Clothing trends come and go, but the American bomber jacket has defied trends, lasted for decades, and is here to stay.
The bomber jacket’s roots can be traced back to WWI. The name comes from “bomber” pilots who were part of the Royal Flying Corps in Belgium and France and who wore leather jackets as part of their uniform. American forces also adopted the bomber jacket. Cinematography took notice pretty quick. For years the bomber jacket has been an icon status. Hollywood stars like Marlon Brando, James Dean, Robert DeNiro, Tom Cruise and most recently Ryan Gosling. Desired by many, the bomber jacket now has many modern versions and has long been a symbol of edginess and adventure.
The 2014 Spring runways were jam packed with new versions of the bomber jacket in ways you’ve never seen before.
Both Tommy Hilfiger and Marc by Marc Jacobs showed a sporty version of the bomber jacket that can be dressed up or down. If you are more daring you can pair it up with killer stilettos and a pencil skirt. If you prefer more comfort, go for shorts and sneakers, either way the sporty bomber jacket can look very chic.
Balmain’s jackets have more of an 80′s feel and are very appropriate for a business meeting and a casual party with a pair of skinny jeans.
Stella McCartney, the queen of mixing styles offered a sporty look with a hint of luxury. A long bomber jacket in a silk crocodile print looks edgy and effortless.
Sustainable fashion brands aren’t skimping on the trend either. There are two unique brands to pay attention to. The first brand is Honest by Bruno Pieters. The Belgian designer is highly regarded for his clean lines, sharp tailoring, and high sustainability standards. An entrepreneur as well as a designer, Pieters is creating a new model for the fashion industry.
Honest by is the first company in the world to offer price transparency to their customers and to make their entire supply chain public. The brand has a variety of bomber jackets in their Spring collection, from brave neon colors to bold prints adding spice to this season.
This neon jacket is perfect for somebody who wants to steal the show and enjoys attention. It works well with solid colors and can be accessorized with big statement jewelry.
Another big trend of Spring 2014- mixed prints. The rules of matching prints don’t exist anymore. Combine them as you wish.
Floral prints are back in fashion too. Nothing better than a statement jacket in a bright print to show off your unique style.
Another sustainable designer choice is Christopher Raeburn, a young British fashion designer, known for creating conscious men’s and women’s pieces that are original in design. Utilizing re-appropriated military fabrics, Christopher Raeburn creates garments that are functional, intelligent and meticulously crafted.
This women’s lightweight bomber jacket has been made from a wind and rain resistant parachute fabric accented with detailing, a fitted hood, and a ribbed collar, cuffs and hem. It is perfect for the upcoming Spring showers and chilly evenings. It can be styled with pants or shorts for a casual look, or for a more elegant look wear it with a skirt or a dress. Don’t be afraid to accessorize it with a fun jewelry or a statement bag.
This quilted zig-zag jacket is constructed from 100% recycled fabric and fill. It comes in two different colors and can be paired up with almost anything from trousers to leggins and skirts to create various looks. What’s interesting about Christopher Raeburn’s collections is that his garments come in their own unique drawstring bags made entirely from re-appropriated military parachutes.
A bomber jacket is a great way to refresh your wardrobe. It can be a classy, edgy or fun addition to Spring outfits. Play with length and colors, mix and match, and get excited because Spring is around the corner!!!
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