Her majesty leather jacket will have to be satisfied with second place this spring because now it’s all about the bomber.
Originally bomber jackets were made for pilots during the World War I because planes didn’t have a cabin so pilots needed something comfortable and resistant to wind and cold.
Leslie Leroy Irvin, the man who founded the company for design and manufacture of parachutes and an avid fan of flying, knew about pilots needs for a functional garment so he came up with the first bomber jacket lined with warm fur.
From 70’s different subcultures embraced this trend and as the hip hop music gained popularity bomber slowly became part of the mainstream culture.
Today on the market there are bomber jackets with prices over £10,000 which says enough about the new identity of once military clothing item.
Almost everyone presented some sort of bomber jacket in their Spring Summer 16 collections: Gucci offers a green model embellished with golden and silver thread, McQueen proposed satin one in a color of Bazooka chewing gum, Chloe welcomes the spring with green bomber jacket decorated with embroidered tiger while Stella McCartney chose girly motifs like flowers and pink horses.
High street also loves this trend so in Zara you will be able to find it in several models, from monochrome to those with flowers and at H&M you will find retro ones decorated with sequins.
Here are some of my favourites