THIS season sees the exciting collaboration between the French design house, American Retro, and New York motorcycle apparel brand, Schott, known for its durability and quality. The iconic brand Schott is taking its original 1928 Perfecto – the name derives from a cut of cigar and the first ever leather motorcycle jacket – and merging it with American Retro’s design of zip-detail, bubbled leather and New Zealand Sheepskin, creating a limited edition jacket available from American Retro from 15 October. With the contrasting punk uniform leather and the more contemporary white sheepskin, the fabulous design will go with pretty much everything.
Joining forces with the first company to put zips on jackets, American retro is a fairly young brand adapted towards the ‘contemporary cosmopolitan’. Launched in 2002, they claim to be at the ‘heart of creative style’ and behind it all are three founders: creative director Laure Pariente and Grégory and David Pariente. American Retro, although a fairly recent addition to the fashion scene, has catapulted and has also collaborated with other brands such as Clarks and Printemps, in addition to working with Gwenyth Paltrow, Mimi Xu and Roman Moriceau.
The limited edition jacket is a must-have this Autumn/Winter, and although priced at £850, it doesn’t come cheap, it’s totally worth saving for this one-of-a-kind, avant-garde piece. The collaboration between French designers at American Retro and the classical cuts from the creators of the iconic leather motorcycle jacket at Schott N.Y.C has been a great success, with the end product being an edgy, yet wearable design.
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