“The leather jacket has always epitomised freedom and rebellion through exquisite craftsmanship - all things that are key to the spirit of AllSaints. And when you consider the tribal nature of bikers, you’re dealing with a culture that by its very essence sets out to express disruption.”
Wil Beedle, Creative Director
On Monday I popped down to ALLSAINTS in Covent Garden to take a look at the first part of a series of events happening all over the globe, this one being called The Biker Project. The instillation has taken over the ground floor of the Earlham Street store and consists of 50 one of a kind biker jackets. The collection boasts some incredible pieces, one of my favourites being a black and burgundy ponyskin number. The miniature exhibition itself has quite an eery feel, what with all the jackets hanging from hooks on the ceiling. It's hard not to gawk at them - one because you have your neck craned, and two because the designs are all so diverse. I also liked that I could have a browse without the danger of rushing one (or five) to the till, seeing as they're all one-offs. I've been told some designs could make it into the in-store collections though, so time will be the teller of that one. The Biker Project is open for viewing for another fortnight, and is situated at the ALLSAINTS Earlham Street store, just off of Seven Dials. There's a cool little video about the project too, which you can check out here. What do you think of the whole thing? Are you a fan of ALLSAINTS? Is the biker jacket a wardrobe staple for you?