Louis Vuitton’s Spring/Summer collection 2016 was unveiled earlier this year, featuring a line of decadent embroidered satin bomber jackets. Although this season has just passed for those in the northern hemisphere, spring and summer are just arriving here in the south.
These jackets are not exactly a brand-new idea as they’ve existed since around the time of World War II, where Sukajan (souvenir jackets) were made for soldiers to commemorate their times in Japan (read our earlier post for more on this). This explains the traditional imagery (like cranes and tigers) often used. LV has reimagined the sukajan with luxury materials and detailed design. The return of sukajan in 2016 was not limited to Louis Vuitton but was also seen on the runways of Saint Laurent and Valentino.