Trend Alert: Reinventing Bomber Jackets
Bomber jackets will make another round for fall fashion if the Fashion’s Project show at UBM is any indicator, WWD reports. Many brands showed a bomber of some color and make, with the relaxed shapes taking over. Recently, designers like Givenchy and Fausto Puglisi have included bombers in their shows, and the style has remained popular for several seasons now.
No longer a strictly leather or silk vinyl style, bombers of all makes filled the show. Calvin Klein Jeans had a fleecy piece in pale pink, and Scotch and Soda brought a bright yellow jacket stitched with a meandering, leafy pattern, cut by a sporty trimming. Both Chiara Ferragn and Brunette showed off silky pink numbers, while Cupcakes and Cashmere featured a loose, quilted jacket with a two-tone sleeve body and striped cuffs, collar, and hemline.
Other brands took inspiration from the style and expanded on it: One Piece produced a quilted full-length jumpsuit with a bomber look about the shape and collar. Even sweaters got in on the action; Zadig & Voltaire brought a hooded piece with a spotted print with the distinct ribbed waistline and cuffs taking the bomber shape.
So if you’re looking to stay ahead of the trends, dust off your bomber again for this spring, or keep a look out for them to start appearing again in stores. Savvy sale shoppers can find the cheaper varieties at mall outlets for as little as $10, if they’re patient and willing to sift through clearance racks.
If you’re looking for higher quality pieces, though, especially if they’re leather, you’ll probably have to front more cash. Second-hand options through sites like Vinted and Thredup, or even through your local thrift store, can get you quality for less cost, and bring a vintage flair that fits neatly into the current retro trends.