If there is an element that characterizes more than any other the look of a biker is definitely his leather jacket. The more than seven hundred thousand visitors who last year invaded Eicma, the motorcycle show that is now in its seventy-sixth edition, are well aware of this and are perhaps destined to grow this year. A success due to the passion that many have for this sport, from American style custom bikes to adventure maxi enduro and super-powerful sport motorcycles. However, the world of motorcycling is also a great source of inspiration for fashion that, for Autumn-Winter 2018-1919, revisits its most beloved symbol, the biker jacket. And it does so to create new original and not at all trivial styles and ways to wear it. This leather icon is however stripped or revolutionised, decorated or simplified and finally combined with different and unique accessories that make it stand out even more .
The Y-3 brand brings it to the catwalk in its shiny and most minimalist version, where the only digression is represented by a few contrasting inserts in matelassé fabric, and it combines it with a total black outfit characterised by juxtapositions.
Kenzo highlights its distressed allure, transforming it into an object that has gone through thousands of adventures. The brand further emphasizes the concept of ‘lived’ by pairing it with a sci-fi T-shirt, an oriental inspired shoulder bag and a pair of iridescent trousers.
The most faithful to the original style is the one proposed by Neil Barrett, completed with anatomical padding on the shoulders, but in this case the jacket is totally decontextualised and combined with a jacquard sweater and elegant velvet trousers.
An absolutely punk mood instead for Palm Angels: colourful, embellished with spikes and metal studs, worn with a pair of retro jeans, balaclava and matching loafers.