I have often heard the term ‘the stars aligned’ when people reference experiencing some unexpected good fortune. It may be a chance meeting in a completely random place, a bizarre stroke of luck or even a near miss that saved them from tragedy.
This Australian Autumn/Winter, it appears the stars have indeed aligned. With the bureau of meteorology recording the warmest autumn in Australian history, we are experiencing the perfect climate to embrace the European Spring/Summer 16 must-have piece, the bomber jacket, in real time and with real abandon.
After playing a starring role during the Spring/ Summer shows both on the runway and on the street, the sturdy bomber jacket is proving the perfect go to trans-seasonal piece, carrying you from unseasonably mild autumn days to increasingly fresh winter nights.
Whether staying true to its roots – oversized and in standard issue in khaki, black or navy as seen on the runways of Acne Studios, Yeezy and fashions new darling Vetements – or if its channelling the silk souvenir jackets originally commissioned by WWII veterans to commemorate their tour of duty in Japan as seen from Stella McCartney, Saint Laurent, Gucci, Valentino and Louis Vuitton, there is a bomber to suit any personal style.
Take a cue from our street style stars and join the bomber squad.
About the Author:
A Senior Womenswear Buyer, Lecturer, Keynote Speaker and Founder of Style Retailer. Lauren Jones has over 10 years buying experience, working across department store, David Jones and youth sector retailers General Pants co. and Glue Store. Specialising in women’s denim and fashion, Lauren has forged a successful career, consistently driving strong sales and margin result in a rapidly evolving landscape. Drawing on this experience, Lauren created Style Retailer, a fashion consultation business designed to help major retailers and independents alike drive competitive advantage and growth through solid buying practices.
Lauren also uses her vast experience to lecture at Sydney’s FBI Fashion College, teaching both Fashion Buying and Advanced Fashion Buying courses. Lauren is also a regular speaker at the Fashion Exposed seminars in Melbourne and Sydney and a regular contributor to leading fashion publications.
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