Topman Denim Jacket Project

The trusted denim jacket has been having a resurgence as of late with designers, artists and DIY kids putting their stamp on this all American item. Topman’s latest design project taps into this remixed denim revolution with their upcoming Denim Jacket Project.

For this exclusive design project, Topman invited some of the most progressive designers from both sides of the Atlantic to rework this must-have piece. The line-up is made up of the cream of the British design crop, who have each shown as part of Topman and Fashion East’s initiative, MAN. From the U.K. there are Oliver Spencer, Lou DaltonKatie Eary and Shaun Samson as well as the most talked about talent to emerge from New York in recent times, the in-house Mark McNairy. The Topman Design team rounds up the impressive line up.

Oliver Spencer played with the form of a navy denim biker, complete with double asymmetric zip fastening, while Lou Dalton engineered French seams throughout that retain color during the washing process and add depth. Katie Eary describes her jacket as glamorous streetwear with detachable borg collar, gold finish metal work and animal print lining. Shaun Samson’s design is in keeping with his most recent F/W 12 show, using a sports-mesh back that he describes as both “covering up and revealing”. Mark’s design encompasses a cut-and-sew raw denim jacket fusing different jackets together to form one. Topman design looks at a classic 1930s one-pocket jacket, staying true to its workwear origins but with the addition of an allover polka dot print to make this classic shape more contemporary.

All jackets are priced at £70 and are available from April, 5, 2012. topman.com

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