10/26/2015

Product Spotlight: wings + horns x byBorre Bomber Jacket


Known for their use of innovative fabric, wings + horns has been one of the pioneers of contemporary menswear since their inception in 2004. Season after season, the Vancouver brand routinely impresses with their willingness to use new and inventive fabrics on modern pieces. The brand's fall/winter 2015 collection was perhaps their most ambitious to date, thanks in part to their attention grabbing space influenced fabric, brought to life via a collaborative effort by wings + horns' Lead Designer, Tung Vo, and founder of Amsterdam fabric design studio byBorre, Borre Akkersdijk. Together, the two created a unique interpretation of byBorre's signature BB.Suit 0.2 design, a bodysuit that cleans the air around the wearer via patented Cold Plasma technology. It's futuristic, three-dimensional fabric designs like this that has garnered Borre Akkersdijk and his Dutch studio such critical acclaim and recognition. While the fabric was made primarily for the full bodysuit (which was on display during the wings + horns fall/winter 2015 show), the fabric was then transferred over to the sleek bomber design seen here.

Made from a cotton/polyester blend, the wings + horns x byBorre Bomber Jacket uses the same shell as the custom BB.Suit 0.2. The black fabric features a mixture of perforated, quilted, and lined textures, alongside a repeating pattern of dots and lines which serve as an homage to morse code message of years past. The jacket shell is then paired with polyester sleeves, which feature an articulated texture reminiscent of the irregular vastness of the galaxy. The jacket is then finished with pebbled snap button closure, ribbed collar and cuffs, stretch nylon lining and sleeves, and Polartec Alpha insulation in the body and sleeves for extra warmth.

This unique interpretation on the classic bomber jacket style is surprisingly easy to wear, thanks to the versatile black color and modern fit. It's a great garment for anyone looking for a contemporary jacket with a great backstory. For more information on this limited edition bomber jacket, check out the product's respective product page.