Sunday 18 March 2018

So over: Bomber jackets

Not even Bonnie Ryan can save the bomber jacket.
Not even Bonnie Ryan can save the bomber jacket.

Yes, the 1990s are back, and yes, we all love the idea of taking a heretofore utility item and giving it the luxe makeover, but I'm afraid we are officially calling time on bomber jackets.

It was, once upon a time, the uniform of choice for skinheads, and later reinvented as a raver-slash-Britpop style statement. The 3.0 incarnation of the bomber jacket was fun for a while. Embellished with sequins, embroidered with intricate designs, in extravagant colours and made from high-end fabric, the new-look bomber jackets swept all before them.

Kate Moss wore a silk baby-pink and blue one to a party in Scott's, while Cara Delevingne has been seen sporting a selection of different pimped-up versions. But the time has come to say farewell. At this stage, not even Bonnie Ryan, pictured, who is known for being able to pull off most looks, can save the bomber jacket.

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