The ’80s called- they want you to know that everything about Topshop’s brand new and exclusive collaboration with Schott NYC is completely awesome. That’s right, Schott’s iconic MA-1 bomber jacket has been reimagined by Toppers’ design team to produce two jackets in bespoke prints. One features contrasting polka dots, while the other is adorned with a paisley scarf print. While both cover-ups have been given a contemporary shape, there are definite echoes of the MA-1, such as a zipper sleeve pocket, padded shell fibre and a bright, bold lining.
Now. we don’t want to give you a history lesson, but let’s just say that the MA-1 is a pretty legendary fashion hero. It was developed in the late 1950s as a flight jacket, but it was during the ’80s that this beauty really made a name for itself, reaching cult status and featuring in just about every fashion spread worth its salt. Topshop x Schott NYC’s jackets are £90 each, and will be available online and in the brand’s Oxford Street store from Thursday, 27th November (that’s only two days away, people!).
Practical, cool and our own little piece of fashion history? We’d say we’re sold.
By Hannah Banks-Walker