Thursday, 30 July 2009

Biker Inspired Fashion

You can release your inner Hells Angel (motorbike optional, better behaviour preferred) with this ‘biker glam’ fashion trend for autumn 2009.

Fashion website WWD says, “Details such as contrast insets, quiltlike stitching or patches at the knees are in heavy rotation on jeans, which work well with biker jackets and battered Ts.” To achieve the look you’ll need leather, studs, zips and a pair of aviator sunglasses.

The biker look has recently featured on the catwalk with Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy and in the Sweet Child of Mine photoshoot for Vogue Nippon, and has been described as as “lingering in the space between fetish, biker, and rock-chic.”

Also worth checking out is the Autumn/Winter shoe collection from Nina Ricci which features some rather dramatic high heels.

At Models Direct experts feel that the key to this look is to keep it subtle. A full-on Biker ensemble may be hard to pull off, and very sweaty!

However, if you want to have a play around with this style it is pretty easy (and fairly cheap) to adapt clothing with studs, zips, badges etc.