A whole chapter in fashion history could be written about Biker Jackets. Especially in the last 5 years when everyone and anyone seems to be flaunting secret brands and new styles (Jitrois being the most established secret).
I am particularly fond of the stylish ones by Joseph and the likes but I am also eyeing the newly launched IRO available on www.my-wardrobe.com and fashioned by Elle thebody Macpherson. Now *that* is the kind of endorsement we like.
I have been thinking about the biker issue for a while and ultimately this is the lowdown I got on what is cool right now:
- Quilted, as seen at Burberry but can be found at Next, Asos and Reiss
- Traditional, most brands are not re-inventing but re-interpreting: see Isabel Marant for a lesson on this
- Embellished, not my favourite but the trend is catching. We’ve seen lots of spikes and other glittery/silvery applications at Burberry and Balmain. Fashion is nothing if not bold :)
After much searching I have a winner: an investment buy from Paul & Joe Sister, ever the nonchalant French elegance that adds that je ne sais quoi to my bulging wardrobe.
The fiance is understanding, if slightly amazed, by the shrinking of his allocated spaces. I really needed it.
All for now folks, have yourselves a lovely start to the week and rock those bikers like you just don’t care!
Your faithfully,xoxo The Eye