Thursday, March 10, 2011

Close Up: Quilted Motorcycle Jacket

This season's trend is quilted leather jackets!  Balenciaga is following suit and has designed one that I am in love with! Browns Fashion is the first online web stores to get this baby in.  They have sizes 36-42 available for £1,645.00.  To not look busy with the quilting texture, they have shrunken the collar a bit and decided not to use the double layer spread collar like their traditional moto jacket.  For S/S 2011 they have decided to reuse silver zippers and this jacket is also beautifully adorned with them.  Another chic touch is the corset-like sides to add a bit of femininity and glamor!  Definitely a holy grail jacket for me.

Alternative Suggestions: 
For a similar, yet more affordable jacket, click here for a really cute one by ASOS for only $214!
Click here for a very feminine gray quilted leather jacket by IRO at Shopbop
Click here for AllSaints Walker quilted leather jacket for $395
Click here for Burberry's Quilted Leather Jacket

Below, Jennifer Connelly is wearing the Balenciaga Quilted Leather Jacket along with Noir Milkyway Pouch at The Tourist Premiere on December 10, 2010.  It definitely looks better on an actual person than on a mannequin. 


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