The unique Aviator jacket is a fashion item that never seem to go out of style. For our Autumn/Winter collection Le Petit Parisien, we got inspired by the look with its edgy mix of leather and shearling. We talked to our designer Carina Frank about the history of the garment and the process behind integrating the inspiration into our new collection.
There is a historic quality to the leather shearling jacket. Shearling per say has helped people keep warm for ages – but it was in the 1930’s the aviator jacket came about. American pilots wore the iconic jackets to the skies, and in the 50’s the jacket made its transition from military to civilian use. The trend took off within the world of fashion during the 60’s and yet today most design houses has a version of their own.
Since the Aviator jacket is quite rebellious in its style, we had a process of evaluating how to incorporate the look into gentle baby products. We decided to maintain the attitude by keeping details such as buckles and zippers – you can find the classic lapel that is a key aspect of the jacket on our Aviator Black footmuff.
Another detail that we are proud of is the choice of material for the outer fabric, where we decided on using high quality, cruelty-free vegan leather. Read more about what vegan leather is and why it belongs in your closet here.
The shearling was a must to keep since it provides the softest and cosiest lining in our Aviator Black footmuff, cap and mittens.
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