There’s the classic leather jacket, the sportier bomber jacket, and there’s also the evergreen moto jacket — but the statement making racing jacket is leaving them all in the dust.
With bright colors abound, loud logos, and eclectic patchwork, the speedy pieces of outerwear have been embraced by the likes of Elsa Hosk, Bella Hadid, Kim Kardashian, Julia Fox, Dua Lipa, and none-other than professional race car driver himself Lewis Hamilton.
Seen throughout the runways of Roberto Cavalli, Glenn Martens’ Diesel, MM6 Maison Margiela, the racing jacket is going for the gold. Whether you’re ready to hop on the back of a motorcycle or participate in a high-speed chase, the leather statement piece adds the perfect amount of extra edge to an ensemble.
Here, GRAZIA USA has rounded up the latest A-listers to adopt the racing jacket trend, from Elsa Hosk to Dua Lipa. By far the hottest trend of the summer, you can almost smell the burning rubber.
Bouncing around LA this week, supermodel Elsa Hosk was spotted donning Closed Official’s Flared-X wide-legged denim, and a cropped white tank, with a black leather jacket, featuring a yellow racing stripe down the arm.
Attending the menswear runway shows in Paris, rapper Tyga made his appearance in a full-leather Givenchy set. Looking like he was headed off the race track, the ensemble comprised of a racing jacket and matching pants in red, white, and black, featuring embroidered patchwork reading, “racing” and “ultra-g.”
Stepping out in New York City, supermodel Bella Hadid paired her leather kitten heel pumps with black leather trousers and a rhinestone-embellished butterfly belt. Wearing a canary top with a keyhole cutout, Hadid’s choice of outerwear further pushed the racing jacket’s sartorial influence. In bright yellow leather, the jacket came with motorsports brand Yamaha’s label emblazoned across the front.
Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton sported a sleek red and blue colorblocked faux-leather jacket and matching slacks from the Amsterdam-based label Daily Paper to his final practice ahead of the Miami Grand Prix.
Furthering her love for Balenciaga, Kim Kardashian attended the Revolve Social Club VIP Opening at the Revolve Social Club this March, donning her favorite pantaboots, her hourglass handbag, silver sunglasses, and leather gloves. Kardashian made a statement with her leather Balenciaga embossed leather racing jacket, complete with shoulder pads to finish off her look.
Out and about for New York Fashion Week, influencer Vanessa Hong was spotted donning a black leather racing jacket with a yellow patches, as well as checkered arm bands on the sleeves.
Seen out in her oversized Balenciaga moto jacket time and time again, the designer statement piece is clearly a favorite wardrobe staple of Dua Lipa’s.
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