Last year I was taken to Lille in France with Miss Selfridge to go on a vintage shopping spree in order to find something that would inspire me to design a piece of clothing for their new collection. The result of this trip is my perfect biker jacket; the one that I am wearing below! It all started as I found two vintage Yves Saint laurent silk scarves and thought that the print was so cool and would turn it into black and white and that maybe it could be the lining for something.
I wondered what piece of clothing best described me and something that I would want to wear. The biker jacket is a timeless piece and one of my wardrobe staples but what a great opportunity to actually be able to design one that would be perfect for me and this is the result!
I designed the jacket to be slightly longer in length to give a more flattering shape, I went for an off white colour as white is such a huge trend for summer but the boxy oversized shape meant I can wear this jacket over big jumpers in the winter too. Then I added buckles to the sides and heavy zips for added hard ware details and to give it a more rock n roll edge true to me. I am very happy with the result and hope you like to.
The jacket is made from real leather and in store now but you can WIN one for yourself this week! As usual leave a comment below or retweet the blog for your chance to win. The competition will be open for 2 weeks while I am away so good luck and will announce the winner on Monday 20th January!