High Flying, Adored
by ABARA SG on Sep 24, 2022
This season, aviator jackets are being revived just as the 1986 movie “Top Gun,” which launched the look, is reprised, with its star Tom Cruise wearing that battered bomber jacket quite convincingly, along with co-star Jennifer Connelly. The new take on this rugged classic comes deconstructed in shape, size and style. From stripped-down black flight jackets, shorn of all detail at Givenchy, to saucy shrunken ones at Miu Miu, through to supersized ones at Prada and Louis Vuitton, and a deluxe croco version at Hermes , there’s an aviator iteration of this classic outerwear style to suit your every flight of fancy.
The perfect accessory for this rugged look is ABARA’s Vanity Case in cream calf leather. Its retro styling, and boxy shape is the ultimate throwback to a bygone era of luxury travel. Vanity cases came into thier own in the 1920s, when women's independence meant it was socially acceptable for ladies to smoke and apply make-up in public. New portable cases were designed by the eminent jewellery houses of the day, such as Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels, so that a lady could fit all her necessities into one stylish, on-the-go case. American heiress Florence Gould would carry a vanity case, tossing her lipstick, cigarette lighter, powder and a few banknotes in a Lucky Strike tin!