Amongst some of SS13’s best trends comes a new on take to the Varsity heroes and Preppy heroines of 1960’s America. Upgrading from last summer’s Olympic inspiration, designers Loewe, Jonathan Saunders and Erdem all presented a new way to wear the bomber. Metallic, graphic, oriental, neon and pastel bombers exploded on the catwalk at both London and Paris fashion week. Whether it be bringing on the ‘tude from the 90’s inspired by West Philadelphian legend Fresh Prince or digging through your university colours to find your varsity-esque tee, this style is back and dropping like a bomb.
Steering into the more preppy direction pastel and more elegant jackets would be love at first sight with a tucked up pencil skirt. The most beautiful and elegant jackets presented by Loewe were embossed with roses and embellished with small jewels and represented the smarter way to wear this 90’s throwback piece.
High-street stores Topshop, River Island, New Look and Dorothy Perkins have all been hit by the bomber fever making this jacket the top of your S/S13 wish list. As seen at DKNY and Frankie Morello the choice is endless and designers have ensured that their interpretation of the bomber is very much in-line with Spring/Summer trends.
Here at Who’s Jack we love finding new trends as well as discovering old ones. This preppy/varsity look started with simple American sportswear being clashed with high street trends. Now, as an essential piece for the rest of the year why not search for something a bit more retro. Dig out your old Arizona State Uni tee when you visited your cousins and wear with new key pieces, pencil or leather skirts. Finally, go in search of that essential bomber, classy and elegant or bold and neon. The choice is most definitely yours. Visit vintage clothing stores like Thea Vintage (Angel Tube) and Absolute Vintage (London) to find retro pastel jackets and traditional American jackets. If you miss your chances on those unique key pieces, not to worry designers Franklin and Marshall will have it covered. Your staple leather is looking for a new friend to join them in the wardrobe and the bomber jacket is nothing short of the perfect best friend for many seasons to come.
L-R : Loewe Floral Leather Catwalk, Jonathan Saunders Metallic Catwalk, 80’s Retro Spot Bomber ASOS, £56, Vintage Red Wool high School Jacket, £45, Devoted2vintage.com.