Saturday, 29 June 2013

Menswear trend for Spring/Summer 2014: the bomber jacket

When it comes to trends forecasting, one of the most common assumptions (that is also one of the most debatable) is that, in times of economic recession, fashion tends to follow rather than direct consumers perambulating the path of style. As the cycle of fashion weeks to showcase menswear collections for Spring/Summer 2014 comes to an end, the evidence that this postulation remains accurate seems, indeed, unquestionable. However, if designers chose to incorporate sartorial looks and details inspired by informal and utilitarian (and, by association, seemingly afashionable) realms (such as biker jackets and padded pants, bomber jackets, sweatshirts with raglan sleeves, shorts and safari jackets with patch pockets, to name a few), they have done so by simultaneously reinterpreting codes of menswear in very ingenious ways.

Haider Ackermann menswear Spring/Summer 2014

The most ubiquitous garment for Spring/Summer 2014 will be, without a doubt, the bomber jacket. If this garment had made appearances on the runway over the last couple of seasons, it was never as unavoidable as during the latest fashion shows that took place in London, Florence, Milan and Paris during June 2013. Whether by reproducing the original designs conceived for pilots during World Wars I and II (and also adopted by skinheads), or by recreating them to feature luxurious fabrics, more tailored cuts, innovative fastening formats and colourful prints, it seems that fashion designers worldwide agreed to comply to a secret memo incorporating guidelines on how to publicly celebrate the bomber jacket as a staple of urban style.


3.1 Phillip Lim menswear Spring/Summer 2014

Alexander Wang menswear Spring/Summer 2014

Andrea Incontriti menswear Spring/Summer 2014

Andrea Pompilio menswear Spring/Summer 2014

Balenciaga menswear Spring/Summer 2014

Balmain menswear Spring/Summer 2014

Band of Outsiders menswear Spring/Summer 2014

Bottega Veneta menswear Spring/Summer 2014

Calvin Klein menswear Spring/Summer 2014

Casely-Hayford menswear Spring/Summer 2014

Canali menswear Spring/Summer 2014

Christopher Raeburn menswear Spring/Summer 2014

Christopher Shannon menswear Spring/Summer 2014

Diesel Black Gold menswear Spring/Summer 2014

Dries van Noten menswear Spring/Summer 2014

Dsquared2 menswear Spring/Summer 2014

Ermanno Scervino menswear Spring/Summer 2014

Fendi menswear Spring/Summer 2014

Iceberg menswear Spring/Summer 2014

James Long menswear Spring/Summer 2014

Juun Ju menswear Spring/Summer 2014

Les Hommes menswear Spring/Summer 2014

Louis Vuitton menswear Spring/Summer 2014

Marc Jacobs menswear Spring/Summer 2014

Marni menswear Spring/Summer 2014

Moschino menswear Spring/Summer 2014

Neil Barrett menswear Spring/Summer 2014

Oliver Spencer menswear Spring/Summer 2014

Richard Nicoll menswear Spring/Summer 2014

Roberto Cavalli menswear Spring/Summer 2014

Salvatore Ferragamo menswear Spring/Summer 2014

T By Alexander Wang menswear Spring/Summer 2014

Viktor & Rolf menswear Spring/Summer 2014

Vivienne Westwood menswear Spring/Summer 2014

YMC menswear Spring/Summer 2014

All images courtesy of the respective designers or brands


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