first poof-style bottom we made, very short and sexy in a strapless black leather dress, in softest black lambskin. On top a cowhide fur jacket dyed in electric blue. Custom made by Jackie Robbins at Leather Waves circa 1992

bolero jacket and peplum skirt1992

  Another of the Bolero Jackets, it was very popular for us, and check out those shoulder pads…gotta love the 90′s! We began combining black leather with distressed brown leather and it looked really good, distressed leather was just making it’s debut and we used it alot…..a pre-cursor that brought on the look of “grunge”. [...]


  Wow, what an amazing individual Mr. Newman was. He’s the definition of Kismet, so charming and those blue eyes, enough to leave the seamstress almost speechless. It was an honor to work for the man, he was so very kind and appreciated the work immensely. He taught me about the color Gold-Green and how [...]


  This beautiful pleated dark and rich red suede is made into a short swing style jacket with a tank top and long slim skirt. Made by Jackie Robbins at Leather Waves circa 1991.


  We can not help but call it classic, because it became the way we expected suede bikinis to look. Sexy and touchable, kind of Tarzan and Jane, we’ve made them for years and still do! Custom Made by Jackie Robbins at Leather Waves circa 1991.

suede blouse and pants with belt and purse 1991

  This suede blouse had a deep cowl neckline, that’s hard to see when falling off the shoulder and a pair of slim fit suede jeans with a zippered front fly. Our popular concho belt slug and the hip with our suede Paris Purse. Made by Jackie Robbins at Leather Waves circa 1991.

Long Dress on Craigan Dixon 1991

  We used a beautiful hand woven fabric from Indonesia that had little mirrors sewn into it mixed with a vibrant green suede and trimmed with burgundy suede details, included is a drawstring pouch styled bag to match. Made by Jackie Robbins at Leather Waves circa 1991.

suede dress on J.R.1991

  A tank styled dress made in black lambskin suede with perforated suede sections to see thru to the body silhouette, also Leather Waves fringed suede earrings. Made by Jackie Robbins at Leather Waves circa 1991.  

mens suede shirt 1991

Soft lightweight lambskin shirt, short-sleeved and rolled, with shell buttons. Made by Jackie Robbins at Leather Waves circa 1991.

Teri Love's cowhide suit 1991

I just love this woman! We worked together for years and I adored making her clothes. This outfit was one of the most infamous, made from the most lush french hair-on calf. It draped like a piece of velvet. Black Lambskin in the lapels wast and yoke of the skirt. We even made cowhide boots [...]

Mother and Daughter T.G and K.G. 1994

I loved making these outfits for Mother and Daughter. The little one wears a decorated denium skirt and Jacket, and Mom wears a Leather Jacket and Mini Skirt. Custom Made by Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 1994


Blanket Coat make from Pendelton woven blanket material, with Leather collar cuffs and belt. In a wrap style with large patch pockets. Men’s or Womens. By Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 1990


Men’s Perforated Suede short sleeved Shirt with smooth leather trim and snap close detail. By Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 1990.


Leather Waves American Flag series of chiffon blouses and vintage Levi’s. By Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 1992

white_leather_bikini 1990

White leather bikini, with natural flaps and edges, bandeau top, string bottom. By Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 1990

Pinstripped leather and accessories 1992

On him, pinstripped Leather Blazer, leather tie and leather trousers. On her pinstripped Leather  strait Skirt, with wide leather belt. By Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 1992

Chamoise suede dress 1990

Chamoise suede dress in shades of purple and black color blocking in a zig-zag pattern. Knee length with 3/4 sleeve and scooped neckline. Also fringed leather earrings. By Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 1990

Suede dress 1990

This suede dress was sewn in long strips of black suede and fitted to the body. 3/4 length puffed sleeves, mandarin collar and fuller skirt from the thigh. Model is holding a Photo Album sewn in the same stripping style. By Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 1990

leather trench coats 1990

Leather Long Rider Coats for men and women. Men’s is single breasted with Leather Waves signature pewter buttons. Women’s is double breasted with Leather Waves signature pewter buttons. By Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 1990


Printed Suede coral on black rope design. Simple jacket and walking shorts. By Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 1990


Moulded leather with spiral bumps black on black goatskin. Small fitted jacket and short skirt with gold buttons. By Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 1990

Leather Topcoat on D.A. 1990

Pinstripped black on chestnut Nu-Buck Leather in a updated Trenchcoat Style, extra large collar and lapel and shoulders. By Jackie Robbins Leather Waves circa 1990


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