Balenciaga and motorcycle are two words in fashion that are as synonymous as peanut butter and jelly to sandwich connoisseurs – in short, they are indispensable. Creative Director Nicolas Ghesquiere actually created a range of handbags only for models to carry on the runway while showing off the house’s Motorcycle Jackets and it was the fabled supermodel Kate Moss who took an instant liking to those distressed, slouchy and studded satchels. Obviously, when someone as popular as Moss likes a bag, you don’t just miss that opportunity.
Hence, the Balenciaga Motorcycle Bag was born, quickly becoming one of the hottest It-bags at a time when achieving bag-stardom was nearly impossible, what with strong players like the Fendi Baguette and the Dior Saddle dominating celeb styles. Today, however, we aren’t talking about that It-bag, rather, we’re going to be talking about the Balenciaga Motorcycle Jacket, the ones that originally led to the idea of the legendary BBag being conceived by Ghesquiere.
Made of paneled black grained calfskin, this long-sleeved jacket has is accented with tonal stretch bonded jersey trim, trims in reflective silver-tone, and ribbed detailing throughout. Its stand collar adds to its smartness and the two-way zip closure, Velcro tabs at front and reinforced shoulders and elbows add a modern, technological feel that’s very apt for the digital century we are living in.
For the monogram lovers out there, there is a leather logo patch in white and perforated detailing at the chest and waist of the jacket and logo patch in white and grey leather trim at its sleeves as well. Zippered vents and Velcro tabs at cuffs and zippered seam pockets at waist add further details to complete the jacket, while there is text printed in white and leather logo patch in white at the back too.
The jacket’s tonal, fully mesh lined interior in cotton and polyester ensures maximum comfort with a welt pocket on the inside. Complemented by tonal hardware, you can get this calfskin bad boy at SSENSE today for $7000 USD.