Topman Denim Jacket Project
Following on from the success of their previous project, which involved numerous designers revamping the timeless Pea Coat, it seems as though Topman are at it again – this time enlisting the talents of 6 designers to rework another classic; The Denim Jacket.
Topman Design has produced a polka dot number in a classic cut that fits in with THE major trend for this season: patterns and prints. The bold design demands attention, making this jacket a great statement piece that would be complemented by a neutral outfit – allowing it to take its rightful place centre stage.
Lou Dalton’s jacket is a more subdued, versatile piece that could be used in a wide range of outfits. The light wash is ideal for summer, allowing you to brighten up an outfit without dominating it.
Katie Eary’s take features a light shearling collar and utilises badges for detailing. Bringing shearling into summer is a bold move and gives the piece an outdoors sensibility – something that would work well in a town and country inspired outfit. Wear with knits and chunky boots to embrace the aesthetic and take a rugged approach to the summer.
Shaun Samson takes a very different approach; adorning his jacket with mesh panel detailing that gives it a futuristic, punky vibe. Take inspiration from the photo shoot and pair with your skinniest jeans/trousers and the graphic tee of your choice, for an edgy casual look.
Oliver Spencer mixes up the denim jacket with a biker cut usually reserved for leathers. The clean, deep blue wash is a striking choice and works well with the white trousers, creating an interesting spin on the Riviera trend.
Retailing at £70, they are available from April 5th 2012 on the Topman website (as well as in select stores).