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Leather Motorcycle Jackets Will Never Be the Same, Thanks to Jonathan Anderson

Photographed by Jason Lloyd-Evans

For J.W.Anderson Fall 2017, Jonathan Anderson created a sprawling, ambitious collection, offering playful takes on staples like an asymmetrical trench with a leather collar and a floral party dress that dissolved into ostrich feathers at the hemline. The pieces, which showed on the first day of London Fashion Week, felt intentionally unfinished — a raw zipper here, patches of juxtaposed fabrics there, a sweatshirt with holes slashed for arms — but one stood out above all: Anderson’s take on the classic motorcycle jacket, cropped just below the arms. Keep an eye out for leather shrugs, coming soon to a street style star near you.

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