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Paris Fashion Week: Day 2’s bombastic jackets

Designers dropped bombs across the French capital notes Drapers fashion director Ian Wright

Now this is a trend everyone at all levels of the market can get on board with. The bomber jacket, seen up and down catwalks and trade show aisles alike this season, is a commercial and comforting shape. But for spring 14 designers have tricked them up (well they would, wouldn’t they?) and taken them in new directions. At Rochas they were romanticised and constructed in soft pastel tones, at Dries van Noten they were zebra-printed and boasted puffy sleeves and Christophe Lemaire offered a spongy, midnight blue option. Guy Laroche had a thing for them, showing a few different styles, from a sleek, sheeny, slouchy silhouette to a bright white mosaic show-stopper. Perhaps the bomber jacket is the missing piece in your buy for spring 14…

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