It’s not something you’ve never seen before, but there’s something new here that may tickle your fancy. Color and lines are two elements that have redefined the bomber and motorcycle jacket for spring 2013. From Paul Smith and Joseph Abuud to Balmain, designers in Paris for men’s fashion week presented their models strutting down the runway in delightfully colored, slim fitting jackets that were nothing less than stunning.
The changes aesthetically besides color and hem are moderate; with pockets, buttons and zippers taking different direction and having no specific formality. Jacket accessories are seen varying in color, shape and finish, oversized, asymmetrical and crafted from various materials, creating a unique look for each jacket and collection. The combination of bright colors and unique accessories make for a bold look that effortlessly shows off the lines of these classic jackets, often diminished by the colors they’re generally seen in – black, grey and brown.
What brilliant hues can you expect to see these jackets boasting? If Paris fashion week was any indication of trendy color pallets then these once dim pieces will be splashed in blissful shades of rust, spearmint, cerulean and limeade amongst others. What’s nice about the shades presented in Paris fashion week is though they’re bold; many of the jackets observed had a rather muted or faded appearance, making the jackets less in-your-face and more approachable. A pair of understated straight leg slacks or jeans keep the lower half of an ensemble modest, creating a nice backdrop for the powerful color pallet and lines of the bomber or motorcycle jacket.
Between the cut and color pallets, designers nailed it with the remake of this classic look. It’s about time the sharp lines and handsome characteristics of the bomber and motorcycle jacket are shown off in true color.
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