Tuesday, 18 September 2012

The Changing Trend of the Leather Biker Jacket!!!

There can be few fashion items that have had more of a cultural significance than the Leather Biker Jacket. The biker jacket has been tied up with the youthful rebellion since Marlon Brando entered onto the screen in the 1950s in the film "The Wild One". Nearly 60 years later and they've been associated with punk, rock 'n' roll, goth and beatnik style.  For the Jackets icons think of Marianne Faithfull in the 1960's film "The Girl on a Motorcycle, Debbie Harry fronting Blondie or Kate Moss at Glastonbury.  

These Jackets are about going out and having adventurers. They're all about staying out all night and rebelling the norm. While cropped styles have been fashionable over the last few seasons. For this AW12 there is a slightly new twist on the jacket which involves more embellishment in the form of studs and trims and multiple colours and materials.  Below are my top 5 picks!!!!

Topshop Faux Shearling Biker Jacket  £75

River Island Grey Tweed Biker Jacket £60

Mango Leather Perfecto Jacket £189.99

Zara Studded Leather Biker Jacket £169.99 

River Island Snake Print Mongolian Leather Biker Jacket £180