TREND ALERT: RIDE OR DIE
The woman who wears a biker jacket lives a life of adventure, or at least wishes she does. The season’s styles encourage a free spirited mood. Fendi introduced a modern, two-toned style, inspired by the practical protection biker jackets offer but with the label’s signature luxuriousness. Taking it a step further, Moschino’s resort 2015 collection explored the biker jacket’s rebelliousness with a cropped, embellished jacket in patent leather that begged to be biked, partied and lounged around in.
Since the late ’40s, women have been biking and cultivating what keeps them safe and cool: the leather jacket. It trickled into the mainstream and, by the 50s, women from all walks of life were doing their best biker impressions, from Bettie Page to Ava Gardner. Fifty years later and the motorcycle jacket hasn’t lost its lure. Each spring, it resumes its position as the Holy Grail of transitional dressing. Read the full story here.