Gucci’s bloomin’ biker
Helen of Troy had the face that launched a thousand ships – and this is the jacket that launched a thousand high street homages
It’s a little unorthodox to kick off a fashion news story with a classical reference but, to be fair, much like the lion’s share of Gucci’s other trends, this deserves to have its own place in history. There for us in good times and bad, we’ve all come to rely on our black leather bikers because, quite simply, there’s nothing they don’t go with.
However, the aim of Gucci’s game isn’t to blend in with the crowd – it’s to draw (wanted) attention to yourself at every given opportunity, and this trophy jacket will do just that. Emblazoned with delicate floral motifs and juxtaposed with fierce studwork, it’s little wonder it commanded a resounding gasp from the fashion editors sitting Frow-side. Shortly after, it hit Gucci’s perfectly polished rails for a cool £7,440, and we swiftly put our dreams of owning one to bed.
Now, almost six months later, the high street has finally worked up not one, not two, nor three, but four amazing dupes for us to choose from. It goes without saying that they’ll elevate your jean and sweater combo to dizzyingly chic new heights but, worn over your sequin frock, we guarantee you’ll be the coolest girl at all your Christmas parties. Which is all we can hope for, really.