STYLE | 29/09/2016 | TAJINDER HAYER
LOOK OF THE WEEK
THE STATEMENT ZIP-UP JACKET
You cannot have failed to notice that there has been a menswear trend for a sporty, football focused style at the moment. Recent collections from designers like Paul Smith, Christopher Shannon and Gucci have included a casual zip-up jacket as a great outerwear alternative and one that we fully support. For this weeks illustrated look, we took one of the most statement zip-ups around and show you how to wear it.
Trust Burberry to take a trend and ramp it up 100%. Whilst the zip-up has been seen on a number of catwalks, a sequined one was only found at Burberry. Channeling definite Michael Jackson circa 1988 vibes, we are obsessed with the sequined Burberry jacket. First seen on the AW16 catwalk, it boasts a stretch technical fabric covered in light catching sequins. Keeping that sporty sense, stripes appear on the arms. It is a true style statement version of an incredibly simple and highly on trend item this autumn.
We are fully aware of how much of an impact a sequined jacket will make so we would style it (or one of the many high street alternatives) with mid wash stretch skinny jeans like these from Topman, with crisp, clean, box-fresh Want Les Essentiels leather sneakers at Mr Porter.
This weeks beautiful illustration is the creation of talented artist Alvar Alcade. The Spanish illustrator and interior designer is incredibly inspired by fashion, reinterpreting and combining images through digital drawing. The realistic work is created with marked strokes and an unfinished college style. We last worked with him in June 2015 and were thrilled to be able to work with him again. Follow him on Facebook and Instagram.