This season, the bomber jacket makes a comeback bigger and better than ever before. The classic piece is basically a menswear staple at this point; however, fall 2016 offers a whole new take on the timeless piece. By incorporating luxe velvets, leathers, wools, and other embellishments, fashion powerhouses like Dries Van Noten, Saint Laurent, and Versace debuted the most high-end versions of the bomber to date. Several adaptations of the classic piece were included in Dries Van Noten’s fall collection, proving its versatility. One of the standouts from the show was definitely the black bomber that was embellished with multi-colored ribboning at the waist. At Versace, the color palette was described as bold and futuristic, a concept that was definitely evident by looking at the bombers in the fall collection. Metallics – silvers and blues – were used on bombers, along with luxe embellishments, like wool lining. On the other end of the spectrum, the line included an edgier version of the jacket – a black leather bomber, complete with patches. In terms of menswear, Saint Laurent is synonymous with skinny-cut pants and fitted silhouettes, so it should come as no surprise that this concept was applied to the outerwear of the season. Fitted bombers made from luxe fabrics, such as velvets and brocades, were embellished with Parisian embroideries, resulting in some of the most debonair versions of the season.

Since there are so many versions of the bomber, this trend is perfect for anyone because the possibilities are virtually endless. The key to pulling it off is the fit. As opposed to other jackets, the bomber is supposed to be more fitted. The silhouette should be slim, but not too snug.

– Daniella DiRienzo