This past weekend, New York’s 5th annual Pop up Flea played host to the second leg of LVC’s “The Biker with Oil and Leather & The Bikeriders” exhibition. LVC’s Fall 2012 collection pays homage to the rebellious spirit and renegade style of the American biker – white t-shirt, black leather jacket and the classic 501®. To take things next level, the brand teamed up with 13 artists and illustrators from around the globe to customize black leather motorcycle jackets with the use of oil paints, with 21 jackets designed in total. The results are tremendous with designs that cover even the most minute detail.
Japan’s Unused drops this well-designed biker jacket in navy cowhide leather. It fastens with asymmetrical metal zip and features a round collar that fastens across the front with two metal press studs. There’s plenty more detailing including reinforced quilting on each shoulder, upper arm and elbow. The body of the jacket is lined with blue quilt, ‘Thinsulate’ cotton while the sleeves are lined with a cupro and cotton blend.