SURE TO UPHOLD THE ELEMENT OF EDGINESS THAT THE STYLE LENDS TO A VAST RANGE OF LOOKS, THE SPRING/SUMMER 2016 SEASON WILL SEE A CONTINUED LOVE AFFAIR WITH THE BOMBER JACKET.
Having graced the runways in a multitude of incarnations, what seems to stand out this time around are elaborate patterns and leather mixed in with more elegant silk versions. Fendi truly turned heads when it presented its bomber jacket of the season made form a soft dark-olive leather with bishop sleeves and bib front. Quickly picked up by the likes of Lena Perminova, the style was an instant hit and is already one of the hottest looks of the season.
Dries Van Noten, Saint Laurent and Gucci worked with oriental and floral details to set their Bombardiers apart, presenting jackets embellished with rich embroidery as well as densely printed fabric. On the plainer side of things 3.1 Phillip Lim, Rick Owens and Marni went for unicolor silk jackets to substitute the traditional nylon, paying attention instead to individual lengths, silhouettes and fastenings. In this way Marni showcased a dark teal bomber jacket-come-short-coat, made from a smooth silk and complete with tied belt and prominent zip detailing. Rick Owens worked with a minimalist draped look while 3.1 Philip Lim added a prominent white stitched hem extension to an otherwise classic ivory satin style. Worn together with jeans or as a fresh addition to a dressier look, the bomber jacket has steadily ascended to being one of the most sought after and versatile garments of the year sure to uphold its position as hottest trend piece for the upcoming season.