Trend of the week: the bomber jacket

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It’s official – the bomber jacket is the new blazer. Worn by WW1 American pilots, skinheads, scooterboys and hip hop impresarios, the bomber is now a mainstream must-have. This season’s catwalks were a case in point: sheer at Erdem, 3-D petal appliqués at Marni; not forgetting the floral satin beauties at Jonathan Saunders. Ambassadors for the trend? Model-of-the-moment Cara Delevingne and Prince Harry. Rumour has it Michelle Obama gifted HRH a brown leather bomber on a recent trip to the U.S. Consider this the royal seal of approval.


SEXY like Prabal Gurung: tone-on-tone midi skirt and high heels.

MATCHY like Balmain: matching printed trousers and strappy cage sandals.

RETRO like Holly Fulton: bandeau top, A-Line retro skirt and Swedish wooden sandals.

SPORTY like Stella McCartney: oversized dress with pool sliders.


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